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Old 8th January 2018, 13:26
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Center console and dash are great additions! Fantastic.
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Old 8th January 2018, 16:37
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That centre console will look great
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Old 11th January 2018, 17:02
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Really like the look of the console / tunnel I will have to keep my eye on this thread to see the finished article then see if I need to save up to get the dash and console . tunnel.
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Old 15th January 2018, 08:10
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Have a look at the DNAOC, couple of pictures have just been posted up of an interior being done in red leather. looks superb.

http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php/top...cseen.html#new

I think the Tribute centre console will work even better as it leaves space for the stereo mounting.
I was thinking about a similar speaker grill to the DNA car but mounting it with a hinge so a GPS screen could be hidden behind it.
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Old 16th January 2018, 10:36
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Have a look at the DNAOC, couple of pictures have just been posted up of an interior being done in red leather. looks superb.

http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php/top...cseen.html#new

I think the Tribute centre console will work even better as it leaves space for the stereo mounting.
I was thinking about a similar speaker grill to the DNA car but mounting it with a hinge so a GPS screen could be hidden behind it.
That looks great - not sure if with my red seats it might be a bit too much though?

I'm still undecided about a stereo in the car. One minute I'm putting a full ICE system in, then next just an old fashioned stereo or nothing...
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Old 16th January 2018, 12:26
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This is what I fitted to my Jag MK2 about 10 years ago and still going strong. I believe it has more features than when I bought mine. Hide modern speakers behind old Jaguar speaker grills, XJ40's are a good source of cheap parts as nobody wants them.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Sty...8AAOSwQItT6pl~

or for tightwads or people who have overspent on their build

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classical...0AAOSwwzhZSUy-
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Old 21st January 2018, 20:59
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Up to the unit to work on the car on Saturday

First job was to remove the roll cage and paint it. It had only been placed in loosely - or so I thought. Good a good bit of 'persuading' to get it back out.

Toyed with the idea of getting it powder coated but decided just to go with Hammerite and a hammered look finish. Applied it with a brush and it looks pretty good (2nd coat hadn't fully dried when I left). Also means if it gets scratched I can easily touch up.

20180120_155902 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Also took the opportunity to paint the exposed metal beam under the dashboard

20180120_155921 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Also removed the drivers side window (That damn sneaky bolt under the door that holds the 1/2 light frame nearly tricked me again)
Then tried a trial fit of the windows.

20180120_165922 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Do I need to remove the button that locks the doors from inside? They seem to be in the way. Do I keep the rubbers to put back on?

20180120_165929 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Also started working on the door cards. Have a template made in cardboard just need to make one up now in hardboard so I can trial fit.
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Old 21st January 2018, 21:13
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This is what I fitted to my Jag MK2 about 10 years ago and still going strong. I believe it has more features than when I bought mine. Hide modern speakers behind old Jaguar speaker grills, XJ40's are a good source of cheap parts as nobody wants them.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Sty...8AAOSwQItT6pl~

or for tightwads or people who have overspent on their build

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classical...0AAOSwwzhZSUy-
Still cant decide - another week to go before I start on the interior properly and need to decide!
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Old 22nd January 2018, 15:47
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nice choice for the seats
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Old 27th January 2018, 09:54
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got a delivery this morning... :-)

New gauges by couerdelion2013, on Flickr
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Old 27th January 2018, 10:57
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Lovely set of dials. If I was building mine now I would get the dashboard done. Unfortunately that wasn't a realistic option at the time.

Those will really set off the interior look. V jealous
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Old 27th January 2018, 13:36
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Wow, trying to save some pennies up for a set. Those dials with Chris's new dash will be a real finishing touch.
Please post all the fitting details so those of us who don't understand electrickery stand a chance.

A simple wiring diagram of the existing plugs into the old binnacle showing colours and where each wire goes to would be great, well someones got to do it so it may as well be you!
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Old 27th January 2018, 14:05
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Very nice.
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Old 27th January 2018, 21:26
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Lovely set of dials. If I was building mine now I would get the dashboard done. Unfortunately that wasn't a realistic option at the time.

Those will really set off the interior look. V jealous
IF Iwas biulding mine again I think I would leave the interior as is! But its all out now so...
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Old 27th January 2018, 21:30
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Wow, trying to save some pennies up for a set. Those dials with Chris's new dash will be a real finishing touch.
Please post all the fitting details so those of us who don't understand electrickery stand a chance.

A simple wiring diagram of the existing plugs into the old binnacle showing colours and where each wire goes to would be great, well someones got to do it so it may as well be you!
Don't worry, I have every intention of posting as much as possible. I find the other posts on this site where people have put kinda 'how to' guides really useful.

Although saying that I've not read the instructions yet so they might be beyond me yet :-)
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Very nice.
Hopefully the rest of the car can do them justice.
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Old 27th January 2018, 22:08
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After painting the roll cage last weekend it was time to fit it this weekend. Had the help of a friend.

I drilled the holes in the rear as the instructions said and then fitted the roll cage. A couple of rubber mallets got it in and down

We then realised the front windscreen roof and door seal and the plastic where the sun visors and interior light are in, had to be removed. Also the holes on my side were not quite in line so had to lift the roll cage remove rubber and plastics and elongate the holes.

Then onto attaching the front.

First removed existing catches

20180127_155604 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Then fitted new brackets

20180127_160609 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Again,it didnt quite line up so needed to re-drill. Took the burrs off with the angle grinder.

20180127_162738 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

I've given it a coat of hammerite and will fit tomorrow.

Most of the day was spent tidying the unit rather than doing much work.

Hopefully will get the dash from Chris during the week and ready for next weekend and some trial fitting.
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Old 28th January 2018, 09:23
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Dash wiring

these may help

http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/PDF/e36z3_00.pdf

http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/PDF/e36z3_01.pdf
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Old 28th January 2018, 20:05
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Thanks will print them out
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Old 28th January 2018, 20:18
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One of those days today when I did a few hours of jobs but didn't seem to achieve much.

I fitted the brackets for the roll cage that I had painted and left to dry overnight then decided to remove some of the fittings from behind the seat area - wind deflector mounts and another couple of brackets.

Then onto removing the electric window mechanism.
They were pretty awkward to just get off the mounts and then when I did...

20180128_170200 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

They werent getting through the gap!
Then I remembered that I had an angle grinder!

20180128_170513 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Hoping to get a good bit done onthe interior next couple of weeks.

There's a lot to do!

20180128_170606 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr
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