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ericholm 8th July 2017 20:20

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Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 89349)
Thanks for the offer MK is a bit far from Chester , Geoff .

No worries Geoff, if you are in the neighbourhood at any time and still need some them let me know! :icon_mrgreen:

casamolino 9th July 2017 08:35

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Originally Posted by ericholm (Post 89355)
No worries Geoff, if you are in the neighbourhood at any time and still need some them let me know! :icon_mrgreen:

Cheers Andy , Geoff .

casamolino 9th July 2017 08:55

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Originally Posted by mazdarazmataz (Post 89354)
I'm fairly local to you casamolino, over in nantwich, would love to see another tribute car, as the rest are all down south

PM sent , Geoff .

casamolino 8th August 2017 08:55

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Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 88381)
Good morning i have know finished and installed the 4 BMW/Smiths/Jaeger instruments , not the easiest task really fiddly , but all 4 are working , Geoff .

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1865.jpg

Morning all have decided its time for the MDF to go so have one of these on order from Tribute , will be with me by end of next week! Geoff .

http://i.imgur.com/pvIOQYth.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/z81vCDHh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OguQod1h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CZUzlush.jpg

Barber 8th August 2017 09:08

Nice one.

smash 8th August 2017 09:33

That looks excellent!

And an interesting state of affairs as an alternative to the Nubodi one. You now have choice of either California or GT style dash - got to be a good thing!

Is there an official price for this yet?

couerdelion 8th August 2017 11:32

That looks stunning!

casamolino 8th August 2017 12:46

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Originally Posted by smash (Post 89971)
That looks excellent!

And an interesting state of affairs as an alternative to the Nubodi one. You now have choice of either California or GT style dash - got to be a good thing!

Is there an official price for this yet?

Chris would be your contact point for price/delivery details , Geoff .

Jaguartvr 8th August 2017 12:56

Bugger, more expense!

trev dunn 11th August 2017 15:04

Looks superb will be interesting to see what its like to fit, bang goes more money out of the ISA.

Jaguartvr 21st August 2017 08:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 89969)
Morning all have decided its time for the MDF to go so have one of these on order from Tribute , will be with me by end of next week! Geoff .

http://i.imgur.com/pvIOQYth.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/z81vCDHh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OguQod1h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CZUzlush.jpg



Last picture, upper right hand corner, what is it? Anyone recognise it? Answers on a postcard please.

Dash looks absolutely fantastic, amazing what he can do when he puts his mind to it! I personally think his parents left him watching Blue Peter too much, all that stickn & gluen with sticky back plastic.

I do like the fact that the original dash has been used so the original demist vents are still present, nothing worse than a car that mists up. It should also mean that it fits very well.

Barber 21st August 2017 09:38

French baguette?

Jaguartvr 21st August 2017 09:44

:doh:

Barber 21st August 2017 09:46

Isn't Roadster' 's car still there?

casamolino 25th August 2017 15:00

Good afternoon i have been working away all week , but i was aware that a large parcel had turned up from Tribute , any way i have just got home to find a huge amount of cardboard and tape around a dash shaped object , i can only assume that Chris has started employing somebody new to wrap his parcels as this was really well done! thanks Chris .

http://i.imgur.com/uDH0PgGh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zFi4Jadh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/h1V0lgSh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vDi0LHQh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6e8xBn3h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/n4Kzd7hh.jpg

Just need to persuade Jeff to visit his mum up north with some filler and a spray gun , Geoff .

Jaguartvr 25th August 2017 15:07

From the photos, I take it that the new dash sits on top of the old one once the 2 curved sections have been removed.
Will it fit with the centre console still in place?
Does it still have similar dimensions at the ends so it still lines up with the original door cards?

casamolino 25th August 2017 15:09

Its got to be a good sign when your cat sits on your dash , Geoff .

http://i.imgur.com/waLJ0Hdh.jpg

casamolino 25th August 2017 15:39

First trial fit , just to see , Geoff .

http://i.imgur.com/hGuPxN1h.jpg

Jaguartvr 25th August 2017 15:43

nowhere near as nice as your wooden one:madgrin:

casamolino 25th August 2017 18:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 90243)
From the photos, I take it that the new dash sits on top of the old one once the 2 curved sections have been removed.
Will it fit with the centre console still in place?
Does it still have similar dimensions at the ends so it still lines up with the original door cards?

