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Avoneer - 9/4/07 at 09:53 PM

Having seen people asking for dash layouts on many occasions, can we all post a pic of our dashboards so that all pics are together on one post?

Ta,

Pat...


RichardK - 9/4/07 at 09:57 PM



Rich


caber - 9/4/07 at 10:01 PM

Here's mine, well retro

oil pressure in empty hole, water temp, speedo, lights, revs, fuel

[Edited on 4/9/2007 by caber] Rescued attachment Photo_031007_002.jpg
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BenB - 9/4/07 at 10:02 PM

Dashboard
Dashboard


rayward - 9/4/07 at 10:03 PM


Humbug - 9/4/07 at 10:13 PM

Here's mine Rescued attachment Dash.JPG
Rescued attachment Dash.JPG


Guinness - 9/4/07 at 10:15 PM

Left to right, water temp, oil temp, oil pressure, VR2 Veypor, Bright 6, Ignition and Start.

Overview:-




Drivers view:-




Mike


indykid - 9/4/07 at 10:18 PM

and mine Rescued attachment snap off.jpg
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indykid - 9/4/07 at 10:19 PM

and from the other side with vinyl Rescued attachment dash.jpg
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bigrich - 9/4/07 at 10:20 PM

bike clocks and savage switches,ignition and 4 auxillary switches to add


graememk - 9/4/07 at 10:40 PM

graememksva3
graememksva3


locoR1 - 9/4/07 at 10:56 PM

Here's mine Hopfuly

Or not

[Edited on 9/4/07 by locoR1]

Description
Description


thats better

[Edited on 9/4/07 by locoR1]


Fozzie - 9/4/07 at 11:00 PM

Here's mine....

Left is Rev Counter, middle Oil Pressure/Water Temp, Right, Speedo.

Fozzie
Dash taken by shortie
Dash taken by shortie


SeaBass - 9/4/07 at 11:17 PM


jollygreengiant - 10/4/07 at 04:02 AM



and


[Edited on 10/4/07 by jollygreengiant]


scutter - 10/4/07 at 05:37 AM

Pre sva 01
Pre sva 01

ATB Dan.


locoboy - 10/4/07 at 06:54 AM

My old dash,


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redeye - 10/4/07 at 08:55 AM

heres mine



dash
dash


[Edited on 10/4/07 by redeye]


Jon Ison - 10/4/07 at 09:06 AM

. Rescued attachment dash_1.jpg
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mookaloid - 10/4/07 at 09:06 AM

mine

Dash
Dash


[Edited on 10/4/07 by mookaloid]


chrsgrain - 10/4/07 at 10:01 AM

Hi all,

here's ours, not covered, but shows the instrument layout. Pictures are clickable for bigger images....



Chris


esn163 - 10/4/07 at 12:43 PM

Heres ours - you can just about see all of it acumen gear indicator and the ignition switch are on the other side of the wheel



Description
Description


Edit to add photo

Ed

[Edited on 10/4/07 by esn163]


Smartripper - 10/4/07 at 05:13 PM

Hello,

Here is my dash.....yes the steeringwheel is on the left side...


Daniel Rescued attachment Dash.jpg
Rescued attachment Dash.jpg


chrisg - 10/4/07 at 06:02 PM

[img][/img]


zetec - 10/4/07 at 07:32 PM

Mine... Rescued attachment interior 2.JPG
Rescued attachment interior 2.JPG


grusks2 - 10/4/07 at 10:39 PM

Pre sva dash Rescued attachment dash3.JPG
Rescued attachment dash3.JPG


thomas4age - 11/4/07 at 12:31 PM

Here's mine.

Gauges are Dakota Digital, very high quality with recal functions, I wanted a digital dash but not the modern looking display type.

compilation striker
compilation striker


sad thing is that after I switched the steeringwheel to 1 size bigger I can't see how fast I'm going anymore..... but then again, who cares?

grtz Thomas


PaulBuz - 13/4/07 at 03:37 PM

My dash Rescued attachment dash.jpg
Rescued attachment dash.jpg


bob - 13/4/07 at 05:46 PM

Basic but functional Rescued attachment MK Indy build pics 139.jpg
Rescued attachment MK Indy build pics 139.jpg


Marcus - 14/4/07 at 09:51 AM

[img][/img]


mangogrooveworkshop - 2/6/07 at 08:25 PM

koso


Dusty - 2/6/07 at 09:15 PM

Mine in a dim garage. Can't see the red glow of the backlights. Plus I need to put some sort of lid on the ECU box!

