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#1 qkingston

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:56 PM

So I see some good reports on Bastuck panels, do people have positive feedback on floor panels?

 

Separately, what is i reasonable price to get a LHD metal dash cut and re-welded by a competent professional? 

 

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:11 PM

Converting your metal dash to RHD is not really that difficult as I did my own, I made a plywood pattern by drawing around the LHD dash then with a jigsaw cut out the holes, by reversing the pattern you will then have a RHD Dash pattern. You will then need to cut the steel dash in 5 pieces and using the pattern to realign before welding back up. 

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#3 qkingston

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:16 PM

Indeed Paul, I'm just not that confident in my precision welding skills and the margins of error look small to me, I wouldn't want to c*** it up!

 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:25 AM

Converting your metal dash to RHD is not really that difficult as I did my own, I made a plywood pattern by drawing around the LHD dash then with a jigsaw cut out the holes, by reversing the pattern you will then have a RHD Dash pattern. You will then need to cut the steel dash in 5 pieces and using the pattern to realign before welding back up. 

Paul

I'm not sure why you would have 5 pieces Paul. I made a pattern that went around the glovebox and marked the dash then used that around the speedo and tachometer. I then cut out the 2 identical pieces and had them welded. Fairly straight forward. I did make sure that I included the two threaded studs that support the steering column.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:58 AM

Hi David - previous discussions highlight this site for info on cut n shut - http://www.brabazon....conversion/dash

 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:21 PM

David 

 

There have been comments on here previously that the Bastuck panels are pretty good and probably a bit better fit than others - however I believe they are a slightly thinner gauge metal which some have expressed a little concern over - personally I don't have a problem with that.

 

I have no experience of Bastuck floor panels, but have got an each side set of inner, outer sills and caps from them which are a good profile fit as I have compared them against an original in situ sill arrangement - however, on mine, there is a slight discrepancy in the width of the flat top bit of the sill under the door, from the outer edge to the upstand flange where it is spot welded to the inner sill - the bastuck panel was about 3/16th shorter than the original - easy enough to flatten top of sill/upstand out and refold in correct position, but if I hadn't been aware of this and fitted the sills as is, I would have had major difficulty in overall alignment of doors, sills and wings.

 

In fairness, I bought these items direct from Bastuck in Germany about 18 months ago, and haven't actually fitted the sills yet so it maybe be current production is better.

 

Will send you a PM as well shortly

 

Cheers

 

Rich


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