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Old 18th March 2021, 19:35
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Got the closest match vinyl on the console, not quite "tan", so I'll probably order some stitched leather to cover it, ill wait til the hood cover arrives to see how good a match the tan leather is
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Old 19th March 2021, 17:20
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Old 19th March 2021, 17:24
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Fitted the leather speedo cover, its a much better match to the mx5 tan colour, albeit some slight fading, of the original dash, getting a price for stitched leather for the centre console and dash surround, think it'll be about £200-250 all in,
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Old 19th March 2021, 17:27
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Also fitted the wipers, used drilled and tapped landrover defender spindle adapters, the original ones had the grub screws rounded off, i wish these were available in stainless!
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Old 19th March 2021, 18:05
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Thats still not a stick on number plate, I'm hoping to get the rear wheels off and some new tyres, as they are really at the limit on size, and one has a slow flat. Probably going to go down to a 45 profile to give a little more clearance at the rear, I'm hoping to make new arch liners while they are off

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Old 19th March 2021, 18:50
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Fitted the leather speedo cover, its a much better match to the mx5 tan colour, albeit some slight fading, of the original dash, getting a price for stitched leather for the centre console and dash surround, think it'll be about £200-250 all in,
There’s a company that sells on eBay that makes them
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Old 19th March 2021, 19:33
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That's probably the company I bought the dash cover from, JF customs i think.....but they don't list a full tan console/stereo surround so I'm just waiting on a price.
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Been reading through loads of old build threads on the forum, great for finding inspiration.... but I feel like a bit of a stalker now ��
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Old 20th March 2021, 10:05
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Ordered leather wrap for the console, £235, also received tan carpet and edging and some extra strong machine needles, so I can have a go at making some edged carpet, but next job is to make a stick on number plate
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Ordered leather wrap for the console, £235, also received tan carpet and edging and some extra strong machine needles, so I can have a go at making some edged carpet, but next job is to make a stick on number plate
Got mine from eBay , here is the item number

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Old 20th March 2021, 16:24
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Old 20th March 2021, 16:55
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All good , May see you at a show soon . Was you the car( white one) that was parked next to me at stoneligh a few years back on Chris and Dan’s stand ?
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Old 21st March 2021, 16:41
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Yes i believe that was me! That was just after I first built it.... how time flies, will definitely do a few shows, once they are up and running, still need to give the mechanicals a good going over and get an mot
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Old 25th March 2021, 15:00
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Having a go at the seal to the roof, I've used plastic upvc corner profile, to get the 90 degree seal in the position I need, unfortunately my electric window switch has given up on the passenger side down, so I've ordered some retro toggle switches
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Old 26th March 2021, 14:31
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Old 29th March 2021, 10:38
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New window switches, had to modify the stainless cup holder/ash tray replacement, as they only did an "all in one" blackened one
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Old 29th March 2021, 10:41
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Pulled all the carpet and wet vacuumed it, tidied up the seats, painted some trim, just waiting on the leather wrap for the console and tombstone
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Old 29th March 2021, 13:11
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Looking good, did you recover the seats?
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Old 29th March 2021, 13:43
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very nicely done!
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