BasketCases 62 948 Sprite: Project Moneypit 
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Didn't know the dash was so heavy, did ya! Just utilizing the cherry picker I borrowed to spray the adhesive to the dash. What a mess, like liquid cobwebs. I used "headliner" adhesive by Permatex to glue the covering on. I double taped a piece of cardboard to the back side to keep the glue from getting all over the back side.
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Didn't know the dash was so heavy, did ya! Just utilizing the cherry picker I borrowed to spray the adhesive to the dash. What a mess, like liquid cobwebs. I used "headliner" adhesive by Permatex to glue the covering on. I double taped a piece of cardboard to the back side to keep the glue from getting all over the back side.
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Here is the back of the dash, the cover is installed at this point. Kind of tricky trying to keep the ends from getting too wrinkled. Behind my dash you can see the one I borrowed from Peter C to use as a reference on how they did this when it was new.
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Here is the back of the dash, the cover is installed at this point. Kind of tricky trying to keep the ends from getting too wrinkled. Behind my dash you can see the one I borrowed from Peter C to use as a reference on how they did this when it was new.
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A different view of the back. It's the back side I'm more proud of, the front is pretty easy, but to get the edges to look good, it all happens in back. The back itself doesn't have to look pretty, but you don't want great big wrinkles on the edges if you can avoid it. Even the thin factory covering has some visible wrinkles, so if you have to do this, don't be too hard on yourself. If it was easy everyone would do it. 
I have to thank my brother Tom for repairing the radio area in the dash, it had a few bad spots where a radio was installed. He removed the whole square radio section and saved the "slots" where normally the entire section would be removed. End result looks bone-stock.
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A different view of the back. It's the back side I'm more proud of, the front is pretty easy, but to get the edges to look good, it all happens in back. The back itself doesn't have to look pretty, but you don't want great big wrinkles on the edges if you can avoid it. Even the thin factory covering has some visible wrinkles, so if you have to do this, don't be too hard on yourself. If it was easy everyone would do it.
I have to thank my brother Tom for repairing the radio area in the dash, it had a few bad spots where a radio was installed. He removed the whole square radio section and saved the "slots" where normally the entire section would be removed. End result looks bone-stock.
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The (almost) finished result. Over the next day or so I'll start cutting the gauge and switch holes and get this bad boy installed
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The (almost) finished result. Over the next day or so I'll start cutting the gauge and switch holes and get this bad boy installed
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Here is the back of the dash. As you can see, I'm getting ready to trim out the gauge holes. I've cut a circle out of the center and then marked and scored radial lines from the edge of the metal to the hole I made. Look at the following pictures to see why I did this. And THANKS to Bob Walker for the advice on how to do this.
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Here is the back of the dash. As you can see, I'm getting ready to trim out the gauge holes. I've cut a circle out of the center and then marked and scored radial lines from the edge of the metal to the hole I made. Look at the following pictures to see why I did this. And THANKS to Bob Walker for the advice on how to do this.
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Here is is with all the holes trimmed out. The junk "floating" above the dash is the entrails of Peter C's dash sitting just behind mine. All the holes except the gauge holes were trimmed out just by cutting the hole around the perimeter with an Exacto knife.
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Here is is with all the holes trimmed out. The junk "floating" above the dash is the entrails of Peter C's dash sitting just behind mine. All the holes except the gauge holes were trimmed out just by cutting the hole around the perimeter with an Exacto knife.
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Here is Bob Walkers idea put to use. It looks nicer, helps hold the gauge in place while installing, and you don't have to worry about the fabric shrinking later on. It's not technically accurate, but I'm sure the Brits would have built it this way if they had the time.
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Here is Bob Walkers idea put to use. It looks nicer, helps hold the gauge in place while installing, and you don't have to worry about the fabric shrinking later on. It's not technically accurate, but I'm sure the Brits would have built it this way if they had the time.
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