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Building a sport luxury interior + other mods by Chris_86GT
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Report this Post09-29-2010 08:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Here is a before pic, notice the glass at the edges this is done so I can have sharp edges.


And.... after some cutting to the Audi vents


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Report this Post09-29-2010 09:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Sofa KingSend a Private Message to Sofa KingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

AMAZING! Keep up the great work! And post more pics pics pics!

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Report this Post09-29-2010 01:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NavrasSend a Private Message to NavrasEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Me likey. I wish I had some experience in fiberglassing, or knew someone who does that would be willing to teach. Regardless, it appears to be coming along rather well.
I think I just might have to go for that Firebird cluster.

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Great work, love the dash. Any updates?

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Report this Post10-07-2010 04:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Dash instaled.


Now I am making the air vent channels, it takes time because the space is limited and I am making them bit by bit for best fitment and air flow.

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Report this Post10-18-2010 06:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

This is how I made the air channels…





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Report this Post10-18-2010 07:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I finally made a pocket for the speedometer board.



I use the screws from a PC PSU fan. Broke the plastic that they bolt in and glassed it to the pocket.




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Report this Post10-26-2010 10:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Did some test fitting of the monitor and decided the height I wanted.
This is what I see from the drivers side. I will trim a little maybe 3-4mm from the bottom so I can have better visibility of the monitor.




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Did some test fitting of the monitor and decided the height I wanted.
This is what I see from the drivers side. I will trim a little maybe 3-4mm from the bottom so I can have better visibility of the monitor.





That is gonna look sweet! Is the screen functional yet (go up and down)? I thought that you weren't going to have the linear actuators in til March? If it is operational, any chance we could get a video of it in action?

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That is gonna look sweet! Is the screen functional yet (go up and down)? I thought that you weren't going to have the linear actuators in til March? If it is operational, any chance we could get a video of it in action?



Linear actuators is the easy way to do it, but since I have an idea that it seems it will work fine and it will cost almost nothing I will try this first. Maybe this weekend I will find time to work on it, when it is done I will post a video and details how I did it.

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Here is a video showing how the mechanism works. I have done more and I will post new video in car when ready.
The only thing that’s holds me back is the door, it isn’t steady (if you see at the pics above it also lifts at the back) and it takes time to figure out how it will work proper.

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I have figure out how the door will open, so here is a first video showing it in action…
I have done only one side of the door, when it finish it will work more freely and faster since my plan is to use a ball bearing screw (see pic below).

----Edit spelling----



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WOW!!!! Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Report this Post11-22-2010 10:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thank you Sofa king! I like very much your work on the formula, keep fieroing.

And an update, tested the carpc this weekend. Sprayed some flat black to see how it looks. My guinea pig a Pentium2 was on the test and it was flawless, even cranking the engine with the pc on it didn’t affect it. It will be replaced with an ASUS-AT5IONT-I this week.



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Report this Post11-22-2010 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Sofa KingSend a Private Message to Sofa KingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

You're very welcome!

The dash is really coming along. You have talent my friend! The toughest part, with any project, is all the sanding and finalizing... but I have faith! The dash looks fantastic!

Do you have plans for the door panels?

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You're very welcome!

The dash is really coming along. You have talent my friend! The toughest part, with any project, is all the sanding and finalizing... but I have faith! The dash looks fantastic!

Do you have plans for the door panels?



Yes finalizing is almost 60% of a project, but the small details make the difference. Yesterday I repositioned the screen so I can have a better angle of the screen. Now its better, the black is darker and the “glare” is almost gone. I will have to rework the front air channel, but no pain no gain.

I will work with the door panels when I will finish the dash. My plan is to stay close to the Aston Martin Rapide.

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Report this Post11-23-2010 08:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Sofa KingSend a Private Message to Sofa KingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I'm really looking forward to seeing this build finished.

Question: What gauge cluster are you using? Did you fabricate a wiring harness?

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I'm really looking forward to seeing this build finished.

Question: What gauge cluster are you using? Did you fabricate a wiring harness?


The cluster is from a 93-96 Firebird, it doesn’t have the digital odometer but the fuel gauge works correct with this. If you choose 97-98 you will have to replace the gauge in order to work proper. I fabricate a wiring harness following the instruction from this thread http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000119-15.html

It isn’t the best looking but works fine.

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Finised whith the drivers side, now it needs to be upholster with leather.


And the CarPc controls, for plug and play I used a network connector.


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Very impressive work! You got alot of talent and skill!

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Thank you Graig!

And some updates...
A cousin of mine is making me a frontend for the CarPc. It is still in the beginning but I think I will keep this for the main screen.



Chanced the ball joints and played with stiffer sprigs from a Mercedes 190. Big difference from the soft stock springs.


Also I am close to finish the new mechanism for the glove compartment. I am very happy with the outcome; pics will follow shortly, stay tuned!!

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Report this Post01-12-2011 06:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

My two year anniversary pic




And the new mechanism for the glove compartment. It isn't finished yet, but very close...

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My two year anniversary pic
*amazing interior pictures*



Looks excellent! What's the plan for interior color scheme?

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are you going to replace the ac/hvac controller or keep the stock one?

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The plan for the interior color scheme is a two tone, Black and Cream.
Dash will be all Black and the rest Cream. The same to the doors, on top Black and the rest Cream.

For the HVAC I am very tempted to use this, but I don't know the price yet, I should PM troyboy...



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Pm sent


Thank you!

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Again glassed the edges.


Backside gluing the last section.


Finish.

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any update?

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u did a great job!

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Very nice so far...keep posting those pics

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After a month, I finally find some time to work again with the interior.
I had some 'waves' to the surface of the foam so I decided to do it again. As you can see it wasn't easy to remove the foam.



Do it in two section this time, first the piece under the steering column; again using polyester resin.



After removing all the air bubbles I put some weights to keep it down and to spread evenly the load.



Gluing the leather.



Finished.

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Looking good

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This looks absolutely gorgeous. I think you're the first one who set out to do an Aston Martin inspired interior, and will actually succeed.

Keep us posted with pictures.

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Very nice work!

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Any updates on the interior?

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I have a lot of respect for you and the work you have done so far!!

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Sorry no updates so far...
I had other things to attend, I hope to be back in 1-2 weeks

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I work on the final corrections to the air channels and I am close to finish them.





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