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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:59 pm 
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That looks great!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:34 am 
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Nice work on the custom turbo inlet pipe :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:10 pm 
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The dash ended up a little warped from the welding, but will be fine overall.
But, I wasn’t happy with the edge I got around the binnacle. The brake line edge ended up being a bit lumpy.
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To rectify this I clamped some wood as a ‘formwork’ to allow me to fill up to it with the fibre re-inforced bog.
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Once released this came up like so. Much straighter.
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Which, after lots more smoothing, looked like this.
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Then after 3 coats of wrinkle paint this.
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And finally this. It certainly isn’t perfect, but we stopped shooting for perfection a long time ago...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:49 pm 
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Well done on the dash. That looks fantastic and as always - bog hides a multitude of sins :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:08 pm 
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Thanks Mearcat, there will certainly be some more bog used before I am done here.

Another chapter in the interior, this time the super exciting topic of sunvisors. Probably needed for a roadworthy so might as well get them done with the rest of the interior.
The original sun visors were long gone but my dad has had a set of aftermarket black ones stored in the original box since maybe the 70’s when he owned 1100’s from new.
These were designed to swing to the side, like all modern ones do, but back in the day this was obviously an advanced feature. I guess if you wanted such luxury you had to upgrade it yourself.

They came with a neat little mount that was in no way going to work for my application. Probably why he never used them actually.

Original mounts versus the shape I need.
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I initially tried the cut off the mount boss and braze it to some steel shaped to fit my roof rails, but it just melted, was obviously not the brass that I thought it might be.
Original mount on left, and the other one seconds after heat was applied…
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Anyway, here’s metal template shaped to fit the spot where I need to mount them.
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And made into two pieces out of heaver stuff.
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Note reverse curve required, this involved some pretty rough panel beating to get the shape.
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I then lathed up some new holey-bits
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And welded them to the baseplates.
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Which worked pretty well, then they were bogged and wrinkled painted like the dash, resulting in this.
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They look pretty sweet, and will go with the rest of my all-black interior nicely.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Very cool mate ! It’s going to look sick


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