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Old 24th March 2021, 14:00
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Just a small thought..... do you need to use dome head screws, or covers over the existing hex screws to make the IVA compliant?
Yes, of course , you are right but on the Sabre all this gubbins is covered by a trim panel.
But thanks for your thought
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So, all I have to do now is cover it in a new piece of vinyl!!
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So this week I've made some more progress on the dashboard surround.........

First I made a paper template, not wishing to mess up a large length of vinyl.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then cut out the piece of vinyl which turned out to be 108" long.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I'm using this contact adhesive from Woolies.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I started gluing at the base of the surround.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then worked my way around the edge.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

After much trimming and gluing I've got his far.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

A bit more work required to finish off around the steering column shroud and fixing the de-mister vent escutcheons.

Stay safe..........
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Looking great. Upholstery is one of those things that I never achieved satisfactory results. I don't think I have the patience....
Cheers Robin
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Old 27th March 2021, 22:43
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Looking good
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Thanks for the feedback, Robin and Patrick.
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This week I've finished covering the dashboard surround so I've PU glued the demister pipes back in again.

Demister pipe by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

And, I've made up these little adapters to connect the demist hoses to the Sierra heater box. I Araldited the tubes into the plywood bases before giving them a coat of black paint.

Demister heater adapters by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I'm planning on fitting my windscreen glass before re-fitting the dashboard surround as it's easier access to both sides and I don't want to get the windscreen adhesive on the dash surround.

Stay safe.................peter
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Old 11th April 2021, 19:10
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This week I've finished off the dashboard surround by fitting a new pair of chrome plated vents. Amazingly these are still available after 27 years!

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I've pre-wired the aux power outlets and attached the demister hoses ready to be connected to the heater box.

Dashboard surround by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then remembered to fit the chrome side finishers. The rear fixing stud is very difficult to reach and see and would not be possible to reach with the dashboard surround in place.

Chrome finisher by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The rear stud is fiendishly difficult to reach and should have been fitted before anything else. A lesson for any other builders following my re-build.

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Stay safe...............peter.
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