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    Okay back to this again - I've had a thought of replacing the wood effect with carbon fibre. Basically I want to get hold of a sheet of carbon fibre, cut it to shape, including a gap for the 7" screen flush-mounted.

    So, anyone know where (in the UK) I can get carbon fibre sheeting from? Also is it expensive? And, what is it like to work with? I'll need to cut out the curved shape of it obviously round the edges, then drill large holes for the dials. How does the material lend itself to cutting/drilling etc?



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    Try London Carriage Craft for your genuine carbon facia's. We produce them for all the TVR range call 0208 428 3991 ask for myself (Malcolm) I will help yopu in your quest


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    http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/cf/cf_customparts.html

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    I was just thinking hansell composites AKA Fibre lyte. I have been to their premises which is over your way when i used to race model cars and i am sure they would do a good job - especially if it is going in a TVR. If your dash is curved then you can save some money by making the mould yourself and then taking it along and they will lay up the carbon for you and do all the cut outs for the dials etc. Or you could jsut get a nice pieve of wood and make a new dash the old fashioned way - personally i would rather have a piece of wood to look at than carbon fibre. The sun visor idea would be cool if you could make it so you can remove it easily.

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    First off, love the TVR's
    First one I ever saw was in " Password Sordfish "

    Anyway, you may be able to utilize the HU din spot and relocate the gauge above over to the right.
    I believe that is probably real wood ( maybe Birdseye Maple ), So it would just be a hole saw, and move the gauge over. You could also relocate any lights as well. As long as the holes where they were is not visible, it will look good.

    Think on it,
    Just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 944 LA
    First off, love the TVR's
    First one I ever saw was in " Password Sordfish "

    Anyway, you may be able to utilize the HU din spot and relocate the gauge above over to the right.
    I believe that is probably real wood ( maybe Birdseye Maple ), So it would just be a hole saw, and move the gauge over. You could also relocate any lights as well. As long as the holes where they were is not visible, it will look good.

    Think on it,
    Just my 2 cents

    Don
    Hmm...it was just called 'Swordfish' over here... Yeah there was a programme on tv about the making of that film a while back and the guy from TVR was thought his mates were winding him up when someone rang up to say John Travolta wanted a car for his new movie!

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    Ive figured it out

    1. put car in big container
    2. put container on container ship
    3. ship car to me
    4. ....
    5. profit!

    but really, a 1 din from armen would be the easiest thing to do, otherwise id say a pod ontop of the dash like you were talking about, but then it becomes a matter of matching curves, colors, textures, and hiding cords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti
    Hmm...it was just called 'Swordfish' over here... Yeah there was a programme on tv about the making of that film a while back and the guy from TVR was thought his mates were winding him up when someone rang up to say John Travolta wanted a car for his new movie!

    Oh yeah, I remember. I got the Divx before it was here and it was " Sordfish " .
    Just like "Formula 51" was "The 51st State".....

    When I saw that TVR, I was drooooolin'... Now I gotta settle for a Porish..

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    Going back to the sunvisor idea, why would it be hard to hide it. The vanity mirrors are hidden by a cover, why would it be hard to velcro a cover on top of the screen or something?

    Peace,

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