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#16 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:48 PM

That's a good plan.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:51 PM

i like the way you are going with this but at the same time 70s driving gloves.



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 10:41 PM

i like the way you are going with this but at the same time 70s driving gloves.


I don't understand what you mean

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:58 AM

Will find an image later.

#20 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:57 AM

Will find an image later.

I know what driving gloves are, but you mean that I should try a different type of leather ? such as perforated or diamond ? hmm. I'll take a look at that. 



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:55 AM

 

I love the tan, I think I'd have the seats retrieved to suit! The tan is a good contrast to the harsh appearance of the perforated mesh, works really well.

Regarding the mesh, what specification have you used? I've been trying to source some for a dashboard project but getting mesh that's "open" enough without the holes being too big is difficult, the best I have found is 10mm holes but I think that may be too large, 6mm holes might work better.

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I agree that the tan works well.
You are right. 10mm is way too large. I use here 5mm holes (M5 standard) staggered.

6mm is a bit large too. It will work but you will see plenty through it. Might not be too good. In fact 5mm is a bit large from that standpoint too.

It's a 1.5mm aluminium. Most dash I have seen are steel. Heavier but easier to paint.

I would not recommand thinner than 1.5mm aluminium.

Next on my list is Indeed a dash. But of course I will overthink and over engineer this. :)

I'm thinking of laser cut aluminium that I would fold over Say 10mm to build strength

I'm looking for chrome or aluminium trim for the standard clicks but it's not easy to find.

Cheers guys and happy build!

 

 

if you need help with the dash you know where to find me ;)
Doors looking good!



#22 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:39 AM

 

if you need help with the dash you know where to find me ;)
Doors looking good!

 

thank you ! Yes I know, thanks for your support ! I'll definitely write your direction if I have questions  ;D

 

cheers mate !



#23 malc_west

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:04 PM

That's really cool mate

#24 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 03:59 PM

That's really cool mate

thank you !



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Posted 03 May 2020 - 02:02 PM

Looks good - especially once the workings behind are painted matt black to lose them(or chromed to show them off?) The advantage of the mesh is that you can add stuff like sunglass case, cupholder, mapcase with hooks like a toolboard.



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:33 PM

Excellent work as always! You're a truly talented craftsman.






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