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    Also, did you chrome your grille? It looks way too good to be factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65coupei6 View Post
    Great job!

    You can check out some of my pics here:
    http://www.savoiagraphics.com/Mustang/index.htm

    Note: I have not updated the pics. for a while now so a lot of it is out dated.
    HAHAHAHHAHA, wow, you both think alike, isnt that how yours is being designed? It looks like it is most def vinyled..... I like how he incorporated the metal cup holder and stuff. Im not a big fan of that lilliput though.
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    yea, i was laughing at how similar they are last night, my cupholders wont be nearly that nice though. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by figfry View Post
    . . . how did you cover the concave angles so well?? like where the arm rest goes down into the main console, did you stretch the material to get it to cover? The convex corners are easy but im still struggling on the concave.
    It looks like 65coupei6 did each of his panels separately, and then assembled them. I don't see any convex angles in his console . . .



    . . . so covering each panel was pretty easy, and it turned out very nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    It looks like 65coupei6 did each of his panels separately, and then assembled them. I don't see any convex angles in his console . . .



    . . . so covering each panel was pretty easy, and it turned out very nicely.
    Yes that is what he did........ Thats what the upholsterer tried to do with mine, but it looked ugly on my install. I had him take it off and it looked kinda better. After awhile I just trashed it. For your install it will work very well.
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    Yes, I wrapped each panel seperately. It was easier for me to do it that way then try to wrap the whole thing at once.

    That pic is with my old MA screen. I have had a Xenarc for about 3 years now. I have to update the pics

    Each piece is assembled with recessed bolts and angles from the inside.
    I am about to redo the panel that holds the touchscreen and also the armrest top.

    My carputer system will undergo a little remake in the next few months. So, I will up updating pics as I go.

    figfry: If I can help you out with answering questions just let me know.

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    yea im planning to do each piece individually. One difference i see is that my center pieces wont be flush with the top of the side pieces. Mine will be sunk down about 1 centimeter, forming a lip. Thats where im going to have problems with the vinyl on the corners. I read somewhere that you can use a heat gun to stretch it. Im going to give that a try. So now i need to find the padding stuff, If joanns is open today ill try to get it.

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    ok, so, ive started the upholstering process...its not super clean, but i think it will work.
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    You can wrap the foam right around the corners. It keeps the vinyl on the corners from wearing through as you lean on it or things bump up against it. I like to glue the foam down; depending on the foam material, spray contact cement works pretty well; a brush would work, too, but the spray makes it easy.

    I don't glue the vinyl. Fasten it on one side and stretch it 'til it makes the corners look good -- tight, but not too tight -- and then staple it down. Try to get the same tension side-to-side as you do up-and-down. If you want rounder corners, take a router to them and round them off before you upholster.

    In MDF, long staples sometimes don't penetrate. If you use a little shorter staple, just put in more of them.
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    yea, thats a good idea, in the long run i think im gonna wait for the vinyl to wear out, then ill buy more and use the knowledge i gather from this job to do the next one better. So far i think this is going to turn out pretty well. Ill try to finish the vinyl tomorrow. I have the spray adhesive and it works great. If it goes well tomorrow i may be able to start putting down the veneer. It looks good except for the fact that they suck at shipping it and it is a little damaged.

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