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  1. Finally having a house with a garage has enabled me to get up to all sorts of shanigans (including painting my own car). one project I finally finished was creating magnolia-faces gauges for early Spitfires - sadly several years late for any of my own cars.....what d’you think?
  2. Well pleased with the new dash I received today from Classical Dash. Highly recommended. I see they have some bad press on the web. Their products are excellent (or my dash is anyway) - it's their business skills that are shyte and lead to customer concern. Ian Bond who runs the company is chronically poor at answering email or the phone or returning calls which makes for a fraught transaction. Don't let that put you off. It's his company that supplies Rimmers et al (he tells me!) and my dash was £65 cheaper direct from him than from Rimmers. I did try to veneer my original dash myself btw, which is another story I will relay sometime. Overall my advice would be if you are handy and you like a project, go ahead - but for me I was never happy so changed tack and bought one from a professional. I am handy and a perfectionist. The trouble is you learn as you go along and it's very easy to chip the veneer around the tiny gaps between guages / switches (1st effort). If it is a GT6 you have the 3 sections to contend with, making it important to align the sections to ensure grain consistency (the sections themselves don't directly align as the centre section is narrower than the 2 sides (2nd effort). Also I see all types of veneers, laquers and varnishes being used - but it's very important to get it right as it won't last. I veneered it twice and although they looked very good to everone else, I was never really happy and it took a lot of effort. In the end bought one and looking at it I doubt many non professionals could match the quality. Pictures below don't do it justice. Just my view. I know many people are very happy with their creations! Incidently, the colour of the new dash certainly doesn't match my old one. Clasical Dash had warned me that I may be surprised. They say this is the original colour, using the same techniques - and will naturally fade over time. But I only have their word for that! Rich
  3. The mk2 Vitesse is being reassembled and even putting pretty bits back on. The dashboard is about to be reinstalled, first attaching the wooden veneer panel to the fibre dash. I bought a 'dash fitting kit' which consists of 6 long-ish wood screws and 6 cup-washers, but there is nothing that I can fathom for them to screw into.... The parts book shows a nut and lock washer on the screws. So how does the wooden dash attach to the fire board on a mk2 Vitesse? Thanks in advance as usual. Chris i
  4. Hi all I need to renovate my dashboard. At the very least I will need to relace to the passenger side panel which has rotted due to a leak. Surprisingly when I took a close look I recon my dash has no veneer. The ply is simply laquered (a very good job) and there is absolutely no grain pattern except those you may expect to see if you laquer ply. I had assumed that all dashes were veneered. Was this actually the case? (obviously this would mean that mine has had the veneer removed and then laquered) I'm not happy making my own section and have two alternatives: 1. There is a guy on ebay selling new presision made dashboards from an original template (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-GT6-Mk2-dashboard-dash-fascia-panel/183622630842?hash=item2ac0c2fdba:g:grEAAOSwqkRb-GLw:rk:2:pf:1&frcectupt=true ) Yes, he makes them the other way around too! I could buy one of these (£71seems pretty good) and laquer it directly. I actually don't like all the swirls and stuff. 2. I could buy only the one section and have the whole thing veneered. I have no idea how much veneering costs. Does anyone have any experience of these remanufactured dashboards from this ebay seller? What would you do? Thanks for any advice. Rich
  5. Hi just taken delivery of an ebay purchase - a Vitesse dashboard - The item was described as complete including all instruments . What I wasnt expecting was a full ashtray - I wonder how old the buts were Paul
  6. Hi all, While assembling my dashboard for my Triumph GT6 MK3 I discovered that I have the wrong length metal fixing for the RPM Gauge that fixes it in place onto my wooden dashboard, after looking online I cant seem to find them available to purchase, does anyone know the specific name of them or are they just called Gauge fixings?? Please see pictures below. Hope someone can help. Kind regards, Jim.
  7. Hi, I am placing my dashboard in my Triumph GT6 MK3, and I am struggling to see what type of screws, bolts and plates etc to use for the dashboard. I have attached a picture. Hope anyone can help. Thanks, Jim.
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