Project EXI

The building of a Marlin 5EXi kit car, using a Seat Leon 1.8T 20v Donor
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Mon Jul 4 17:12:54 BST 2011

Dashboard refitted

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Went to southampton Metal Supermarket to pick up some material. 5 1/2" 6082 aluminium round bar to get some customised rear wheel hub centric spacer made. Aluminium panel, to be used as door inserts and some spare aluminium flat bar, in case I need to modify the side panel stay bars
Refitted the dashboard now the paint and lacquer has properly cured. Fitted the heater control panel, and connected all wires to the dashboard. Secured dashboard in place.
Cut aluminium plate for the gear stick surround, need a slighty longer gear gaiter, or need to figure out how to increase the height of the gear gaiter holder. This maybe the better option but that is work in progress
Started to fill in the hole opening in the steering column surround. Glued in some plastic on the underside of the surround, where the old steering column adjustment handle was opened. Filled in the hole where the wiper arm used to be. Applied some filler, and started to sand the plastic with 1200 grit wet and dry
Will acid etch and paint the surround the same as the dashboard, shold result in a good finish, when complete with no holes


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