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Hey guys, I'm restoring a '74 Twin Cam Special that's missing the dashboard. Can anyone help me out with finding a template for cutting one out or tell me where I can get a dashboard. Also, the brake pedal/clutch assembly (or mechanism) in the footwell: do you know where I may be able to find that? The brake pedal is broken off and the rest of it is pretty well shot.
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Hey guys, I'm restoring a '74 Twin Cam Special that's missing the dashboard. Can anyone help me out with finding a template for cutting one out or tell me where I can get a dashboard. Also, the brake pedal/clutch assembly (or mechanism) in the footwell: do you know where I may be able to find that? The brake pedal is broken off and the rest of it is pretty well shot.
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Check with RD Enterprises in PA.

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Exige

Did you get an Exige? I thought you had an Elise. I'll send ya some pictures of the new Esprit. BTW, have you heard if anyone on the forum has maybe purchased our burned '84?
 

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There's a dash for sale on the yahoo board, not sure if it's right for a 74 though.
 

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How do I access that Yahoo site?
 

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Hey guys, I'm restoring a '74 Twin Cam Special that's missing the dashboard. Can anyone help me out with finding a template for cutting one out or tell me where I can get a dashboard. Also, the brake pedal/clutch assembly (or mechanism) in the footwell: do you know where I may be able to find that? The brake pedal is broken off and the rest of it is pretty well shot.
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Prestige Autowood makes great Europa dashboards. You get your choice of veneers and he'll do custom things if you need it. A trivial example is a door for the glove box. Prestige Autowood
 

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Prestige Autowood makes great Europa dashboards. You get your choice of veneers and he'll do custom things if you need it. A trivial example is a door for the glove box. Prestige Autowood
+1 on Prestige. It may seem expensive, but the time you try duplicating what they do you'll have spent more time and money than getting one of their beautifully done dashes.

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I have a dash I was going to refinish that you can use as a template, lettering is available if you choose to re-veneer one(or build from marine grade plywood) -- Lotus reMarque had an article long ago on how to re-veneer one. There is someone who advertises on eBay for new dashdoards - probably Prestige - about $400. I'll check the condition of mine - I have 2 - one from a burn-out and one from another project. I also have gauges if you need them.

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Sorry, I don't mean to beat a (partially) dead horse, but one of the things that Prestige Autowood does is polyurethanes both sides so it should be much more durable. I haven't seen all of them, but Prestige's are EXCELLENT. If you get one, you will not be disappointed!

(Oh, I do not have any connection with Prestige Autowood other than I got one and was blown away by it. BTW - I got the burlwood veneer.)
 

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Sign on to the Yahoo group, post and introduce yourself, describe your car, including s/n, explain your problem, and you will have several people offering tracings gratis, in a couple of days. I got one for an S2 in just such a manner, from which I scratch built a panel from a kevlar honey comb panel. (never again! use plywood, as suggested above.) I'd offer my S2 tracing, but the TC's are different in detail.

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I have a dash I was going to refinish that you can use as a template, lettering is available if you choose to re-veneer one(or build from marine grade plywood) -- Lotus reMarque had an article long ago on how to re-veneer one. There is someone who advertises on eBay for new dashdoards - probably Prestige - about $400. I'll check the condition of mine - I have 2 - one from a burn-out and one from another project. I also have gauges if you need them.

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Dan, Thanks! I would love a tracing of the dashboard. I'm an excellent wood worker and I'm sure I could make one pretty easily. If mine turns out presentable, I'll even be glad to make dashes for anyone else who needs a dash. I'd only charge for the wood and shipping. Please let me know what I need to do.
 

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I have a dash I was going to refinish that you can use as a template, lettering is available if you choose to re-veneer one(or build from marine grade plywood) -- Lotus reMarque had an article long ago on how to re-veneer one. There is someone who advertises on eBay for new dashdoards - probably Prestige - about $400. I'll check the condition of mine - I have 2 - one from a burn-out and one from another project. I also have gauges if you need them.

Dan
Hey, I sent the $20.00 via PayPal. Did you get it?
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