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#16 Twisty

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

was that question to me or roofless,does look good tho,


Sorry mate it was aimed at roofless,

Nollyd: your idea with the packing foam is the idea i would go with, that way you can create something very unique and get some interesting curves into it, and place your dials and gauges etc where you like them, you can also plan in some room for some speakers up front to give your dash a more factory look.

all the best with the dash build

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#17 nollyd

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:37 PM

nice 1,cheers 4 that.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:58 PM

Hi

 

Did you ever finish this? 

 

I started working up a dash using a BINI dash....havent had time to fart recently, let alone finish it..... it showed a lot of promise, and was very unique... even a bit cheeky :D

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#19 roofless

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

I didnt to be honest.... got carried away on my '69 Mk2 instead.... but I think I still have all the bits if anyone wants them to have a go themselves :)



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

I made mine using fleece and fibreglass resin then a bit of body filler, still need to get it upholstered.

 

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#21 pinkmini99

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:10 AM

hi all,been doing my own head in trying to think of a different way to do my dash,want something unique but good looking,thought of everything,latest idea is to use the expanding foam that packing companies use to secure things in boxes,seems solid enough,might try and fill a box the size of the dash i want to design,then i can carve away until i get the dash i want,am i being hopeful or is it worth a try.neva know other people might carve away,think of the different designs we would see,good or bad idea.



Basically your on to a good idea. You can use the foam and shape it to the shape you want then fibreglass over the top. Then make a mould and then mould a fibreglass one to use in your car.

If you search for making dashboard or body kits on YouTube theres a lot of videos and you can learn from there mistakes.




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