Pulling out old custom dash & wiring mess

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MadMax
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Pulling out old custom dash & wiring mess

Post by MadMax » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:35 pm

Finally getting around to removing the old custom dash in the c303. It is made of vinyl covered wood and houses a glove box, home-made meter with test lead inputs and a tilt-out video screen. A CB was mounted to the handy velcro top of the box. Sadly, none of that stuff worked any longer. In pulling it all out I am revealing yards and yards of wiring and...bits.

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Luckily, it came with the original dashboard pieces, though one of them is mauled/repaired pretty badly and they need cleaning.

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In doing this I also revealed the worst bit of rust I have seen so far, though I knew it was bad; The area just in front of the dash, at the base of the front window divider, is completely eaten away. I can't see any daylight, but I think the paint is holding it together in that spot. When I press on the rubber window seal, it just goes "crunch, crunch, crunch." :shock:

But hey, at least I still have the ashtray!
Where science and technology fail, art survives.

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