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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 27th November 2007, 15:35
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Default center console finished!

Finally have somewhere to put my gauges!

Trimmed in italian leather and blue alcantara, just needs edges tidying
Also done the door cards today in the same, i'm pleased with results!



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Old 27th November 2007, 17:05
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Good effort. What is the red key for?
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Old 27th November 2007, 17:08
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looking good dude
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Old 27th November 2007, 17:19
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Not displaying on mine.
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Old 27th November 2007, 17:34
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Looks good, hope there not too close to the gear lever as the igniton switch doesn't take much to flick off, unless its just for show :P
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Cheers guys!

John, the red key is ignition kill/immobiliser but still leaves the battery live for alarm etc

Jon, no gear lever not too close and no it's all wired in/ not just for show however I dont think the starter switch is sva friendly so will probably leave this off for sva

John, not sure why you cant view as I dont think it's active x content.

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ps alcantara is a total bitch to work with glad I'm not doing my dash with it
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Very nice Craig - I love the fact these cars end up so different!

Got to disagree on the alcantara - as you know I did my centre tunnel and side pods with it. I found it brilliant to work with - very stretchy and easy to make it confirm to curves and wrap around edges. Different grade maybe - I know there are at least 2 types (panel and upholstery I think?).
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Rich think your right as mine was bought as upholstery alcantara which is foam backed and about 6 mm thick.

Not good for moulding....

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Ah can see it ok now!

Looks good Craig. How did you fix it? What is it made out of?
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Looks good Craig, seeing photos like this makes me even more eager to get on with my car.
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John, Do you ever watch american hotrod? I constructed it exactly the same way as they do. Straight forward and very strong!

It is mated to the chassis rails via rivnuts and at the top I have followed the contour of the underside of dash where it is also secured.

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