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    Posted: 14 Apr 2014 at 7:09pm

Customized my dash
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Welcome to the DMT forum. Lookin good. Strip down time! Keep us posted on your progress.
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working on the seating getting it redone here's before and after of the frame.


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that is some heavy duty rust. finished product looks great
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yeah the back actually had to be welded in some places.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZacharyProhodsky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 2:15pm
Whoa nice!
Definitely subscribed! 
I want to re do my seat as well keep up the details on how its done.
Also interesting idea on the Dashboard.
I've been considering different options as far as some more gauges are concerned.
I'd personally like to re do them all and fully customize it with new sensors etc.
But an oil pressure, volt and maybe fuel pressure?
I love my gauges but also don't want the flash.

Keep up the good work!


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i just youtubed different ways to do a dash and figured it out.  if you get the green block foam its easy to sand and shape.  the fiberglass sand bondo. then went got the vinyl and foam used contact cement to glue it together.  Its a little heavy though.  The seat there's a place were i live in victorville that sales upholstery supplies i saved my old seat covers so i can see if they can make new ones, but i called different places and they want over 400 to do my seat.
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Personally I like to do everything myself.
Even if that means butchering it the first, second or third time.

I almost want to see if I can find a used seat and as a project in
my free time...(haha free time).
I think it would be pretty satisfying to stuff and stitch your own seat. etc.
I mean while you are doing it you can throw a seat warmer kit in there
for the misses. I only say this because my GF threw that at me when I
brought this up. Apparently she misses the warmth of my Audi.
...spoiled people.

As far as the Dash goes I want to keep my Dash stock looking
but I am afraid that would require me having to go out and buy
a new bezel etc. I kind of broke mine near the radio and heater
control when cutting things for my stereo. 
Which isn't even in anymore.

Anyway keep up with the pictures!

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well i posted a link for parts that you can get thru nissan.  Though on my dash i did trying using fleece, one of the things that youtube said to use its doesn't work that well.
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Here is how i done my gauges. I got some white face overlays and done my factory guages, i then bought some small gauges( oil pressure, temp, volts) and modded my factory radio holder by welding a small piece and drilling out the holes. It looks alright and was easy to do. Sorry for the bad pics it was dark and the flash makes the gauges hard to read.








Edited by Knottyhead - 17 Apr 2014 at 10:11pm
Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series
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