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Old 27th October 2021, 22:09
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Not a lot of garage time over the last week or so, but I was keen to tick of a couple of items of my task list.
One quick job on the list is to fix a label specifying the type of brake fluid which is required for the IVA.

Brake Fluid Label by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

This is a little bit of 'belt and braces' as the little yellow symbol on the brake reservoir cap should be sufficient but it is a little bit faded and I didn't want a potential failure point for the price of a sticker.

Next, having used the 'new' chrome strips on the doors, I decided to swap the chrome strips on the bonnets to match. I made up some more modified fixing screws but then realised the new strips didn't have any holes for the bonnet catch pins. Luckily, I had found the pins in the box of bits that came with the car.

Bonnet Catch Pin by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

With the strips in place I could drill the holes for the catch pins through the bonnets.

Bonnet Catch by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Very pleased with the end result now they are all in place.

Not exactly huge progress but it's nice to cross another couple of items off my list.

Until next update, stay safe...........

...........peter
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Old 20th November 2021, 10:39
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Looks good, like the precision / detail on stuff like this.
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Old 12th December 2021, 11:42
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Enjoying myself everytime I read about your procedure, reasoning and achievment and wish I was 20 years younger.
Wishing you all the very best with your project, it is wonderful.
Also take this opportunity to wish you your family and all your followers a happy Chrismas and a prosperous 2022 and may we soon get rid of this wretched Virus.
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Old 22nd December 2021, 20:07
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Enjoying myself everytime I read about your procedure, reasoning and achievment and wish I was 20 years younger.
Wishing you all the very best with your project, it is wonderful.
Also take this opportunity to wish you your family and all your followers a happy Chrismas and a prosperous 2022 and may we soon get rid of this wretched Virus.
Hi Amir,
thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoy reading my updates.
May I also wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.
Let's hope we all get back to some kind of normal in 2022!
cheers, Peter

Not a lot happening in my garage at the moment but I do have one more update for this year.............(to follow....)
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Old 22nd December 2021, 21:08
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Not a lot happening in my garage at the moment but with six grandchildren I've been kept busy helping Santa getting ready for Christmas.

But I have just time for one more update...

Call it a bumper Christmas edition , if you like......

Way back in the first Covid lockdown back in May 2020 (remember that?) I worked on the centre consul but I never got around to putting the pictures on here. I started with this from a Ford Sierra that I picked up from ebay for a few pounds.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

It didn't really fit the Sabre but it had a useful armrest and cubby hole/storage compartment. So, I cut two pieces of plywood and balanced the armrest on top to see if it looked okay.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Happy that it looked okay. I carefully cut the plastic storage compartment from the old Sierra part and fitted it between the two plywood sides.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Trying it out with the armrest which is hinged to the cubby hole.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then cut two more sides to double the thickness of the sides and curved the top edges.
I then made up a piece of plywood with a slot for the handbrake and an aluminium plate to take the window switches.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then filled the screw holes and smoothed all over. Followed by a coat of quick drying clear varnish.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

To cover it in vinyl, I started by making a brown paper template. I was keen to cover it in one piece without a join.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The shape of the brown paper template was then transferred to the back of a piece of cream vinyl.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The vinyl was then cut to shape.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then started gluing with contact adhesive from the back face.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

This is the adhesive I used from Woolies.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

This is part way through the trimming and gluing.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Looking good......

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Lining the storage box was very tricky with glue getting everywhere.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then covered the handbrake gaiter cover.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then covered the switch plate and fitted the switches.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then re-covered the armrest with some closed cell foam.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Progress so far. I need to cover the armrest in vinyl and make a gaiter for the handbrake.
Something for another day when the weather is a little warmer.

Centre Consul/Armrest by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr


Well that's all folks for 2021
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Old 24th December 2021, 13:01
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Nice work on the centre console, trimming takes a lot of skill to get it right.

Sadly that's a skill I have yet to acquire - back in '89 I tried to fit a headlining and ended up with my head glued to the inside of my beetle.

Anyway, have a good Christmas and enjoy all your grandkids, especially the bit where you get to give them back
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Happy christmas everyone!
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