Friday, 18 September 2009

DHC report nr. 47; Dashboard choice

More small jobs today I am afraid. Went over to the shed this afternoon to search for a decent dashboard. Thought it a nice idea to use the oldest one I have. It’s from a TR7 FHC that was broken by a friend a few years ago.

The chassis number of said car was ACG96L. So must be one of the earliest LH drive European spec cars I presume ...

Production date of the dash is rather obvious ...

The dash itself looks in very good condition with no visible scratches or other damage. As you can see only years of dust and muck on it. Will probably add a few thin layers of Vinylkote to make sure it has the same look as the other parts. Depends on how it looks like after a good clean.

Also started on repairing the “hungry- mouse” damage on the steering wheel rim. But that is a rather time consuming business, light sanding down, filling in with varnish, sanding down, filling in with varnish etc. But looks like I will get most of the damage repaired.

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