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Gamphy 31st July 2018 18:29

Dashboard for a sw250
 
Hi has anybody made a replica style dash for the z3 250 g to yet? Is it available?
Sorry if this has already been covered elsewhere, just bought a 2.8 z3 and next I need to order the fixed head kit. So any pointers and direction for all the bits to make it look reasonably authentic will be very much appreciated.

Jaguartvr 31st July 2018 18:44

Tribute make a dash for the z3 250 and very nice it is.

Gamphy 31st July 2018 19:44

Thank you, your soft top build thread was very interesting where did you source your jag wires? And what size did you run with in the end?

Lucky@LeMans 31st July 2018 19:50

Nubodi offer a complete replacement dash service with authentic instruments etc all fitted and finished.
There are several build threads on here and will give you all the info you need reading through them. No two cars are the same so you can introduce your own detailing. Are you going for a race car look or classic road car styling ?

Barber 31st July 2018 20:11

See the Z3gato thread for a more classic looking (Lancia Zagato) style that retains the Z3 instrument cluster. (I am lazy)

Gamphy 31st July 2018 22:06

Hi Lucky I am leaning towards a road car look, even down to figuring out rear bumper and front corner bumpers.

Gamphy 31st July 2018 22:07

Hi Barber, thanks I'll look at the data to thread for ideas

Lucky@LeMans 31st July 2018 22:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamphy (Post 96228)
Hi Lucky I am leaning towards a road car look, even down to figuring out rear bumper and front corner bumpers.

Front and rear bumpers are available in stainless steel, see Smash's build thread.

Jaguartvr 1st August 2018 08:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamphy (Post 96222)
Thank you, your soft top build thread was very interesting where did you source your jag wires? And what size did you run with in the end?

My first set were MWS that had been fitted to an old XJS. My second set were Dayton from the US again from an XJS so I knew they would fit, of course they didn't! The front wheels needed 3mm spacers and a bit of a grind off on the front callipers. The Daytons look far better as the central hub is a lot smaller so you see more spoke, with the MWS the central hub is very large and looks knowhere near as nice.

If I were buying new I would go Smash's route and buy knock ons from Dayton Australia, I would however fit 15" wheels not 16". I have tried a few different tyre sizes and found 215/65x15 to be ideal. Anything /70x15 tends to be for a van so you can't get the correct speed rating without spending a lot of money.


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