Interior and Sound from scratch

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:07 pm

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Not really satisfied with the result, too shiny for my liking.
That's why I decided to brush all the aluminum parts :

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:35 pm

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Creating perfect fitting speaker set housings.
And combine them to 1 piece with the L profile chassis bolts covers.
this will help to keep them in the right spot and will also reduce vibrations.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:50 pm

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Fitted back in the buggy,
first picture without leather finish,
next pictures with the black immitation leather,
the leather is pulled over the L profile and the speaker housing al in one piece.
(what some good glue and a hairdryer can do ey :lol: )

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:00 pm

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A modern stereo doesn't really contribute to an early 70's "basic" style car.
Therefore I decided to hide the radio in the back of the glove box.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:04 pm

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1 - 2 - 3 ... GONE ...

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:10 pm

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Covering the non-carbon fiber parts of the dashboard with the black immitation leather,
putting all parts together, and fitting the gauges in :

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:55 pm

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Creating my own floor mats ...

The ones you buy in the stores never have a perfect fit,
certainly not in a beach buggy.

Cut an MDF panel till it has a perfect fit,
glue the carpet on the top side
(that way your carpet will always look nicely stretched)
and glue an anti-slip on the bottom side
(that way the MDF will never slide away, and it won't make noisec vibrating on the chassis floor panel)

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:20 pm

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Doing some cleaning behind the dashboard and under the nose.
First I glued a multiplex wood board under the nose, so I can attach (screw) things there in an easy way.
Then I've put in new isolation materials to keep the nose wind and the fuel tank vapors outside.
And changed all the gold paint for black.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:31 pm

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The filters under the nose, and enough free space left to place the amplifier.
Added some lights to the switch panel console.
Testing the Radio.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:40 pm

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Placed the ignition key at the bottom left side of the center console.
Installed a carbon fiber look gear knob iIbought on eBay.
And added some "Koni" red accents.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:43 pm

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Cutting out all the old wiring.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:48 pm

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Preparing a new fuse and relais system on a plexi glass panel.
And testing the circuits and functions on the new switch panel console.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:19 pm

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The new(er) Porsche 914 gauges,
and the center console mushroom ready to get wired.

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:25 pm

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Putting it all back where it belongs.
(the fuse and relais panel flips under the nose behind the dashboard)

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Post by cris_blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:28 pm

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And the result :

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