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post #61 of 130 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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as for my european understanding (we are metric over here you know) can you confirm that 48in x 24in, should be sufficient material for 1x Dash. From the drop down list on Metrorestyling, this seems to be the best of choice but I'm unsure...
Yes, the 15inch x 48inch piece is big enough for one dash. You will notice that there is a small picture of a ruler on the website with a 15" on it: click on this little picture and it will give you the different 15" options... hope I'm making sense.

I measured the vinyl on my original dash this morning and is about 32cm x 122cm.

To be safe you could also go for a longer piece for eg. 15in x 90in or even longer. I decided to go with 3 seperate pieces as they can differ quite alot in their appearance. Hopefully between the 3 I will find a really beautiful one that I like.

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This is one time you should ensure you follow the manufacturer's surface preparation instructions for the vinyl fully. Anything less than best-possible adhesion will make life harder when you try to do the gauge recesses.

On that point, it APPEARS to me that it may be smart to let the Vinyl fully cure on the face of the dash before you try to stretch the material down into the gauge recesses. I think that should reduce the tendency for the vinyl to lift/shrink away from the concave face when you apply heat to do the recess sections. I think I tried to do too much at once.

I recall Later seeing an 'in progress' photo by Franjo Mokina which appeared to do this, and if you were looking to follow best practice, he's the man.

If I do this again, that is what I will try.

BUT, this is untested - at least by me - It may be helpful if someone can confirm if this a better approach.

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I recall Later seeing an 'in progress' photo by Franjo Mokina which appeared to do this, and if you were looking to follow best practice, he's the man.
Thank you Ranz.

Do you perhaps have the link for Franjo's post? He has too many posts for me to filter through. Otherwise I will send him a pm.
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Sorry, I do not.
I did try to turn it up, but couldn't.
Franjo does this sort of thing for a living, and may not want to give up all his secrets, but might be happy to pass on a few tips.
In my searching, other posters reiterated proper priming etc, but I didn't see any fuller discussion on 2-stages like I suggested.
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Rotisserie

Its great to be able to see the whole body in detail once its on the rotisserie.

Nest step will be to media blast the exposed rust on the middle and inner sills. Then its reconstructive surgery time...

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Engine rebuilt

I was lucky enough to get one of the most knowledgeable and skillful Alfa experts around to overall the engine.

The result of his expertise and passion...
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Engine looks good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Can I have this engine to put in my recently done 66? Awesome!

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Can I have this engine to put in my recently done 66? Awesome!

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I can only hope my car's body turns out as well as yours. Fantastic job.
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Engine looks brilliant body very good (though the red front isn't my cup of tee, but its your car):-)
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Engine looks brilliant body very good (though the red front isn't my cup of tee, but its your car):-)
Eric, I took the opportunity to post a picture of my car in VeloceRosso's thread.

VR, I can delete my post so no one confuses our builds if you like.
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I was lucky enough to get one of the most knowledgeable and skillful Alfa experts around to overall the engine.

The result of his expertise and passion...
The outside looks nice and clean, but what are the overhaul details and work done on the engine?????
For example, has the crankshaft been measured, maybe grinded to undersize. cleaning of the oil supply channels, balancing of the shaft incl flywheel. weight measured and equalised of the pistons, and conrods. Linebore of the engine block, checking of the engine block has no cracks, which is rater common for these Veloce engine blocks... etc. etc.

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Why do you sound so doubtful? Is there a reason why you think that that goegeous engine hasn't been as well built as it looks?

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Eric, I took the opportunity to post a picture of my car in VeloceRosso's thread.

VR, I can delete my post so no one confuses our builds if you like.
No, to me its an honor to have your car on this thread. In fact, I was first to post a photo of your car on this thread :-D
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The outside looks nice and clean, but what are the overhaul details and work done on the engine?????
For example, has the crankshaft been measured, maybe grinded to undersize. cleaning of the oil supply channels, balancing of the shaft incl flywheel. weight measured and equalised of the pistons, and conrods. Linebore of the engine block, checking of the engine block has no cracks, which is rater common for these Veloce engine blocks... etc. etc.
The exterior is just the cherry on top. The engine needed extensive work: luckily the original block and top could be saved but needed some engineering work to open and do welding and refinishing. New pistons and sleeves were fitted. Balancing has been done.
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