[Edited on 2/6/07 by Dusty] Rescued attachment dash.jpg
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smart51 - 2/6/07 at 09:26 PM

Here's mine Rescued attachment vortx_dash.JPG
Rescued attachment vortx_dash.JPG


prelude1980 - 3/6/07 at 12:31 PM

here's mine just finished today Rescued attachment Dashboard.JPG
Rescued attachment Dashboard.JPG


Hellfire - 3/6/07 at 01:01 PM

Here's ours.

Dash Pic
Dash Pic


Phil


nick205 - 3/6/07 at 02:17 PM

inset instrument panel with ETB gauges and SVC lamps... Rescued attachment latest-1.jpg
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nick205 - 3/6/07 at 02:18 PM

Plywood, foam and vinyl dash finished and fitted... Rescued attachment latest-2.jpg
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nick205 - 3/6/07 at 02:21 PM

BTW, zetec's dash is still the best looking effort IMO.


wicket - 3/6/07 at 03:03 PM

Here's mine Rescued attachment Cockpit1.jpg
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chrsgrain - 3/6/07 at 05:03 PM

Here's ours now covered....








Chris


Chazzy - 5/6/07 at 09:38 PM

Here's mine, great thread BTW, My rev counter is skew wiff so my hands on the wheel don;t get in the way also in a racer-esqu pose, the red line is approx 12o'clock so you can see and identify the posotion out of the corner of your eye, as if the noise wasn't enough warning!
two switches on right of wheel are manual fan and rear fog.


Description
Description


chas

[Edited on 5/6/07 by Chazzy]


GeoffB - 6/6/07 at 08:23 PM

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crap shot but it also uses the vapour and has everything i need in the line of sight.

geoff


Marlon - 13/6/07 at 06:15 PM

Here's my effort. Am thinking of putting some black inserts in it somewhere.
[img][/img]

john.


Avoneer - 17/6/07 at 05:11 PM

And my new dash:

Good work everyone - turning out to be a great thread for ideas...

Pat...


neilj37 - 24/6/07 at 07:50 PM

Heres mine, clean lines and functional thanks to Dion . Rescued attachment MNR_VORTEX_008.jpg
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Deckman001 - 26/6/07 at 04:38 PM

Here's mine, not a good pic though , sorry

Jason
interior
interior


flak monkey - 26/6/07 at 04:42 PM

Mine, a mismatch of bits:



soggy 3 - 27/6/07 at 11:10 PM

here,s mine


les - 29/6/07 at 09:31 AM

fantastic thread!
fossie- how did you attach your aeroscreen? looks like there are no brackets?

les


artweek - 1/7/07 at 06:37 PM

carbon fiber ones are nice. zetecs is the best by far.


Fozzie - 1/7/07 at 06:51 PM

quote:
Originally posted by les
fantastic thread!
fossie- how did you attach your aeroscreen? looks like there are no brackets?

les


It does look as though its 'floating' from the cockpit side doesn't it?

I don't want to ruin the dashboard thread, by posting the picture that could explain it (no, there are no brackets as such), so, go to my photo archive, click on the Brize Norton folder, then look for the picture 'Brize Fozzmobile' ...... it will be revealed there!

Fozzie

edit to add.....or look in my photo archive, scroll down to photo, 'taken by Jasper' for another shot....... and 'taken by Kitlooney'

[Edited on 1/7/2007 by Fozzie]


darrens - 5/7/07 at 10:41 PM

and one more! not finished at this point

[Edited on 5/7/07 by darrens]


Bob C - 7/7/07 at 07:36 PM

Here's mine - soon I'll find a suitable neutral density filter to go in front & complete the minimalist ensemble
Bob Rescued attachment dash.JPG
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worX - 11/7/07 at 02:26 PM


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stevec - 20/9/07 at 10:19 PM

mine


mackei23b - 21/9/07 at 08:25 AM

And another.............. Rescued attachment Dash.JPG
Rescued attachment Dash.JPG


ceebmoj - 11/10/07 at 07:03 PM

quote:
Originally posted by wicket
Here's mine


graememk



hi there where did you two get the dash warning lights from?

[Edited on 11/10/07 by ceebmoj]


Jos Fury - 17/4/08 at 06:21 PM


Philwaters7 - 18/4/08 at 06:48 PM


jacko - 19/4/08 at 05:10 PM

[img][/img]


iiyama - 21/4/08 at 11:40 AM



not quite finished, but you get the idea


FazerBob - 21/4/08 at 07:10 PM

as it is now

[Edited on 21/4/08 by FazerBob] Rescued attachment dash.jpg
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FazerBob - 21/4/08 at 07:11 PM

as it was originally


[Edited on 21/4/08 by FazerBob] Rescued attachment Original dash.jpg
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eccsmk - 21/4/08 at 07:55 PM

dash number 1


dash number 2


dash number 3


dr-fastlane - 22/4/08 at 06:58 PM

The original Sierra ones


locoR1 - 24/4/08 at 07:43 PM

After a compleat retrim over winter heres my new dash just finished!

