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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