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the_big_1

posted on 26/7/21 at 05:12 PM Reply With Quote
Dash Panel

Hi all,

Has anyone found a fiberglass / GRP dash panel that fits the standard Haynes, something like this???

http://www.mksportscars.com/parts/interior/dashboard/mk-indy-dashboard-panel-fibreglass-grp.html

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theconrodkid

posted on 26/7/21 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
why not use a sheet of ally or plywood and make your own ?





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the_big_1

posted on 26/7/21 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

I have but the grp carbon more rounded effect looks better to me. And the cost of hydro dipping my dash to be carbon is almost twice the price of the MK one

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nick205

posted on 27/7/21 at 10:26 AM Reply With Quote
Bit of plywood and black vinyl and make your own. Mine cost me a day and 20 (excluding gauges, lamps etc.)


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the_big_1

posted on 27/7/21 at 11:41 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Ya,

Have something similar now and just not a fan lol, i like the carbon, gloss look.

Not sure how I would get the radius for IVA on the bottom edge using plie etc.

[Edited on 27/7/21 by the_big_1]

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nick205

posted on 27/7/21 at 01:13 PM Reply With Quote
I made the bottom edge radius using 2 strips of pine quadrant glued together. The Vinyl then wrapped over the whole lot.
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nick205

posted on 27/7/21 at 01:18 PM Reply With Quote
You might find this old thread useful

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=64223

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the_big_1

posted on 27/7/21 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
Pity there isn't a way, without silly costs, to take the aluminum I have made and have it look like the gloss the carbon ones etc
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tims31

posted on 28/7/21 at 04:55 PM Reply With Quote
I made mine from waterproof MDF board and wrapped in carbon. As for the padding under the dash I made some rounded fibre glass panels and covered with a sleeping mat from millets and covered with vinyl.

Explanation in my build blog http://www.martinsfurybuild.co.uk/interior.html





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djtom

posted on 30/7/21 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by the_big_1
Pity there isn't a way, without silly costs, to take the aluminum I have made and have it look like the gloss the carbon ones etc


Just wrap it in 3M carbon lookalike wrap. Cheap and simple, and looks fairly plausible. Various qualities of the stuff available on ebay etc - 3M Di-Noc is probably the best but also the most expensive. This looks cheap and potentially ok:

ebay linky

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trextr7monkey

posted on 30/7/21 at 09:47 PM Reply With Quote
What about a sheet of carbon look ABS backed by thin ply. Switches moon tend in the plastic with the ply cleared away behind. Bottom edge could be warmed up and curved over suitable pipe





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obfripper

posted on 30/7/21 at 10:18 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by djtom
quote:
Originally posted by the_big_1
Pity there isn't a way, without silly costs, to take the aluminum I have made and have it look like the gloss the carbon ones etc


Just wrap it in 3M carbon lookalike wrap. Cheap and simple, and looks fairly plausible. Various qualities of the stuff available on ebay etc - 3M Di-Noc is probably the best but also the most expensive. This looks cheap and potentially ok:

ebay linky


I used the 6D stuff the above ebay seller has listed, it does seem to be pretty good quality and appearance, but i have not really used it on any compound curves so can't really comment on how well it takes a form.

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