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Dashboard for 1967 Triumph Spitfire

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Project by dragonnotes posted 04-06-2011 03:12 AM 2101 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new dash for a ‘67 Triumph. Plywood with a walnut veneer. The burl patterns are all faux finish. Finished with 5 coats of lacquer. All those holes for the gauges were a challenge.





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HawkDriver

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 03:18 AM

Um, as a guy who appreciates everything with wheels, VERY NICE WORK!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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dakremer

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 05:43 AM

when are we gonna see this thing installed??? looks awesome. great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 05:32 PM

great job :-)
I made one for another english car years ago and I do agree with you those holes
ainĀ“t the easyest to get right :-)

looking forward to the installed picture

Dennis

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bunkie

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 05:41 PM

Damn, that’s pretty.

It seems almost a shame to install the original Smiths gauges in it. The needles in the tach and speedo in the GT6+ (which had the same dash as the Spit) I owned bounced so much that they were barely useful.

And, yes, I agree with Dennis, let’s see the finished installation.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 07:07 PM

A challenge worth taking on. Bet it looks stunning in place.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BigTiny

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 02:45 AM

If the holes were a challenge, pray you never have to tinker with the electric system.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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bunkie

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 01:09 AM

<obligatory>

Q: Why do the English drink warm beer?

A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators

</obligatory>

I loved my GT6+. I miss it to this day…

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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snoman1973

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 12:09 PM

A car guy who’s also good with wood?! You rock sir!

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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