Evening Steve yes the two curved sections need removing plus a section in the centre , not sure ref the centre console as i no longer have one and will be using something more appropriate , i have different door cards in my car so can not answer your last question , if you can hold on till tomorrow i will get the MDF dash on EBAY :icon_smile: Geoff .

casamolino 1st September 2017 18:46

Good evening everything was going really well until i had a Paul moment , i was spraying my new dash on the patio with the dash sat on top of the Workmate , i had sprayed about 6 separate coats with not a great deal left in the can when i decided to move the position of the Workmate slightly , the final coat was sprayed on turned around to put the can down and the dash fell off the workmate the final coat was still wet so the dash was now marked :fear: not easy to see in the photo ,

http://i.imgur.com/Xwqxf7Sh.jpg

there are couple of marks on the edge just above the 5 holes for the small dials ,these marks were rubbed down with wet and dry and now need spraying , so i have ordered another can of this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PROXL-Text...72.m2749.l2649 , really happy with the dash , very little prep work reqd , Geoff .

molleur 1st September 2017 19:08

Have you ever tried flocking? Can be done at home too.

Paul L 1st September 2017 19:59

Oi!

I resemble that remark.

:icon_wink:

Anyway, it could have been worse, at least it wasn't knocked of the workmate by a flying gazebo. :rolleyes:

Good luck fixing it, Paul. :)

Jaguartvr 1st September 2017 20:05

When I finally get the dash I think I will have it flocked but keep the insert where the small instruments sit painted in body colour.
Want to keep the centre console and door panels and if possible keep the original glove box under the new dash.

Jaguartvr 2nd September 2017 11:59

Found this that may be of interest

http://evbimmer325i.blogspot.co.uk/2...luster-10.html

It is for a 1992 325 but the dash looks very similar.

Can you make a note of connections and wiring colours so we may all copy them. It's silly us all doing the hard work when your already doing it!

Barber 2nd September 2017 12:42

Yes, I plan do do that bit before the top goes on. - but I may just keep the Z3 pod in a revised binacle.

Jaguartvr 8th September 2017 09:09

Come on Geoff, where are the finished pictures? :becky:

casamolino 8th September 2017 09:31

Morning rain stopped play , Geoff .

Jaguartvr 8th September 2017 09:43

Pansy!

Can't you get the wife to hold the umbrella?

casamolino 25th September 2017 08:53

Morning finally had a chance to make some progress on the dash , it is now fitted but not yet bolted in. This will allow me check the warning lights and gauges , i would probably not want to do the same again!but it does look good , rewiring the BMW circuit board to allow for warning lights on the dash was not easy as there is also limited space to fit everything in . The lights i ended up using were small chrome LED units , all the supposed "classic style lights" i saw were much to large , this is the first time i have used LED lights and the quality of the unit is just OK , after wiring up them i thought they were rubbish as a number did not work! it turns out that unlike the normal 12v dc bulbs the LED`s only work with batt and earth one way around:icon_surprised: . The rewired BMW circuit board can be seen in the second photo but will be hidden by the new centre console but the mileometer will still be able to be seen , Geoff .

https://i.imgur.com/b3G44zeh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ExBCv95h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jBWpzewh.jpg

Jaguartvr 25th September 2017 09:09

Can't see any pictures.

Did you keep the details of the wiring colours and what goes where?
Would be very useful.

casamolino 25th September 2017 09:16

Jag the pictures are there for me , can anybody else see them? Geoff .

Jaguartvr 25th September 2017 09:33

I can only see them if I click on each one and "open in new tab".

Looks good. Are you going to be able to keep and use the original glove box?

I'm glad to see you haven't fitted an ignition switch on the dash. The keys alway jangle annoyingly and damage the dash, starter button OK.

couerdelion 25th September 2017 10:22

I can see them all fine (windows 10 / Chrome)

Jaguartvr 25th September 2017 10:29

pop up blocker was stopping them from showing.

casamolino 25th September 2017 10:58

Thank you for the updates , Geoff .

oxford1360 25th September 2017 11:07

Like you I overlooked that the "D" in LED is for diode. Hence current will flow only one way.

The connectors are usually different lengths. The longer leg is the positive (in nearly all cases) unless they are packaged in a unit. You can't (usually) damage them by wiring them backwards.

casamolino 9th October 2017 09:38

Good morning , just a few pics from Cars and Coffee (Wirral) yesterday , the Jag was a glorious thing , Geoff .

https://i.imgur.com/0wWw4gch.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2s3hwtMh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VkSi37Fh.jpg

couerdelion 9th October 2017 11:40

What feedback did you get on your car Geoff?

Less obvious its modern with the new dash?

casamolino 10th October 2017 19:15

Good evening , the dash and the way that i put the instruments together is a mission , but it really is a good finishing touch , pretty much the only clue to the Z3 heritage is the small BMW marked on the bottom corner of the windscreen , although at one point during the morning i did see and hear somebody say it was based on a Z3 after googling a registration website! Geoff .


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