The old dash / interior shot is on page Two of this thread.


vinnievector - 24/4/08 at 09:14 PM

some nice dashes not finished mine yet but loads of ideas now ,mmm makes me wonder why i keep buying magazines that keep churning out the same stuff every month , when we have such a source of information . on this site

thanks Vinnie .


flak monkey - 25/4/08 at 06:48 AM

'New' dash, with Aim MXL Pro digi dash






Macbeast - 25/4/08 at 02:21 PM

I think it's going to end up like this :


Dash Layout
Dash Layout


I cut circles from black card and stuck them in place with Blutack. Checked I could see all dials from driving position. To be Classic Smiths instruments: I think everything is within exempt area.


lsdweb - 26/4/08 at 10:22 PM

Not a 7 - if you ever think you're short of space, just take a look at this!


New Dash
New Dash


hoots_min - 9/5/08 at 08:32 PM

This is the interim effort, although once completed am very pleased with it, may not get round to doing the final effort!!


Description
Description


adithorp - 31/5/08 at 08:24 AM

Not a very good shot but thought I'b add it anyway.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z282/adrianthorp/Pre-SVA003-1.jpg

adrian


matnrach - 31/5/08 at 04:25 PM

Again not a 7 type Rescued attachment dash.JPG
Rescued attachment dash.JPG


skidude88 - 3/6/08 at 08:40 AM

New dash in place
New dash in place


iiyama - 20/6/08 at 09:45 AM

OK, other then steering coloumn shroud, mines finished!



[Edited on 20/6/08 by iiyama]


tcr - 22/6/08 at 05:46 PM

BEFORE


AND AFTER


NEW DASH VID


Black Cat - 13/7/08 at 02:31 PM

Dash 4
Dash 4


http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/upload/Dash%20board%20002a.jpg

Dash for my Tiger Avon. Didn't like the idea of the dash finishing flush with the top of the scuttle so decided to laminate a timber around the top of my ply dash and covered it with vinyl. Gives it a better finish and also a shadow line over the top.


Black Cat - 13/7/08 at 02:38 PM

Another photo, this time showing all the dials in position. Had to super impose the dials on the left as I intend to leave them off for the time being as not sure that they will pass the SVA.

[img][/img]


edspurrier - 15/7/08 at 05:20 PM

STeering wheel temporary! Rescued attachment dash.jpg
Rescued attachment dash.jpg


mawmaw - 19/7/08 at 03:06 PM

also not a 7 but a phoenix, switches are in a box on top of the sidepod Rescued attachment IMG00029.jpg
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Stuart_B - 23/7/08 at 08:06 PM

here my dash board is, it has teh orginal serria clocks, with a rev counter a savage rear fog light switch, the dashboard is made from mdf covered in foam covered in black vinly.
dashboard
dashboard

dashboard
dashboard

dashboard2
dashboard2

dashboard3
dashboard3


thanks

stuart

[Edited on 23/7/08 by Stuart_B]


MautoK - 5/9/08 at 09:35 PM

...and another. If it doesn't show here, see my archive.
The little rectangular panel behind the shift lever carries the light switch (ex Cavalier rotary) and rocker switch for the indicatiors.


jabbahutt - 24/9/08 at 01:44 PM

Here's mine, really happy with the result. would of liked the vinyl not to of gone saggy in places but hey ho first attempt and all that.


[img] interior
interior
[/img]


Meeerrrk - 20/10/08 at 05:30 PM

Jabbahutt, yours is fantastic

heres mine people:
FULLY functioning bike clocks, sva switches, accumen gear indicator. Simple but effective:


Alez - 2/11/08 at 03:48 PM

ST Locost Fireblade:


Fury V8:


Nice thread


nz_climber - 4/11/08 at 07:09 AM

well I don't have much to show yet, but have been really inspired by alot of the stuff in this thread, so thought I could share what mine will look like.. One day I will finish it.





matt.c - 17/12/08 at 10:40 PM

Any more pics using carbon dash, bike clocks, starter buttons etc (No digidashes)

Looking for the racing look.


iiyama - 18/12/08 at 03:56 PM


irvined - 28/12/08 at 04:00 PM

My new dash....


dash
dash


mr_pr - 10/1/09 at 10:50 AM

Missing Starter Button (Centre hole) and Horn, Brake Warning. Obviously steering wheel and column aren't fitted!!

