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Dash build by TXGOOD
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Report this Post03-30-2007 09:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, guys
I guess I need to start making templates of everything I`m cutting out in case I might want to sell one of these one day.
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wow great job! only an inspiration to play with Betty...
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Report this Post04-02-2007 12:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
*bump* any updates?

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No updates, I pretty much worked all weekend and I need to wait until I get a new radio to cut out the faceplate for the dash. Hopefullly in the next two weeks I will get my carpet and start installing everything in the car. I still need to build the back 1/2 of the console and cover it.
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Report this Post04-07-2007 12:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
*weekend update*?

I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation.

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Report this Post04-07-2007 05:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have been working it seems all of the time so I haven`t had any time to work on it. I did cut out a piece of metal that I painted black to put inside the instrument pod where the instruments go. I am going to recover my door panels and put a couple of accents in them but I have been waiting on my seat covers to come in to see what shade the red is, but if you read that other post about my seat covers you probably have seen
that the deal fell through. I also have to order some more vinyl for the panel behind the seats and for my door panels. I`m thinking about buying an upholstery sewing machine and just do the seats and any other sewing
on upholstery that I might need. I`m going to Texas Motor Speedway next weekend and after that I should be able to get back on track.
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Report this Post04-07-2007 08:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cool, sounds exiting.
Sorry that that deal with the seats fell through. I know I myself was very exited about seats with increased side bolsters (Evo,Sti,Srt-4,Viper,Lambo style) that aren't just stuffed cotton with ducktape. C'est la vie.

Thanks for keeping this thread updated and remember to take pictures along the way. *we love pictures* ~
You're going to be my inspiration.

If you know how to sew upholstery, yea, totally get the machine. I'm sure it'll pay for itself, and it's more fun to do it yourself.

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you are an inspiration to us all, indeed
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WOWW!!!! That is awesome man.

Are you considering doing the center console between the seats?

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Yes, I`m going to build the center console similar to the stock one going all the way back to cover the ecm but I haven`t been able to measure for it because I have been so busy. Today I have basically nothing to do and it`s cold (well by Texas standards) and rainy. I have no garage I may run down to Home Depot to get the stuff I need to paint and mount the defroster vent grille.
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Report this Post04-08-2007 07:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I haven`t tried my dash in the car since I upholstered it so today I did after I made the end caps and painted the defroster vent grille.

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I am new here and this is my first response and I must say......that is an awesome job.

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Looking good, was wondering what your plan for the end caps was. Looks great, keep us updated.
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Thanks, I have ordered my red carbon fiber for all of the cover plates and I have ordered speakers for the rear. Next week when I get back from TMS I will order the carpet.
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WOW very impressive to do WITHOUT a 1/4" drive.
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Report this Post04-11-2007 01:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yea I know Revin, I have been so busy at work and on the weekends that I haven`t been able to get away. Thanks for holding onto it.
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WoW ur doin the center console too? Man, im in the middle of building one, but i think imma wait to see how ur comes out before i do mine.. on man... cant wait. Ive got a HUUGGEE SHEET of MDF just waitin outside..
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* bump for the weekend update : ) *
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No progress this weekend. I just got back from Texas Motor Speedway.
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i must say that is pretty damn good looking. i think if you were to use a firebird cluster it would be complete.
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Report this Post04-16-2007 11:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That`s one reason I made it special because I wanted to use the stock instruments to keep from doing all of that wiring when changing the gauges. Some of the guys on here start talking about Winaldi and gauge wiring and swap wiring etc and I`m like (whaaat) scratching my head. I can replace most mechanical parts on my car but when it comes to wiring I`m lost.
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Wow, great job. I have always loathed the Fiero dash and center console. What you have designed is much nicer and you could even have a real glove box. Can't wait to see your finished product. Can you do a dimensional drawing for us wannabees?
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Report this Post04-17-2007 02:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks David.
I will try to give a few dimensions but basically I cut and designed as I went along.
I was sweating the glove box fitting because I made the box without really measuring
behind it and I was worried that it would hit the defroster duct work, but it cleared ok.
I am getting my extra vinyl coming in with my seat covers and hope to get started on
my door panels. I`m just using stock panels but I`m going to cover them with black vinyl
and put some red inserts in a couple of places. I got some door panel pockets that are
black plastic from JC Whitney that I`m using too.
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If you come down 290 to Houston one day with the car, give me a shout, would like to see it.
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You ought to come to one of the Texas get togethers. I`m hoping to have my interior at least partially done by Round-up 10 in San Antonio, but for sure by the run in the Hill Country later on in the year.
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Let me know when the round up is. I am involved in our local vintage racing organization CVAR, and I have to schedule around that. I'm not allowed too many kitchen passes you see.

Where did the vents come from?
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Round up 10 is May 18th weekend.
It`s a lot of fun with some great people.
The vents came from Vintage Air.
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A beautiful dash and built from scratch. Sheer artistry if I may say so. One of the nicest looking dashes that I've ever seen on a Fiero.

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Any news? or any new pics?
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Report this Post04-22-2007 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well I have a few projects going but I don`t have any new pics. I have started working on the door panels.
I got my carbon fiber in for the cover plates but I still have to cut them out. I have my carpet ordered and it should be in next week. I`m going to work on the AC hose routing today and start taking my stock dash out of my good car, so I can install the new one.
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Report this Post04-22-2007 08:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had something come up today that I didn`t forsee. I installed my dash in my good car and it`s an automatic.
My parts car is a standard and the console cleared the shifter fine but when I put it in my good car the shifter is so close when in park that it almost hit the console, but I found out with a couple of brackets I will be able to move it back about 3" .
My seats just waiting on carpet to be installed.
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wow, seats look great.
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need more dash updates!
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I`ll have an update after this Sunday. I have purchased a few more parts but I haven`t had time to install any. I have carpet, seats, cd player, carbon fiber for cover plates, woofer for rear console (which I have to build when I find out how deep it has to be) and I`m working on the door panels so after Sunday I`ll post pictures of what I have done this weekend. I`m about ready to call this "interior build" because the dash is almost finished. I want to get as much finished as possible for Round-up 10 in San Antonio. Heck, I may take a couple days of vacation just to be able to work steady on it.
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Incredible job! You've inspired me to give this stuff a shot and you've earned a plus.

Quick question, are those Mr. Mike's seats?
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Thanks 1BadGT
The seat covers are Mr Mikes. I was his first Leatherette seat cover customer. I had heard about his quality on this forum and it is all true. The only thing I would have done different is that my foam is a little flat on the upper cushion on the side, thus I got a couple of wrinkles there. I should have filled it in a little with the extra cotton he sends.
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Amazing! I want one, although I could do without all the red. But that's just me. Probably looks sweet in a red car though!

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Report this Post04-27-2007 11:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well I finished one of my door panels tonight.

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Very interesting job on the door panels. I can't wait to see it all together.
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Report this Post04-27-2007 11:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I wanted to retain the stock arm rest and handle mechanism so I just made new panels. I cut the stock door panel where the ridge in the top is and riveted it to a piece of 1/4" birch plywood that I cut into the original panel shape. I tried using the stock panel but it was too flimsy to stretch vinyl across it without it bending.
Then I cut out the foam in the shape of the insets, covered them in red and inset them into the panel with t-nuts through the back.
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