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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:31 pm

My dash took a lot of work but I'm not sure. Fast road car will be the final result at the moment so want a bit of comfort / panache (although lets not forget its a scimitar) :roll:
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However I am inspired by jags.

normal e type (albeit eagle version but its identical)
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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:21 pm

I think the structure is good, but I would use 1/4" scrim foam on the silver bits and then black vinyl. That would look classy and contast nicely with the main colour.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:40 pm

Did yer make it or chop it out of summut?



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Post by scimjim » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 pm

I’d cover the alloy in black crinkle paint?


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:58 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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Did yer make it or chop it out of summut?
The orange bit it is what sits underneath the original 5a plastic dash offering the main strength. I stripped / prepped and painted it. The aluminum plate is of my making


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:21 pm

I think I'm right in saying that only the earliest 3.8 S1 E-types had bare alloy dashes? That being so, a black vinyl covering would still be true to your inspiration (toggle switches as well!), but perhaps look more "finished"? (and cut down on reflections). Or crackle finish perhaps for a more "competition" look? In the end though, it's an aesthetic decision, and you're the one who will have to stare at it! :lol:


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:20 pm

I recall comments of not being able to see easily due to glare? Something to consider on version 2.0


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:57 pm

i quite like it!
but as Mike will be driving it and string at it (well hopefully not, cos he'll be looking out window, not worrying about the Vauxhaul lump) :wink:


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:45 pm

Mikey, I can send you the scrim foam and vinyl if you want it, or I will cover it for you.


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Post by Rev Light » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:41 pm

I am doing a similar thing, slow time, after having see Mikey's dash. I used some Halfords textured paint, but the sand colour is too bright for my tan interior. I will have to darken it a bit. I might go for a wood finish to the flat panel.

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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:43 pm

How about hydrographic dipping?


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