Otherwise....


piran - 23/1/09 at 09:07 AM

Well here's the central bit of my dash


chris_smith - 17/2/09 at 09:56 PM

finally i have my dash so i can post a pic here

have been looking forward to being able to post on this thread


Vindi_andy - 20/2/09 at 08:59 AM

Heres mine

Combine effort with wife doing soft bit me doing the rest

Obviously steering wheel not fitted

Description
Description


welderman - 21/2/09 at 07:13 PM

heres mine as of last night Rescued attachment dash.jpg
Rescued attachment dash.jpg


YQUSTA - 21/2/09 at 07:47 PM

Heres mine


Description
Description



Description
Description


cjtheman - 25/2/09 at 10:21 AM

here is mine not long finished Rescued attachment DSCF1549 resize.JPG
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Davey D - 26/2/09 at 11:50 AM

Here is mine.. just not got the paddle shift fitted in this picture.


Flamez - 26/2/09 at 06:26 PM

Here are 2 pictures of my dash layout on a mac1motorsports worx

Dash
Dash


Dash 2
Dash 2


I have utilised the bike ignition barrel and key.

[Edited on 26-2-09 by Flamez]


westy turbo - 27/2/09 at 11:13 PM

Iam very confused how the carbon dash can be fited without bolts.....is that velcro tape?


gdp66 - 4/3/09 at 09:38 PM

Still need to add a few switches. Rescued attachment dash_final.jpg
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Alan M - 29/3/09 at 07:27 PM

here's mine


Wheels244 - 30/4/09 at 10:10 PM

Here's mine

Description
Description


Slater - 10/5/09 at 07:40 PM

Here's mine.

6mm MDF with batons along lower edges, then radiused to 38mm, sealed, painted with gloss black then sprayed with dry film lube to give a satin black look.


dash post sva 2
dash post sva 2


inspired by a spitfire cockpit.....

spitfire cockpit
spitfire cockpit


[Edited on 10/5/09 by Slater]


Jasper - 19/5/09 at 12:34 PM

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cosmick - 25/5/09 at 04:12 AM

Fiesta Mk3 indicator/headlamp switch with self cancel on turns, plus Hayabusa instruments set into a carbon dash. I changed this from the original Westfield dash which was clumsy in my opinion to this which is much more simple and i can see all the gauges rather than looking through the steering wheel.


DavidW - 27/5/09 at 07:47 PM

Here's my effort.

(Car not yet finished)

David



matt.c - 30/5/09 at 04:32 PM

Been wanting to show mine off for ages.


[img][/img]


johncarman - 3/7/09 at 06:38 PM

Here's mine...


[img][/img]


NeilP - 2/8/09 at 09:17 PM

Missed this thread for some reason - mine...

Description
Description


stretch - 28/9/09 at 07:58 AM

current progress on new dash - not 100% finished yet, decided to insert a cutout above gearlever


Daddylonglegs - 6/10/09 at 08:28 PM

Here's my effort:




Still plenty of work to do on it yet. The wrinkly look in the middle is where I used packing tape to stop the resin running everywhere when I widened the dash

Sort of worked

I'm going to pad it but still not sure whether to finish in black vinyl or what. Car is middle blue (or will be)


Findlay234 - 26/10/09 at 03:12 PM

Original MK1 MR2 dials completely redone for the car....

Finished 1
Finished 1



The build can be viewed here....

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=76774


Angel Acevedo - 31/12/09 at 05:21 PM

First I would like to thank you all who posted pictures, this shows that there are several ways to skin a monkey succesfully.
Due to a back injurie , Im forced out of the shop for a while, so no heavy weight lifting-lugging around, but I think I can do my dash as the elements are light weight,
To the ones that posted, I was thinking if you have pictures to post of the back side of the dash where the wiring is.
Another thing i was wondering was how did you managed to pass the wiring through the firewall, Grommets, Firewall connectors, Firewall strips, etc.
As per the above, Im planning to finish my dash in such a manner that I can install-desinstall as a Unit.
Thanks in advance for posting ideas.
Seasons greetings.
AA


RK - 3/1/10 at 04:19 PM

On mine (not shown), most of the wires from the dash go to the fuse and junction boxes mounted on the firewall (made of plastic in my case, so not really a firewall, then), and others go down through an opening in the transmission tunnel to the engine bay, and on to lights etc.

Although the majority of wires are in convoluted tubing, it is a real mess under my dash. I would love to have someone help me clean it up so I could unplug things and eventually replace the dash.


