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#1 Bluemini

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 09:56 AM

I'm gonna make a one off dash, but I'm not sure wether to make it from steel or ally tho?

I'm gonna remove all the switches and have them in a panel near the handbreak and put the ignition barrel down there too so I can get rid of the cloum shroud and replace it with some padding.

So what do you recon - ally or steel??

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:44 AM

Bluemini,

I'd go for ally myself.

Ally Pros:
-Lighter than steel.
-Easy to work (bend cut drill file etc)
-Won't rust.
Ally Cons:
-Might be easier to scuff and mark than steel.

Steel Pros:
-V. strong
-More durable than ally
Steel Cons:
-Heavier than ally
-Harder to cut and shape than ally.
-Will corrode

Evert seen inside a custom race car? If its not carbon fibre it'l have beautiful Ally brackets and dash panels with lightening holes.
If its going to be structural then I'd go for steel but if its cosmetic - aluminium.

:)

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:03 AM

lol :) cant argue with that advice

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 08:29 PM

alloy mate

but i want to see a photoshop pic of what its going to look lie first.. :)

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 09:14 PM

deffo ally

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:13 PM

photoshop pic?? u done one?

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:07 PM

I aint got photo shop :)

The weight issue aint a problem, I got some serious cuttin to do to the rest of the car to reduce weight, and the dash will be sprayed the same colour as the rest of the inside of the car too...

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:39 PM

!!! cool, how you going to attach it in??

any ideas?

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:42 PM

Small box section welded to the shell, then some kinda nice, flush screws probly...

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:44 AM

aaaa was wondering how u do it lmao :) lol




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