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Old 13th March 2016, 09:14
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Yes thats the plan, I have a round alloy one and have to find a solution to the button on the front. I'll do two.

What happened to the pictures of your exhaust, they disappeared?
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Old 13th March 2016, 10:50
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I was at Nubodi on Friday trial fitting my wires for clearance - they looked great on your car Andy! Anyway I saw the centre console and door panels on the car and I have to say the pictures here really do not do them justice at all. They look great and fantastic disguise.

In fact - you may have to make some more *ahem*

Re: the trigger - could you look to veedub scene they have plenty of triggered gearshift handles (for the reverese lock out)?



Of the 427 Cobra lock out style:



No idea if you could adapt them - more likely use a similar approach?

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Old 14th March 2016, 18:14
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The problem is the gear shaft is so short. I will find a solution. Anyway my new heater control knobs came today. They needed a little modifying (one day something will just fit perfectly) but look great and more importantly ..work.

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Old 14th March 2016, 18:17
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I managed to start on the centre console yesterday. Now I'm on a deadline for a show I have to find time. At least the weather is being kind. Here is a cardboard template made from two cereal boxes stitched together (I really should label the bags of cereal now).

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Old 14th March 2016, 18:30
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Once I was happy with the fit I transferred the template to the remaining aluminium sheet. Ready to cut.

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Old 14th March 2016, 18:35
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I haven't moved the exhaust pictures so not sure why they have disappear. Let me know if you want them and I will email them
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Old 14th March 2016, 18:45
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It was offered up just to see that it would be long enough.

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Old 14th March 2016, 18:55
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Back to the workshop and bending to fit.

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Old 14th March 2016, 18:56
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Trial fit again.



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Old 14th March 2016, 18:58
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Into the dining room (or was previously the dining room now workshop extension) to cover in foam padding.

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Old 14th March 2016, 20:44
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The new leatherette cover was then applied



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Old 14th March 2016, 20:46
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A bracket was added each side to mount the console. It is secured by a black rivet. The brackets will then be sprayed matt black and will be hidden by the seats once fitted

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Old 14th March 2016, 20:53
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Loving what you are doing here.
Will be good to see it in the flesh
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Old 14th March 2016, 21:34
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Nice to see some interior mods .
These are great looking cars , the finishing touches and details really help with the 'illusion'
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Old 15th March 2016, 06:21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EL PRIMER View Post
Nice to see some interior mods .
These are great looking cars , the finishing touches and details really help with the 'illusion'
The 'illusion' ? I i like the term 'Tributisation'

Great work Richard - thanks for sharing

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Old 15th March 2016, 08:04
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Still a long way to go yet though!

Being a convertible its more important than a coupe interior is I think, its all there with the roof peeled back its all on show.

I just wanted to show people that a good looking interior could be achieved under 500 by being creative and doing it yourself instead of paying out 3-5000 to a trimmer. I'm still on target at around 400 presently.
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Old 15th March 2016, 08:19
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I did mine myself , cost about 200 -250.
Not a pro job but I take a but of pride as I did it myself
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Old 15th March 2016, 08:57
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Thats what Im trying to preach here
Pride in your own work (and save lots of pennies).
Was that including seats, steering wheel, stereo, speakers, carpet, basically, every non standard part in the cabin?
If so well done!
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Old 15th March 2016, 09:31
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That was for door cards, steering wheel (eBay) stereo (eBay) trim(eBay 40) got a friends wife to edge it, speakers (eBay) re coloured the seats my self .
It can be done if you shop around .
Most expensive part where door cards
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Old 15th March 2016, 10:29
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The holes were cut for the various furniture on the centre console and bolted on place (or will when the UNF nut set box arrives to match the chrome countersunk bolts...why not metric like the rest of the world! Grrr).



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