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    The mother of all fab jobs

    Alright, I've been researching this for about 14 months now, as I don't want to leave any stone unturned. I want to do this right the first time.

    I plan to build a completely new dashboard for my car. I have all the information, tools, and references I need to get started but I figured I'd ask the fabrication guys here, just to get some more suggestions.

    If anyone is not sure what I mean, check out the Alpine RSX project, and the dashboard they made. This is what I'm going to do, although less cosmetic and more practical than what they did.

    http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html...cura_home.html

    Any suggestions or comments are welcome.

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    that dash is insane. i know I could never pull that off:-P too lazy and not much patience here. heh.
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    Yeah that was one insane dash. Have you got and sketches or mock up works for us to check out and maybe add some tips?

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    I have a few small ones that I was playing around with but nothing is set in stone yet. It starting to get warmer out, so when I get a break from work and school, I'm going to start measuring and throwing together some sketches.

    Basically, the plan is, build a 2 piece MDF skeletal frame (Top and Bottom), covered in fiberglass and wrapped in vinyl.

    I'm going to "try" to incorporate a small area for a Micro-ATX computer.
    The cooling pipes and vents probably wont match up, so I'm going to use ABS plastic tubes to create new ones. I work at a hardware store, so I can get materials for dirt cheap.

    Heres a picture of a Lexus IS300 dashboard that I've been looking at. I'd like to model it after this, specifically the center console area.


    Sorry if its a little big, I ripped it out of a magazine and scanned it.

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