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Building a sport luxury interior + other mods by Chris_86GT
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For the switches I have found this Savage switches, they are illuminated blue.


Alright, WHERE did you get those in the US. These are really nice, and i'd love to order a nice set, but... i can only find them in the UK.
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Alright, WHERE did you get those in the US. These are really nice, and i'd love to order a nice set, but... i can only find them in the UK.


Chris is from Athens, Greece. Chances are that he got them from the UK.
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Chris is from Athens, Greece. Chances are that he got them from the UK.



That's a shame, these are some damned nice switches. Cant find anything this nice here.
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Your dash looks amazing! I was gonna say dont leave the stock havac controlls but looks like you found a solution. I guess the only knock against it is using the firebird gauges. If your installing a pc in the car I am sure it could be used to have a lcd screen display all the gauge stuff. Using winald or similar wired up to show everything. I plan on doing a Viper inspired dash since our cars have similar sized interiors. I look forward to the finished project if you get it all finished

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That's a shame, these are some damned nice switches. Cant find anything this nice here.


Can't you just buy them on the UK site? I know the conversion rate sucks, and it will probably be quite expensive for a few switches. But if you want them that bad, it seems like you can get them.
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Can't you just buy them on the UK site? I know the conversion rate sucks, and it will probably be quite expensive for a few switches. But if you want them that bad, it seems like you can get them.


Problem is, I've bought car parts 3 times from the EU, all 3 times they got "disappeared" in customs... and none of them were anything more fancy than a switch or whatever. damned tired of being burned.
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Originally posted by red85gt:

Your dash looks amazing! I was gonna say don't leave the stock havac controlls but looks like you found a solution. I guess the only knock against it is using the firebird gauges. If your installing a pc in the car I am sure it could be used to have a lcd screen display all the gauge stuff. Using winald or similar wired up to show everything. I plan on doing a Viper inspired dash since our cars have similar sized interiors. I look forward to the finished project if you get it all finished



I have installed a PC in the car but I won't use it for gauge display, I always liked analog displays :-). I was thinking more for a custom gauge faceplate to give a more modern look. For the Havac I will stay with the stock for now till I found a cheaper solution. The other controls cost 500$ if I recall right.


 
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Problem is, I've bought car parts 3 times from the EU, all 3 times they got "disappeared" in customs... and none of them were anything more fancy than a switch or whatever. damned tired of being burned.

The switches was bought from UK and for 4 small and 1 big (start engine) cost me about 100 Euro (including shipping). I can say for them that are good quality and worth the money. I never had a problem not receiving parts even if they stopped in customs, I guess I am lucky
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SWEET! Fantastic job!
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Be very proud you have done some quality work.
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your work is beautiful, i wish i had the patience you've showed with this project.
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Report this Post06-17-2011 07:46 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 all for your comments. Yes, patience is my big advantage, nothing can be done from the first time correct, I often redo things even if it isn't absolutely necessary just because I thing it will be better this way.

And some update with the work done to the air channels. They are finished and installed to the car and I am happy with the air flow, but I question myself if finally worth all that trouble.
Making again the co-driver's side, to fit the glove compartment.








And a detail how I connect the pieces of the air channels (driver side). You can see from the left the small gap between them and from the right I use two screws to keep it together since there is no gap between them.




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Beautiful work! Any updates?
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Report this Post07-21-2011 04:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nothing new since the last month I was making a dash for a BMW 2002 for my mechanic. It will be his racing car.
This weekend I am planing to install the new car pc I bought. I don't thing I will make anything before the summer vacations.
From September I want to make the door panels. I have some pics from the vents painted that was the last I did to the car.

I use the foam from a pc motherboard to connect the pieces and the Audi air vents (free stuff is the best ).





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Report this Post09-09-2011 04:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A member pm me for more pics of the interior. This was before summer vacations, but better late than never









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HI all

Lookin great!!!!

Thanx all,

Air-eek...
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Haven’t done much lately, with the economy crisis in Greece I don’t have the "mood" to work in the car.
I have almost done the glove compartment, finished with the glove opening mechanism; the third try was successful

Video with the mechanism, it's like an "M" if you look close.



And the cover I made




I have reupholstered with leather the glove compartment and I will take some pics to show the finished product
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Very nice work!
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More photos of the glove compartment. The gap around the door is about 1mm it can't be seen from this angle, still need to polish the handle and paint the underside black.
The back side of the cover for the opening mechanism.
And the top of the glove compartment getting ready for paint. I didn’t use gelcoat and polyester was full of pinholes...



Inside covered with black velvet.




The velvet on the cover looks grey from the camera flash. It is black like the rest.
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The top of the glove compartment covered with velvet inside and black satin paint outside.
The two white dots are LEDs.



Backside the conector for the LEDs.




This is what I am working on lately... Height is 7cm


left wing sticks ουτ 2mm right 1mm, I will go with the 2mm.


This is just a test to see how will "print" on leather.

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Last weeks progress...

Redoing the cover for the gauges because the old was too close to the steering wheel





Moved the HVAC forward



Did the nececary surgery to the Audi vents in order to fit right




More work to them

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I fiberglassed the edges in order to be ready for leather upholstery.





Getting ready to take a mold out of it for future carbonfiber project, I painted it with epoxy primer.



Installing a fan controller. Summer is very hot in Greece and I want to protect my electronic equipment from overheating.



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Since I have made my mind how the center console will be, I am moving to the final stage...



[This message has been edited by Chris_86GT (edited 05-23-2012).]

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The black printed area with the HVAC controls will be replaced with brushed aluminum.




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I must see more. Love the Computer mech.
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I must see more. Love the Computer mech.


If you want I can upload a video with the monitor lift mech. If I understand correct.


More progress...


Last week I received my order for 4 more Savage switches. Here they are installed.


Connected the Fan switch with the HVAC (the closest spot I could find). Now I can activate the Fan anytime I want.


It is getting crowdie down here....

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VERY NICE!
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man that is nice i wish i had your skills
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Gluing the wood pieces to the sides


Night shoots, with no flash on the camera




The Fan controller is from Aerocool, for 3.5 inch PC bay

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Few days ago I received my new sail windows from The Fiero Store.
Very well packaged and my first impression is that the product is very good.






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Nice work.
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Looks very nice!
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Looks gorgeous!

The light color wood even gives Aston Martin a run for it's money.

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updates?
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Thank you all for your comments.

Sorry no time to work on the car, too busy in my work lately and vacations keeps me away from my project.
I want to start the side panels but I don’t think to find time till mid October…
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Very nice work there Chris. It looks so good I'm sure people will ask you what car you got it from!
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Man the patience this must take.
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You make fiberglass look sooo easy. I don't even know where to begin. I wish I had your skill level

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