Angel Acevedo - 4/1/10 at 02:27 PM

RK,
Thanks anyway, as stated on my original question, I was trying to gather information to make some kind of modular installation.
Thanks again and regards.
AA


contaminated - 5/1/10 at 05:33 PM

Picture of mine. In answer to a question above, when I re-wired mine I terminated every single wire with these. In this way I can detatch the thing as a unit if I have to.

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/multipin-wiring-connectors-8-way-mul8-single-3402-p.asp


Angel Acevedo - 5/1/10 at 05:44 PM

Contaminated,
Cheers.
AA


FFTS - 28/1/10 at 11:16 PM

Flash Dash2
Flash Dash2

Flash Dash
Flash Dash


Angel Acevedo - 13/2/10 at 03:17 AM

Thid is my layout only....
Still have to try on for fit once Steering wheel position is determined.

[Edited on 2/13/2010 by Angel Acevedo] Rescued attachment Dash.jpg
Rescued attachment Dash.jpg


Angel Acevedo - 13/2/10 at 03:20 AM

This is my layout only....
Still have to try on for fit once Steering wheel position is determined.

Any help regarding the number and functions of switches that I may be overlooking would be very appreciated.

[Edited on 2/13/2010 by Angel Acevedo]


Ian D - 6/4/10 at 07:41 PM

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Ian D - 6/4/10 at 07:43 PM

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eddie99 - 23/4/10 at 02:39 PM

Finally completed my Dash!

Dash done!
Dash done!


Tartanpimpernel - 21/6/10 at 12:30 PM

pic of my almost finished dash...


stevegough - 3/9/10 at 04:34 PM

Like others, I have been looking forward for ages to posting my completed effort here....

Some inspiration from jabbahutt and one other (who I forget as their photo has long since vanished into the 'hard-drive-with-a-hole' in it) but theirs had the beading around the edge.

Thanks, guys.


Description
Description


[Edited on 3/9/10 by stevegough]


stevegough - 3/9/10 at 04:37 PM

( not yet covered / painted )
Description
Description


adithorp - 3/9/10 at 06:08 PM

Is the bottom edge padded? If not it has to be 19mm radius and the angles on yours don't look like that from the pictures.

Nice though.

adrian


stevegough - 3/9/10 at 08:19 PM

good point, Adrian - the bottom of the dash (left side only) has a 40mm diam section of waste pipe tubing filled with a shaped 2x2 piece of wood (to give purchase to the 7off 1 1/4" screws) - the ply is then shaped to it, and it is all covered with vinyl.

As the section over the driver is steeply angled and filled with steering column, it wasn't necessary / possible to do it on that side. (I hope).

There are more photos of the components in my archive under 'interior' but, as yet, none showing how I fitted the radiusing bit.

[Edited on 3/9/10 by stevegough]


stevegough - 6/9/10 at 04:59 PM

for Adrian - took a pic showing the bottom radiusing....


Description
Description


wescottishmatt - 9/11/10 at 11:27 AM


westy turbo - 9/11/10 at 02:43 PM


cat - 4/1/11 at 01:03 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34192371@N00/5323163447/

[Edited on 4/1/11 by cat]


shaft - 25/1/11 at 07:39 PM


westy turbo - 6/4/11 at 01:28 PM

previus lost...


Johneturbo - 6/4/11 at 03:46 PM

Here's mine
using the ZZR14 clocks, just a basic layout really have oil pressure gauge, i'm trying to use the bike clocks fuel gauge
not sure if it give a true reading yet.
i'll know when i run out of fuel


not a great piccy taken with my phone and low light

Dash layout
Dash layout


[Edited on 6/4/11 by Johneturbo]


hellberg - 10/5/11 at 09:32 PM


sdh2903 - 22/6/11 at 09:49 AM


40inches - 22/6/11 at 01:30 PM

Wheel fitted
Wheel fitted

Reverse panel
Reverse panel


jabbahutt - 22/6/11 at 01:51 PM

The above has turned out superbly!! I take my hat off to you for a truly stunning job.


sssline - 22/6/11 at 03:14 PM

3rd attempt since owning the car -







[Edited on 22/6/11 by sssline]


jossey - 22/6/11 at 03:22 PM

New dash Hand made
New dash Hand made


stevegough - 22/6/11 at 06:16 PM

quote:
Originally posted by jossey
New dash Hand made
New dash Hand made



What happened, Jossey? - looks like a melt-down!


jossey - 23/6/11 at 10:38 AM

It looks better on the car than sat on the back of my Tintop with clouds above it.

