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Old November 29th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Hey, i,m a european guy on your site, just cause, for some reason you guys being further away from the source, makes you a lot more open-minded and resourceful. Now some while ago a guy called mattwhite made his own dash. Real nice work. I,m looking for measures on this item. I tried contacting but no luck. Could any of you guy,s help or have you done a similar project. Would like to hear / see.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 07:32 PM
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I'll trade you my super rare exotic sexy import NAS 90 interior for your dime a dozen new euro interior...
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Old November 29th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Thanks, but I,m not looking for standard dash stuff. I want to make my own dash out of alloy sheet material, put in the electronics I like and where i like them. I found some nice pics but I need the angles and sizes.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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That yellow bulkhead one is exactly what I,m looking for, but yet again. Please someone with angle degrees and seizes so my lokal metal shop can bend me some sheet alloy.

But thanks really helpfull.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 03:40 AM
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What country might that be, I'm from Holland. I tried making a template in plywood, but I couldn't get it the way I wanted. I don,t want to invent the wheel twice, such a waste of time
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:02 AM
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Sorry stupid question. Cool thanks will try and contact him
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Old November 30th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Regarding the yellow bulkhead Defender,
I like the idea of a new dash but . .

. . putting all the electronics right behind the dash vents that are known to leak!!!?????
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Regarding the yellow bulkhead Defender,
I like the idea of a new dash but . .

. . putting all the electronics right behind the dash vents that are known to leak!!!?????
that's how defenders are ... I guess the steam pipes on series trucks aren't susceptible to water damage ;-)
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Old November 30th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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My bulkhead is from a former military 110 and doesn't have vents. So no leakage. No problems.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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No sorry man, the bulkhead is being blasted right now but next week a new galvanized Richards heavy-duty chassis will arrive, since mine was rotten beyond all repairs. When I have a little less work, and more free-time on my hands I can start spray-painting the panels. I,ll get some pics for you just to keep you informed.

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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Yeah I see all the effort that goes into the custom dash and then it looks like none went into waterproofing things. A baffle to separate and deflect any intruding H2O looks doable..?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:12 AM
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I,be had no problems with water before. And I lived in the ardennes, which is a rain infested shit hole most of the time. Also when I was in Norway for a month, it rained for 3 weeks. No problems. My clothing had fungus but there was no water in the electrics. A baffle to stop rain entering the air vents wouldn,t that also stop/restrict air flow??
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Old November 30th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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By the way, I,m looking for a good idea on paint. I was thinking zebra/tigerstripes in a sand/brown or green/brown patern. What,s the best way to aprouch this.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Yeah you might be right. It was olive drab wen I got it out of the army, then painted it marine blue which worked for a couple of years. When I did an 300tdi conversion I sprayed it in matt black, which was horrible because it attracted dirt like a magnet, and was looking old. Since I,m doing a chassis swap I thought it might be a good time to do the paint again
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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If no one can get you the angles and sizes for the dash you could always use cardboard and mock it up to get yourself the numbers..
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Old November 30th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Limestone sounds good, doesn,t have to be a Landrover color.
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