Following what had been a grim few months with the weather over Christmas and now that I have all of the gauges, switches and warning lights. I decided that I needed to get off the fence and make a start on the dashboard preparation. Installation of the glovebox requires a teardrop shaped cut to be made and the separate glovebox bonded to the rear of the dashboard followed. This was then filled, trimmed and sanded.
Finally, after cutting the hole for the steering column and fettling the ends of the dash with my new Dremel – thanks Santa – 4x 5mm holes were drilled from left to right and countersunk to take the mounting screws.
Installation of the dash mounting frame was fairly straightforward once I understood how both frames should be assembled and their combined relationship to the Windscreen mounts which initially confused me. Further work will be required to install the aluminium under trays upon which the heater vents and the OMEX ECU will be mounted.