Gonna fit it with the Cowling to hide the Steering hole.





quote:
Originally posted by stevegough
quote:
Originally posted by jossey
New dash Hand made
New dash Hand made



What happened, Jossey? - looks like a melt-down!


myke pocock - 19/8/11 at 09:52 PM



Mk 2 Escort instrument pod with the front curved face cut off flat, a piece of clear acrylic glue on and then a piece of thin alloy cut, shaped, bead blasted and glued to the front.


RK - 31/8/11 at 02:42 AM

Very nice. Where did you get the rubber trim around the top? Mine always end up looking like a 5 year old did them. I've done 4 of them. Seriously.

[Edited on 31/8/11 by RK]


i_froloshki - 5/1/12 at 06:32 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Jasper
One more.... Rescued attachment ABCD0013.JPG
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Hi there Jasper,
I would like to ask you if the alcantara fabric that you have used is with some amount of foam on its back, or just the fabric itself? And the other question is - how do you treat the curves on the dash - heat, steam or just stretch it? I just drilled my dash yesterday and it is ready to be covered, but i do not know what fabric to put - with or without foam. Any advice will be highly appreciated.
Regards
Yavor


Angel Acevedo - 5/1/12 at 03:37 PM

quote:
Originally posted by i_froloshki
quote:
Originally posted by Jasper
One more.... Rescued attachment ABCD0013.JPG
Rescued attachment ABCD0013.JPG



Hi there Jasper,
I would like to ask you if the alcantara fabric that you have used is with some amount of foam on its back, or just the fabric itself? And the other question is - how do you treat the curves on the dash - heat, steam or just stretch it? I just drilled my dash yesterday and it is ready to be covered, but i do not know what fabric to put - with or without foam. Any advice will be highly appreciated.
Regards
Yavor


Yavor,
Foam has the advantage that looks better around corners, IMO, but has a couple of drawbacks, it gets cooked over time which may lead to the separation of the top layer and on open cars it retains moisture.
HTH.
AA


Talkiet - 7/1/12 at 11:27 AM

I can't take credit for this since I bought the car off the original builder, but I really liked the dash layout. (I have added the AF gauge and mounted a remote set of Megasquirt ECU LEDs though)

Not being in the UK, we don't have a lot of the SVA radiusing issues you have.



I've taken a lot of inspiration from these forums and have a bunch of ideas welling up... Unfortunately a substantial number of them depend on me learning to lay up Carbon Fibre first :-)

Cheers - N


steve m - 7/1/12 at 11:54 AM


bobinspain - 7/1/12 at 03:33 PM

Wanted 'gated' aircraft switches, having seen them on another factory-built car, complemented by 'Savage switches' in the centre all set in a c/f factory dash.


[Edited on 7/1/12 by bobinspain]


[Edited on 7/1/12 by bobinspain]


i_froloshki - 9/1/12 at 11:30 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by i_froloshki
quote:
Originally posted by Jasper
One more.... Rescued attachment ABCD0013.JPG
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Hi there Jasper,
I would like to ask you if the alcantara fabric that you have used is with some amount of foam on its back, or just the fabric itself? And the other question is - how do you treat the curves on the dash - heat, steam or just stretch it? I just drilled my dash yesterday and it is ready to be covered, but i do not know what fabric to put - with or without foam. Any advice will be highly appreciated.
Regards
Yavor


Yavor,
Foam has the advantage that looks better around corners, IMO, but has a couple of drawbacks, it gets cooked over time which may lead to the separation of the top layer and on open cars it retains moisture.
HTH.
AA


Hi there,
i went with the foam one. Here is a pick of the rough stitching. I will try to sew it today with my standard sewing machine and clue it to the dash.
Regards
Yavor
[img] Alcantara dash
Alcantara dash
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i_froloshki - 12/1/12 at 09:38 PM

Hello,
here is the final result, i am happy with it with juuust a little mistakes but for my first dash it is fine. Next one will be much better i am sure.
[img] Dashboard with instruments
Dashboard with instruments
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Regards
Yavor


scootz - 12/1/12 at 09:40 PM

Good work Yavor!


mabbs - 28/1/12 at 04:53 PM



All carbon fibre pre-preg. Seats are now carbon fibre pre-preg also.


