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Dash Template (S2)

PostPost by: lsdweb » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:41 pm

Hi All

I'm starting to put my Series 2 back together and need to make a dash - I have an original which is close enough to use for the overall shape but it's hopeless for the dash layout as it's pretty unique! Can anybody help me with a template, either in hard copy or CAD format? I'm looking for a full width dash with glove compartment and radio slot if possible.

The car's going to be a road legal hillclimb car - built on a 26R chassis and shell.

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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:53 pm

lsdweb wrote:Hi All

I'm starting to put my Series 2 back together and need to make a dash - I have an original which is close enough to use for the overall shape but it's hopeless for the dash layout as it's pretty unique! Can anybody help me with a template, either in hard copy or CAD format? I'm looking for a full width dash with glove compartment and radio slot if possible.

The car's going to be a road legal hillclimb car - built on a 26R chassis and shell.

Thanks in advance.

Wyn



Hi Wyn,

I have an S2 that has a new dash, and perhaps I could help. But first question is RHD or LHD? They are mirror images AFAIK but . . .

BTW mine is RHD.
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PostPost by: lsdweb » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:56 pm

Thanks Jim - RHD. I'm in West Wales (UK) by the way.
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:10 pm

Glad to help if I can. Here's a full width pic of my dash. I'm not CAD-savvy, but if there's anything I can provide, just let me know. I'd be happy to pull the steering wheel if you need and/or provide a panoramic stiched set of photos.
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:39 am

BTW I've been informed that the RHD/LHD dashes are NOT mirror images, though the difference is very slight and they can work as such.

Just don't want to perpetuate any incorrect folk wisdom.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:27 am

Hi Wyn
I may be stating the obvious, but the they available new from the usual suspects. I bought one from Paul Matty last year, and it's a stunning bit of kit. Price was around £200 I seem to remember, maybe a little less, and the finish and quality of work is something that I couldn't replicate, even spending many many hours on it.

It's the bit you look at all the time when driving...do you want a home-made plank sitting in front of you?! Appologies if you're a keen joiner / piano re-finisher!

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PostPost by: Tahoe » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:52 pm

If interested I have a RHD dash with no veneer on it. I was going to use it as a template to make a new dash for my newly acquired S2. I could put it in CAD format. I have SolidWorks at work and could replicate in both a 3D model and drawing if interested. May take me a while to finish becuase of my work load, but I'm happy to do it if interested.
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:43 am

Elanintheforest wrote:It's the bit you look at all the time when driving...

Ooh. I hope I don't meet you while driving. :shock: I spend most of the time with my eyes on the road!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: lsdweb » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks all

I'm not sure what to do yet! I'm starting to build the looms so I'd better get thinking about the dash soon!

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PostPost by: lsdweb » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:30 pm

Somebody emailed me a drawing or was it a link to a drawing of a dash with all the measurements but I cannot find the message! Please could that kind somebody help (again!)

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PostPost by: lsdweb » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:43 pm

Big thank you to Gary!
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PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:59 pm

Hi,
I have the same need for one of our members... He need a clean drawing or CAD file, S2 or S3, with all major gauges & buttons...
Thanks for him in advance,
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:26 pm

No response...
Thinking back on my message, I surely made a mistake. The chap need more an Elan S3 or S4 drawing or CAD template, with all major gauges & buttons...
If that helps...... Thx,
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PostPost by: deadline » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:19 am

Can someone share the S3 CAD file with me.
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PostPost by: deadline » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:13 am

Ok, if not the CAD file, how about the dimensions?
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