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Old 11-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #1851
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I agree with the airbag. But how long you think it would last on the wheel? Seems like it would just look like crap really quick. But I guess you could always just take it off.. haha
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #1852
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I've seen many older BMW M's with Alcantara steering wheels, and considering their age the wheels are still holding up okay. That's why I'm trying to make a template for the wheel though, so I can simply cut out a new one and restitch whenever it goes bad.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #1853
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As long as you're using real alcantara or some high quality suede then it'll hold up fine.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #1854
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Any one else have any cool ideas to share?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:12 AM   #1855
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Working on a really nifty OEM looking gauge mounting solution.

Will update with pics once I get a little further into the process.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 AM   #1856
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Any pics of them headlights installed and turned on outside in the dark?? Good idea.... Not so good outcome.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #1857
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Anyone have any pictures of gauges mounted under a single din radio in the open spot? Thinking about making one sometime soon, and I didn't know if anyone had made one yet?
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:39 AM   #1858
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Anyone have any pictures of gauges mounted under a single din radio in the open spot? Thinking about making one sometime soon, and I didn't know if anyone had made one yet?
Is it possible to mount the single din in the bottom slot? I'd think that it'd be a lot easier (and safer) to read them while moving if they were closer to your view of the road ahead.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:57 AM   #1859
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Is it possible to mount the single din in the bottom slot? I'd think that it'd be a lot easier (and safer) to read them while moving if they were closer to your view of the road ahead.
I know there not a good brand but glow shift makes a din gauge mount for like $13 or something. If you Google image "din gauge mount" there's some cool pics. Oh and of course the sweet defi cluster

http://www.jscspeed.com/catalog/Univ...e_Cluster.html
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:51 AM   #1860
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I'm working on a full time backseat down flat/wagon tub setup. I'll put the tub DIY up in a couple days when it's done, but I made the quick release pins for getting a truly 'flat' cargo area today, looks rough, but you don't see it in the car:

Here's the link to the DIY: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2431817
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #1861
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Nice5

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #1862
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I see your headliner and raise you 1 visor and a maplight
Nice..
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #1863
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I see your headliner and raise you 1 visor and a maplight
How hard is it to do this?
I was thinking of doing it with carbon fiber wrap.
What kind of glue did you use to stick it?
& has it lasted thru the heat?
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #1864
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Somewhat unique cause there pink.


Untitled by sfk 1412, on Flickr
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #1865
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How hard is it to do this?
I was thinking of doing it with carbon fiber wrap.
What kind of glue did you use to stick it?
& has it lasted thru the heat?

I somehow don't think vinyl wrap of any kind will look good, primarily because of the cushion effect on the visor. It won't affect the Suede because it's a soft material that flexes, but Vinyl is a hardened plastic base.

Kinda like putting tape on a pillow. It will stick, but I'm not sure how long it will last.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #1866
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Somewhat unique cause there pink.


Untitled by sfk 1412, on Flickr
That's sweet but might wanna clean out the leaves a bit
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #1867
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That's sweet but might wanna clean out the leaves a bit
I realized that after I posted lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #1868
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I somehow don't think vinyl wrap of any kind will look good, primarily because of the cushion effect on the visor. It won't affect the Suede because it's a soft material that flexes, but Vinyl is a hardened plastic base.

Kinda like putting tape on a pillow. It will stick, but I'm not sure how long it will last.
Carbon Fiber wrap is different than carbon fiber vinyl.
Its not a printed sheet like the stuff from autozone or 3M dinoc stuff.
The wrap is actual fabric woven to look like carbon fiber, and you can feel the texture on the weaves.

That's why I was considering doing either my headliner or headliner + sunvisors with it.

Or maybe switch it up and do the headliner with alcantara & have the visors in cf wrap?

I'm just concerned about how hard it might be to take everything out without damaging it as I've never pulled my headliner, or any headliner, out before.

The question about the glue type also. Not sure what will stand up to the heat, as my friend who works for subie specialties tried redoing her headliner, and within a week it was drooping down from the glue warming up and just becoming goo again.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #1869
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Carbon Fiber wrap is different than carbon fiber vinyl.
Its not a printed sheet like the stuff from autozone or 3M dinoc stuff.
The wrap is actual fabric woven to look like carbon fiber, and you can feel the texture on the weaves.

That's why I was considering doing either my headliner or headliner + sunvisors with it.

Or maybe switch it up and do the headliner with alcantara & have the visors in cf wrap?

I'm just concerned about how hard it might be to take everything out without damaging it as I've never pulled my headliner, or any headliner, out before.

The question about the glue type also. Not sure what will stand up to the heat, as my friend who works for subie specialties tried redoing her headliner, and within a week it was drooping down from the glue warming up and just becoming goo again.
I definitely don't have a lot of experience with the Alcantara but with my personal experience I used permatex spray adhesive from the local hardware store. It holds up pretty good, I'm just not to good at laying the fabric. I think most people just use 3M spray adhesive.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #1870
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #1871
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #1872
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Use DAP Weldwood HHR contact adhesive, it's high heat resistant, more so than the sprays.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #1873
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Thank you alll for the input.
I think I'm gonna buy some wrx door cards and test out the cf wrap and super77 adhesive to see how that holds up before I attempt to do my headliner.

With that said, anyone wanna sell me some 04 wrx door cards? :P
Lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #1874
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If 9-2X cards work, I have a set for sale, finally ready to break up the set with the seats- make me an offer.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #1875
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