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Kit Spares were delayed sending me replacement arch panels so decided to start the dashboard.

I am covering in faux leather has anyone else done this and do you use thin foam behind?

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Why the dials on the left?

Probably the only bad advice I got from GBS was not to worry too much about those dials - most people don't use them, they said. Not only do I use them religiously, they have warned me of problems several times, so I would want them in my eye line.

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I have pretty much that exact layout and can see the water, oil and fuel fine when driving. On the 2B the tubes behind the dash almost dictated where my dials would actually fit. 

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Used "camping mat" foam behind the vinyl face covering --- about 8/10 mm thick --- the cut-outs for the instruments was a few mm larger than the gauge body required -- when mounted gave a "frenched" look & also pleased the IVA examiner as it gave a softer finish.  (although there were no edges sharper than the 5 mm required)

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2 hours ago, apgodden said:

Don’t like the Speedo and Rev counter behind the steering wheel as I can’t see them.

No, I can understand that - mine are there as well. But the smaller ones look a little weird to me over in front of the passenger. But, hey, it's different 🙂

 

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Yes. I cant see my speedo.. Especially at 30.. And no, Im not making excuses for the ticket in Wales.

Looks lovely BTW

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Thanks Andi,  this car is taking a lot of work and a lot of pound notes!!!!! Also the wife is saying I am obsessed.....

Starting to build her back together again.  Hoping to get the engine back in  within the next two weeks.

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Hi my car was built by GBS and is a 2b Superspec my dials are like this  ! Hope it helps and they are all visible when you are driving there are two screws that hold the dials panel in place. 

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