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Thread: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    That's looking good.

    Keep up the good work.

    By the way I like the steering wheel.

    Adrian

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Enjoying the build thread. Quality work.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Thanks Adrian and leadfoot. I was lucky as the steering wheel was on the car when I bought it. I will have to match the color for the dash when I get to it. These relatively small jobs seem to take an age to do, all afternoon and half the evening with the hand brake and shortening the cable, still enjoying it though, the car may not get so much attention when winter sets in.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Working on the dash now so I will be able to sort the dreaded wiring.
    After a few CAD (cardboard) templates and then cutout with marine ply and fitted the clocks, I have to replace the small black bezels with chrome.

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    Thinking about mounting to the scuttle I have cut out and extra piece of ply and glassed that in to the underside of the scuttle, the dashboard will screw to this from inside. I had to set this a bit further back to give me space to use the indicator/horn lever. Just got to tidy it up.

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    My old dash had a mixture of different lights and switches so I am looking out for some new. Came across these lights on eBay but a bit expensive and won’t need all of them, also going to go for chrome toggle switches then work out where to fit them in the dash.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    If you've not already committed on eBay you can buy those lights individually from Car Builder Solutions: https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...oFilterApplied
    Mk 2 SWB Roadster with 1.8L Pinto and 5 speed type 9 box.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Great thanks Jon, the pack on eBay is £69 but sure i’d seen them elsewhere a lot cheaper.
    Just got to work out which ones I will need when I lay out my loom and will be ordering.
    Thanks again, Martin.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    I have been thinking about ignition key. I couldn’t use the standard one on the steering column but can use it on a bracket.
    Time to sort through some scrap metal. I had a spare top column so used a mounting bracket from that and cut the end off to weld to a bracket. Welding not great but got penetration then painted up.

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    And fitted.

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    Next use my C(ardboard)AD template to mark the hole and drill my ply dashboard.

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    Only downside is no steering lock. Next is to sort my dash warning lights and switches then if I have space may go for an engine start button.
    Last edited by meverett; 27-11-2017 at 09:22 PM.

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