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Old 05-07-2015, 09:20 PM
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Dash rework on 1993 205

The old dash area was worn, dark and dirty. I'm trying to lighten it up and update, get away from the "Darth Vader" dankness.
The after includes disassembly and cleaning of most of the gauges, the new panel adds a switch for courtesy light circuit for some strip LED's
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:09 PM
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Interesting look. Nice work. I want to do that with a hydro dipped carbon fiber look.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:28 AM
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Looks great! I really like the new switches!!!
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:37 AM
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Interesting look. Nice work. I want to do that with a hydro dipped carbon fiber look.

I think that would look killer!
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:28 AM
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The hydrodip was actually my first thought, but I just decided this route. I may end up carbon fibering the cup holder back on the motor though. I'm trying to recover with vinyl and it's really tough without the vacuum forming the OEM uses. Also thought about Kevlar hydro cause it would be lighter than the carbon fiber.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:32 AM
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The hydrodip was actually my first thought, but I just decided this route. I may end up carbon fibering the cup holder back on the motor though. I'm trying to recover with vinyl and it's really tough without the vacuum forming the OEM uses. Also thought about Kevlar hydro cause it would be lighter than the carbon fiber.

How bad is the cup holder vinyl? If it is not too bad you can always have it dyed a solid color by an automotive interior repair service. If you are dead set on recovering it you will need a heat gun and a gentle touch. You could also build a wooden replacement that will take much more abuse!


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Old 05-08-2015, 08:37 AM
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:39 AM
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The hydrodip was actually my first thought, but I just decided this route. I may end up carbon fibering the cup holder back on the motor though. I'm trying to recover with vinyl and it's really tough without the vacuum forming the OEM uses. Also thought about Kevlar hydro cause it would be lighter than the carbon fiber.
You mean like this?

This is a wood unit that was Hydro-dipped. Not sure if the existing unit can be hydro-dipped.

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The old dash area was worn, dark and dirty. I'm trying to lighten it up and update, get away from the "Darth Vader" dankness.
The after includes disassembly and cleaning of most of the gauges, the new panel adds a switch for courtesy light circuit for some strip LED's
You did a good job and I love the idea..not so sure about white though.
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