Ciprian - 28/1/12 at 05:14 PM

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Originally posted by mabbs


All carbon fibre pre-preg. Seats are now carbon fibre pre-preg also.


wow, i like that. is it an atom or ?


mabbs - 28/1/12 at 05:32 PM

MEV Rocket :




Picture above is it at the Autosport show a couple of weeks ago. Car is still being built but should be on the road for this summer. Picture is with the new carbon fibre pre-preg seats fitted, as the red Sparco seats have been sold.


bracey - 22/2/12 at 08:32 PM

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bracey - 22/2/12 at 08:34 PM


zugs - 22/2/12 at 09:03 PM

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theprisioner - 28/2/12 at 06:34 PM



2006 SEIW/Durotec 2L, not the most modern dash layout


blakep82 - 28/2/12 at 06:40 PM

some lovely stuff here!
here's how mine's shaping up
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just about to laquer the carbon to shine it all up a bit


se7en - 28/2/12 at 08:42 PM

quote:
Originally posted by artweek
zetecs is the best by far.



+1


lsdweb - 5/3/12 at 11:26 PM

26 not 7 !

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chrisbeale - 23/3/12 at 07:28 AM

Here's my finished dash, only taken 4 months
After her makeover
After her makeover


nz_climber - 6/5/12 at 04:55 AM

Finally got my dash finished and covered

Enjoy








jabbahutt - 19/6/12 at 09:46 AM

Thought I'd post my revised dash now I've finally finished it and the car is up for sale. The dash was the most enjoyable part of the entire build for me probably because I didn't need to ask as many questions.



TimEllershaw - 19/6/12 at 10:12 AM

quote:
Originally posted by jabbahutt
Thought I'd post my revised dash now I've finally finished it and the car is up for sale. The dash was the most enjoyable part of the entire build for me probably because I didn't need to ask as many questions.

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That's really nicely done.

I noticed it on your ebay advert, and thought it must make the car very sellable. Good luck with the sale.

Tim.


ceebmoj - 28/6/12 at 09:40 PM

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Originally posted by Talkiet




Does any body have a CAD file of a logo like this? So I can get it cut in some bits


markie76 - 20/9/12 at 09:11 AM

Hi Guys,

Heres mine from my recently acquired JC Wide Body Sports Locust (built 1998) with titchy 'handcuffs' steering wheel.

Thx.



big-vee-twin - 21/9/12 at 09:18 PM

[img] Completed dash trial fit
Completed dash trial fit
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gtr_garner - 18/10/12 at 06:39 PM

this one is mine:






Sorry for the poor pics i need to take better ones, id like to swap the standard clocks for a digidash or similar but i love the switches etc the previous owner did a v good job on them.


gblawson - 21/12/12 at 11:12 PM


GonzoRacer - 9/1/13 at 05:09 PM

^ Nice work, Gordon!
My dash isn't in your league, but to continue the "steering wheel is on the wrong side" pictures:
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Dash panel is a piece of aluminium sheet, covered in CF-look vinyl, or as we say at Team Slotus, "Carbon FiSticker Construction."
Autometer gauges, with angle mounting cups to tilt them toward the driver, who probably won't look at them anyway.
Switches, L to R: Ignition, push Start, Fuel Pump, Water Pump, Rad Fan, "Extra." (That last might become a "fan for footbox"

Both pictures show that "glow" around the gear shift knob. Demonic possession, perhaps?

Regards-
JDK

[Edited on 9/1/13 by GonzoRacer]


theduck - 10/1/13 at 10:00 PM

Brilliant thread! Given me lots of ideas.


The Black Flash - 3/12/13 at 09:39 PM

Well, this thread is where I got most of my ideas, so here's my addition:


Made from 3 sections of 1.5mm ally. The outside 2 parts are covered with leather, the labels I had made at make-a-sign.co.uk


Nash - 3/12/13 at 10:49 PM

This is mine in my Indy



........Neil


avagolen - 5/1/14 at 08:25 PM

This is my addition to the gallery.

Fury - not yet on the road.

Instrument_Panel
Instrument_Panel


robertst - 16/2/14 at 02:07 AM

this is mine... and yes, that is a radio, good for blasting music between traffic lights! also i've noticed that two cheap 20w speakers installed in the right place on the transmission tunnel creates quite a noticeable reverb with the ally panels and they sound quite good!


SteveWallace - 22/2/14 at 01:50 PM

This is mine - MDF base with plumbing pipe for the bottom edge radius, covered with felt backing and then faux leather. ETB gauges:

finished dash 1
finished dash 1


finished dash 3
finished dash 3


finished dash 2
finished dash 2


Dale - 11/3/14 at 05:01 AM

After way too much time its pretty much finished- except I broke my temp gauge and need to get a new core(temp sensor tube broken). The insert sits inside a frame made of 3/4 inch conduit on the bottom 3 pieces. Gauges are made in adobe and the tach and speedo are reverse sweep like the old maserati of the 30s,40s I have added the family coat of arms to those gauges. The aluminum finish is done with an orbital sander with 80 grit and coats of clear, I brushed it first but did not like it, so returned to this finish.
Dale




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40inches - 1/4/14 at 08:27 AM

I was 70% happy with the first incarnation. Now, after spending far too much time over the winter, I am 90% happy.
Before and after photos.
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Reverse panel
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Random shots

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The Black Flash - 1/4/14 at 10:14 AM

Now that is a seriously neat job!


theduck - 1/4/14 at 10:48 AM

Quick update to mine now interior is almost finished.



