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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 19th April 2013, 20:19
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What material have you guys used to to make your dashboards from please ?

Reason being is that its probably the next job for me to do. The previous plonker owner added bits on the dash for show which look pathetic and to remove them would leave holes. So its time for a replacement and a tidy up of that area after Stoneleigh.
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Old 19th April 2013, 20:32
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Mines aluminium then a thin layer of foam and vinyl on top.

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I used fibreboard used in sign making.It is fibreglass sandwiched between 2 thin layers of aluminium,rigid and light.

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Mine is a an aluminium and plywood composite, with a foam and leather cloth cover.
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I used a thin carbon fibre composite bonded to aluminium. It is extremely tough and easily blunts saw blades but was very durable once finished and you can polish it. With the Arctic White Autometer dials it always looked very smart.


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Old 20th April 2013, 08:17
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Thanks guys, quite a range of materials. It will be one of those then.
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