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  1. aearch

    aearch Well-Known Member

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    a few spots on the dash had slits in the wood so i took it out and redid it this weekend
    figuring out the wiring to make sure all the functions are working
    almost every function had to be checked and repaired since it was taken apart in a hurry to get to paint shop.
    by the way if some of your dash lights dont work
    it helps to tighten the female plugs in the white and black connector
    mine were a bit lose over time
    since my engine has 11:1 compression
    the starter would not turn it over!!!
    so ive pulled all the plugs and have been running it open to loosen it up.
    well see . the new battery should help
    i may have to run a couple to break it in.
    Also i changed all my dash bulbs to 4 watts instead of two.
    the taillights have already been done brighter from mo briter.
    . D1.jpg D2.jpg D3.jpg D4.jpg
     
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    Wow, are those pictures before or after?
     
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    these are current -
    although im much furthur along now
    im having to strace all the wiring to get everything working
    the wood i just redid
    need to add another coat or two of tung oil only
    im leaving the wood raw
    like a rifle stock
     
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    Raw means no stain, just oil?
    The wiring looks pretty fresh and colorful. That will be easy.
    I see a couple of out of focus red thingies I do not recognize. LEDs?
    Radio seems too modern, the driver side door stop is the old style that fails bad, that is it from me...
     
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    they are the 74 stock breakers switches for the windows
    so if you push in
    it disconnects the circuit.
    i like the bmw logo and the casette also
    it has a build in plug for the cd in the trunk
    all oem for the 85 series.
    yea he door brakes are brand new
     
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    Here is my dash and interior in its original state. I thought I should document it before changing the steering wheel and adding a radio.
    IMG_0592.jpg
     
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    A true beauty!
     
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    Very brave to post photos of a CSA. Comments are often not supportive. I like mine. Suits me,. Excellent in crazy city traffic, I mean really....hard to row gears while only moving 1/2 car length. If I want clutch, I have my Healey 3000. Prefer to focus on other areas for improvement, like, why does sunroof not open now? All I did was source all grounds under dash, clean and replace any suspect terminals. Now roof will not open? What happened? Mike
     
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    Almost complete. Dash restored by Coupeking w speaker delete.
     
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    I love the look of your wood.
     
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    Hey buy me a drink first!
     
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    image.jpeg New dash/ interior look with a black 38cm Petri and a solid Alu Alpina gearknob.
    The black Petri is extremely rare but they do exist.
     
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    Nothing special, 100% factory with the exception of the gear knob.
     

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    That's looks better than factory, extremely nice looking.
     
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    Many many thanks to all.
     
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    very fun!!!
     

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