[Edited on 1/4/14 by theduck]


Stot - 6/4/14 at 08:11 AM

Here is mine.



Aluminium with an IVA rolled edge covered in a synthetic veneer with an upside-down MX5 dash with new dials mounted into MDF and covered with leather and foam where needed. LED tell tales and tell tale logos laser etched into the leather.

Cheers
Stot


TimEllershaw - 2/6/14 at 02:00 PM

The original - a flat ali sheet with a razor shart bottom edge !


The bare panel :
Looked nice to begin with but soon turned grey and grubby


And with some sticky-back-plastic :






... only later did I realise that I made a copy of a Cateringvan dash :


sg_frost - 1/9/14 at 07:36 PM


rodgling - 9/9/14 at 10:01 AM

My new dash layout:



Pleased with how it came out, reasonably neat and the carbon fibre looks good. The dash shift lights are only used for alarms and lap time information, the shift lights in the drivers eyeline are used for shift light functionality. Dash control buttons mounted on the wheel for easy access.

An earlier version taken in better light, but with the BMW clocks still present:



[Edited on 9/9/14 by rodgling]


renetom - 9/9/14 at 05:03 PM

Our interior BEC flappy paddle gearshift

interior
interior


VERTFELIX - 17/12/14 at 04:14 PM

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VERTFELIX - 17/12/14 at 04:16 PM

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ianm67 - 17/12/14 at 05:04 PM

Here's the dash ready to be bolted into the Dax



Luego.2.0 - 14/10/15 at 05:01 PM




Here's mine


AlanH - 16/2/16 at 12:34 PM

Here is a pic of how mine looks just now but I am in the throws of updating it.
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johnemms - 10/3/16 at 02:19 PM

MOT due ..3 years old already !
Dash looks a bit like spiders eyes ..


Gauges Linky


[Edited on 10/3/16 by johnemms]


AlanH - 10/3/16 at 07:17 PM

Looks good. Is that a choke cable? What carbs are you running?


johnemms - 10/3/16 at 09:07 PM

locost Thread..here.


james h - 29/3/16 at 03:42 PM

quote:
Originally posted by johnemms
MOT due ..3 years old already !
Dash looks a bit like spiders eyes ..


Gauges Linky


[Edited on 10/3/16 by johnemms]


Is the right hand gauge a speedo?


johnemms - 29/3/16 at 06:31 PM

Its a speedo & rev counter
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Velona Link..

Glowshift Gauges

My main speedo does not have an odometer that records total mileage for mot/insurance etc.
Regular Type 9 electronic drive runs both speedos.
(can switch it off at night or if you do not want to record total mileage)

Drive at 40mph ..press set.. done.. easy peasy
Programable RPM 0-20000 Min 10 rpm
Speedo 0-250 mph or km/h
DC 9-16v (12v regular)
Conect to OEM sensor
Stainlesss or Black



[Edited on 29/3/16 by johnemms]


deanspoors - 7/4/16 at 06:31 AM

Here's mine on a Westfield Megabusa. Race Technology dash, Savage Switches and FIA cut off on a carbon dash. Pleased with it.



Quinten - 7/4/16 at 10:38 AM

Great thread!



4 gauges (water, fuel, rpm, speed), a single side/dipped/main switch, 3 savage switches (hazard, start, fan), 2 indicator buttons on steering wheel, and a Bright6 module for the warning lights. I like things minimal


Irony - 7/4/16 at 10:48 AM

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james h - 7/4/16 at 08:02 PM

quote:
Originally posted by johnemms
Its a speedo & rev counter
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Velona Link..

Glowshift Gauges

My main speedo does not have an odometer that records total mileage for mot/insurance etc.
Regular Type 9 electronic drive runs both speedos.
(can switch it off at night or if you do not want to record total mileage)

Drive at 40mph ..press set.. done.. easy peasy
Programable RPM 0-20000 Min 10 rpm
Speedo 0-250 mph or km/h
DC 9-16v (12v regular)
Conect to OEM sensor
Stainlesss or Black



[Edited on 29/3/16 by johnemms]


Thanks for that!


Mash - 27/7/16 at 05:54 PM

Work in progress but it's getting there:


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new dash test fit
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