Customizing Dashboards

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Johann66
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Sat 22 Apr 2017, 20:55

jlebenon wrote:If your car is a 1960 Valiant as in your profile I wouldn't touch the dash at all... It's too cool ..,
Good advice! I personally changed my dash without drilling or cutting! Only reason is that the original dash needs repair and I need KMH and not Mph! The original can be put back by simply removing two screws! That particular Valiant is a real classic! Especially if the boot lid has the wheel-shape! Plymouth or Chrysler!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Sun 23 Apr 2017, 20:49

Johann66 wrote:
jlebenon wrote:If your car is a 1960 Valiant as in your profile I wouldn't touch the dash at all... It's too cool ..,
Good advice! I personally changed my dash without drilling or cutting! Only reason is that the original dash needs repair and I need KMH and not Mph! The original can be put back by simply removing two screws! That particular Valiant is a real classic! Especially if the boot lid has the wheel-shape! Plymouth or Chrysler!! :mrgreen:
I note that you referred to a Saphire and not a Valiant!! Modify if you wish! Just plan well and not be ashamed to try and try again!!

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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Wed 24 May 2017, 15:19

I have difficulty in getting the Walnut grain and decided to go black! Better match! :mrgreen:
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Thu 25 May 2017, 17:47

Here is a better view of the dash!
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Fri 26 May 2017, 20:25

With some leather care polish and touch here and there!
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 28 May 2017, 20:56

Reviving the OP question.

Photos stolen from Rocket 88's FB page, hope Mike doesn't mind.

Chevrolet Task Force pickup which used a BMW 540i as a donor.
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Sat 03 Jun 2017, 20:58

Believe it or not! The Kadette speedo gave the ghost! I have replaced the original Instrument panel 8O Is there someone that has a 70's Kadette panel for sale? I was a bit quick on the takeoff and busted the cable and the speedo! Just showing a BMW what the Rekord can do!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Johann66 » Thu 03 Aug 2017, 16:13

Received an original Opel Rekord Dashboard from Jako that required a service and is in good working order! Correct ratio and calibration! Will keep the 130MpH dash and the modified Kadette dash!
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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by tobes » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 21:31

jlebenon wrote:
Sat 22 Apr 2017, 19:38
If your car is a 1960 Valiant as in your profile I wouldn't touch the dash at all... It's too cool ..,
The Valiant on my profile was owned by me when I was still young.I use the photo as a tribute to it.Dash is for a Ford Sapphire.

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Re: Customizing Dashboards

Post by Shauns » Tue 05 Sep 2017, 10:50

Would be interesting to see a digital dash setup in a retro flavour.
Interesting link below on whats being done on a Mk1 escort 6 dial dashboard using a 8 inch tablet LCD,

http://bytesandbolts.com/tag/mk1-escort/

Also the Torque app can be used of most ECUS via the OBD cable to give real time info,
Just my 5c.
2014 Toyota Fortuner D4D (current)
2005 Toyota Tazz 130 (current)
1989 Ford Sapphire 2.0i GLE - FSH - Grosvenor Pinetown - In Storage for now.
1977 Ford Mk 2 Escort 4 door - Kent Screamer - In progress

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