Sunday, March 22, 2009

Jaguar project - Instrumentation

Wired up the instrument lights and instruments except for sensors.

Lamp test successful! Now it is ready to go into the Jaguar.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jaguar project - Instrumentation

Dashboard with left and right base pieces.

Dash with intruments in place, before doing veneer.

Instrument cluster after veneering with walnut burl and a dozen coats of polyurethane.

Completed dash. Almost ready to install in car. Big hole on the left is for the steering column and handle on the right is the towel holder for wiping sweat also know as the white knuckle bar.

I received the veneer last Wednesday and started right away. Most time spent waiting for the glue to dry. Then a couple of days adding coats of polyurethane.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jaguar project - Instrumentation

Yesterday visited the Jag and picked up the dashboard and gauges. Today I started to work on the dash. Made some templates for wood backing and black walnut burlwood veneer that I ordered today.

Looking into getting some Fiero bucket seats to replace the stock Jaguar ones. The Fiero seat was especially designed for the Fiero by the Lear Corporation. It is unusually low and narrow, with unusually good side support. They also have stereo speakers built into the headrests.