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About geordie40

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 03/26/1968

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    Robin Hood Super Spec
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    Graeme Curtis

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  1. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    Hi Deano, I did think about cutting old dash off and leaving a lip as you say but I dont dislike the shape of the super spec dash just the escort cluster so easiest way was to make a cover for the hole thats already there. Fingers crossed it turns out ok
  2. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    About £40. Hope to get it back this week
  3. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    First attempt at covering centre console in leather, a few wrinkles but Im happy with it and may be able to stretch them out a bit
  4. geordie40

    Boot lock, latch

    Cheers for the ideas Marcus, been scouring the internet but didnt know what to call the catches I was after, the pitking look like what im after
  5. geordie40

    Boot lock, latch

    Hi Hope everyone had a good Xmas and New Year, I am currently doing a few odd jobs with the Hood whilst waiting for parts to arrive to start dash rebuild. My boot lock hasn't worked for ages and I'm sure ive seen kit cars with no visable lock and some sort of push to open mechanism. Ive looked at the magnetic type that are on kitchen doors etc but not sure if the magnets are strong enough to hold boot closed on a "bumpy" road. Any ideas or what have others used if not a normal key.
  6. geordie40

    Rover MEMS

    Ahh ok, Will check tomorrow unless Alan or Andy beat me to it. Would be good to find something that was a little more flexible
  7. geordie40

    Rover MEMS

    I can check mine but not till tomorrow Any reason why?
  8. geordie40

    What did you get for Christmas?

    A nice shiny new toolbox as missus fed up of tools in every drawer in the house.
  9. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    Quick mock up of dash, gauges look OK but you can tell they aren't Smiths!! Maybe if funds are available later I may upgrade them (£800 for a set was a little steep at the moment). Going to get the surround Hydro dipped in a gold/black carbon fibre effect
  10. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    Gone with mild steel (thanks to Dan for doing the CAD work), getting that and a few other bits water jet cut (£40) and ive another mate who does hydro dipping so that's going to be finish. Just need to decide what pattern I'm also going to re trim entire dash in leather with a thin neoprene foam layer underneath. I promise pics will follow!!
  11. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    Thanks brumster, will keep your offer in mind
  12. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    Hi all About to start my main winter project and redesign the dash on my Super Spec, I have finalized the design (I think!!) but Im wondering what material to use. It will be fixed over the current dash as on the super spec the dash and scuttle seem to be all one piece and dont fancy taking it all apart. My current choices are Aluminium, Stainless Steel or ABS plastic if there something better please do say, so what is best and how thick do I go and also whats best to cut chosen media. I have thought of laser or waterjet cutting as I may be able to get this done by a friend of a friend but my design is on paper and not a CAD design
  13. geordie40

    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Yeah or if you get a 2 way adaptor you can have the oil pressure switch/light and the gauge
  14. geordie40

    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Looks like you get the sender as well (large round brass thing in pic), It's electronic sender not mechanical so you only need a wire rather than a capillary tube with the oil in. I assume thread sizes are standard
  15. geordie40

    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    I haven't bought them yet but probably going to give the ones from china a go, £150 for all is wortg a go and they say they will match my sender units ohm range