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Does anyone have any experience of these, either?
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Glorious. I support this endeavor whole-heartedly and look forward to progress.
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Glorious. I support this endeavor whole-heartedly and look forward to progress.
Thank you Tremelune, me too! It seems to be a long journey, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I can't wait to see the paint job when its done....
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Sorry for the delay, Her Majesty can be quite demanding (and I don't mean Lady Wrench)...

Andrew and C&G Coachworks have been busy and primed most of the car for painting, and even just the primer looks pretty amazing...
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Then I popped over to Awesome Upholstery and had a couple of hours with Glenn and Greg as we went through the trim plan from the top down.

Greg got his tailors chalk out and marked up the stitch lines on the seats and door cards.


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Random thought on head units...There is endless discussion. My '87 has a Pioneer DEH-PRS80. It is a bit too shiny, but is an excellent head unit, and has one killer feature: After five seconds of inactivity, every light on the unit just goes black. I never even notice anymore, and it's the best-looking night time head unit ever made...
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Unfortunately I still don't have a completion time, but can't wait for it to be ready...
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Random thought on head units...There is endless discussion. My '87 has a Pioneer DEH-PRS80. It is a bit too shiny, but is an excellent head unit, and has one killer feature: After five seconds of inactivity, every light on the unit just goes black. I never even notice anymore, and it's the best-looking night time head unit ever made...
I did consider this one briefly, as it looks quite understated:



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Have you considered a used Becker unit that was OE fitment to a 911? I have the cdr21 in mine and it's great, very understated, no blue lights or chrome and Porsche badged.

Just a thought

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The AC was ripped out months ago, as it was rubbish, and I bought two knee pads from a fellow Pelican. But having had them inside for a few months now, my eye is always drawn to the broken line between the knee pad and the ashtray. I had though of keeping the ashtray and installing my phone charge points and USB hubs, but in the end I bought an old single knee pad, so the bottom dashline will be seamless.

I have a 76S targa barn find trying to redo. I hated the a/c look and removed it. I love your idea about the long knee pad to replace the ash tray. What year car has a long knee pad to replace the ash tray and will fit our cars? Did you have to replace both knee pads to get them to look right or just the long one and which side is it the left or right?
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I have a 76S targa barn find trying to redo. I hated the a/c look and removed it. I love your idea about the long knee pad to replace the ash tray. What year car has a long knee pad to replace the ash tray and will fit our cars? Did you have to replace both knee pads to get them to look right or just the long one and which side is it the left or right?


I don't know what year it was. I bought mine off ebay in a terrible state and the guys at Awesome Trim are going to reconstruct the foam and recover in new leather. If anyone else has some more information that might help?
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Not a huge amount of progress, but the spray guys have been stripping down even more and priming and rubbing down to perfect the surface and get the bonnet as smooth as possible.


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After the paint shop, I popped round to the trim guys to see if they had started anything, and they had stripped down one of the seats only to find a bit of the frame needed welding together. It was the tube that held the control rod that tilts the seat back and forth:

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Then something pretty amazing happened. Greg had also stripped off the foam and cloth cover on the Recaro headrests, and underneath it all was a pretty aviation looking frame:




When fitted back in the seat it looks like this:







I discussed it with Greg, but right now I am thinking of covering the headrest with a thin layer of foam, trimming in the same brown leather as the seats, but leaving the holes exposed and tidied with steel grommets to give it a real dieselpunk/aviation feel to it. I'm trying to persuade Lady-Wrench to do me a photoshop rendering of what that might look like, but Id be interested in your thoughts...?
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I was also thinking about maybe installing the tweeters inside the headrests, if this would not be too weird...

On that subject, I still do not have a radio solution that I am happy with. The Singer appears to be a Becker Traffic Pro with the face shaved off and integrated into the dash.






Having looked at a Youtube video of the Becker, it appears to have a flip down face which obviously will not work in the Singer photo, so might be a bit harder that simply shaving the face off with a Dremel and making a backing plate....

So my current options are:

1. Stick with the Becker Europa I currently have and install a secondary modern digital unit into the glove box or smugglers hole which is amplified and speakered up, with Bluetooth and iPod connections.

2. Pay through the nose for a Becker Mexico that does everything.

3. Admit defeat and get one of those Retro-Sound stereos that I have had mixed reports on.

4. Get a Becker Indianapolis as suggested by Robertocravallo, or a Becker cdr21 suggested by Ian Comerford.

5. Get a modern but understated Pioneer stereo above.

6. Bite the bullet and buy a Traffic Pro and get a professional electronics specialist to shave off the excess plastic so it can be fully integrated behind the dash panel like the Singer.

Its a tricky one and I am running out of time for a decision as the paint will be done in a couple of weeks, and the electronics need to be in place prior to the trim phase....

Any advice would be gratefully accepted, but would be better with photos...
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I don't think they were tweeters, but the Miata's had an option for headrest speakers. Your project is shaping up really nice. And it's your car, so nice to get opinions and advice, but once given, do it your way and naysayers can pound sand.
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