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Old 09-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #101
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I've been reading these forums for a year, and I've never felt compelled to post anything until seeing this. What a fantastic job! Congratulations on a project well done!
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #102
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Jason, your installation looks outstanding Job well done, sir! Please do not hesitate to let us know should you require any additional Alcantara for future projects.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #103
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Hey boss, can you take a pic of the ATI gauge pod from the back? Does it insert into the clock pod's gap? Also, when you relocated the clock to the cubby, did you have to do any additional wiring? Going to get my boost/oil pressure/wideband next week.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #104
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Jason, your installation looks outstanding Job well done, sir! Please do not hesitate to let us know should you require any additional Alcantara for future projects.

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Thanks Alex, that really means a ton coming from you. You've been such an inspiration and have driven me to do this.
Cheers to you!!

Just got another yard on Friday from you guys, this stuff is addicting.

Going for the headliner next, probably a good winter project once work slows down.

Thanks again!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #105
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Hey boss, can you take a pic of the ATI gauge pod from the back? Does it insert into the clock pod's gap? Also, when you relocated the clock to the cubby, did you have to do any additional wiring? Going to get my boost/oil pressure/wideband next week.
Hey man,
The pod sits on the dash and only uses the lip to hold the back of the pod in. My Camera is at work so I can maybe snap a shot tomorrow evening. The clock relocation will require you to extend the 7 pin harness about 18". I used a leftover radio harness but a normal cat5 cable will work too.

Cheers mate!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:43 PM   #106
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Aha! Thank you for the CAT5 tip! Finished wrapping everything but the door cards, and I'm waiting for a friend to come through with a custom steering wheel overlay. Until then:
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #107
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Aha! Thank you for the CAT5 tip! Finished wrapping everything but the door cards, and I'm waiting for a friend to come through with a custom steering wheel overlay. Until then:
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...t/_DSC2734.jpg
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Holy Crap man, you did it!!!
It looks great, what are your thoughts about the project?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #108
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Short version: wish I had a better respirator or was at least smart enough to get a new filter.

Shorter version: wish I didn't forget to reinstall the passenger airbag.


Jokes aside, I was unprepared for the amount of work it took to remove the upper dash. I wish someone told me that the clock was held in by two clips instead of trying to unscrew those screws in the back of the clock trim by hooking my hand in with a phillips bit. The glovebox could have been much cleaner if there was a way to remove the glovebox cover. I didn't have the cojones to cover the cupholders with this stuff, for fear of not being able to cut the edges correctly. The swish trim on the passenger side with the airduct had to be smacked a few times to go back in.

That and the black magic I had to pull to remove the airduct system from the top dash while both were still in the car. I thought the duct set was wired/mounted somehow to the chassis so I didn't take both out at the same time.

But damn I love this car now. Been bragging to my bud about how it looks better than the interior of his Benz S550, and incidentally he agreed.

The windows have been cracked open for the past 3 days, and it STILL smells like contact cement.

Been meaning to do this ever since I saw JPM's project car, but didn't have the skills to do the stitchings. Your thread was instrumental to my car being the way it is now. Since Ive no intentions to do the B/C pillars nor the headliner, I've made the SRS airbag square unwrapped on the a pillars for contrast.

Thank you:
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...89123697_n.jpg

Also, it's amazing that getting a boost gauge, wideband, and oil pressure gauge installed will cost more than twice this project...

Please excuse my ramblings, still a bit light headed from the fumes

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #109
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Yupp, that about sums it up exactly...
The passenger airbag didn't happen to me but I did take out the dash twice though.
I made a note somewhere about the clock screw/clip situation. I think it was in the install for the gauges and clock relocation. I took out the screws too, so don't feel too bad...

Glovebox, yeah it's dumb that it doesn't come apart. I would love to get a nice clean cut behind the handle but, oh well.

And the smell will go away really soon, It won't last forever but it sure does make you dizzy after a couple hours of it!

Why are you having that gauges installed? You must have the tools to pull that off yourself. The install is easy as long as you have a bung for the o2 Sensor.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:04 PM   #110
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I'm mechanically proficient, but not technically proficient. I'm sure I can get it done myself, but rather have someone who has the experience and technically know-how do things that can affect my car in terms of hardware. Also because I'm a huge scardycat when it comes to working in the engine bay.

Do you know why subaru attached the wire for random sensor that in the middle of the top dash (what IS that for anyways?!?) to the clock trim? That screw would not bulge, I had to take a wrench to it.

How many alcantara WRX's are there now? The JPM car, yours, mine....anymore?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #111
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I'm mechanically proficient, but not technically proficient. I'm sure I can get it done myself, but rather have someone who has the experience and technically know-how do things that can affect my car in terms of hardware. Also because I'm a huge scardycat when it comes to working in the engine bay.

Do you know why subaru attached the wire for random sensor that in the middle of the top dash (what IS that for anyways?!?) to the clock trim? That screw would not bulge, I had to take a wrench to it.

How many alcantara WRX's are there now? The JPM car, yours, mine....anymore?

Well, if you decide that you want to tackle it, I can guide you through it but I totally understand if you're not into it. The sensor on the top front of the dash is a sunlight sensor, it has something to do with the headlights or DRL's. I unplugged it before I pulled the dash than just popped it out when I removed the vent tubes.
As for a fully done upper and lower dash Alcantara. I only know you, me, Rally Sport Direct and LaW's car that JPM did. Robb Sutton (rsutton) has his upper dash/console and I think JPM's Sti only has upper dash too.

Besides headliner I think we have the most done because we did the vent stripe as well as other parts.

I'd like to pull the wheel and steering column cover and do them this weekend. We'll see if I'm alive after my bachelor party Saturday
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #112
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I'm considering having the steering column cover wrapped in CF DiNoc or 1080, ditto for the headunit trim.

Congrats on getting married! Sounds like you found a keeper if your girl's willing to put up with that contact cement smell I had to drive my SO around in a Civic the past few days because she couldn't stand the smell.

I guess it's a pretty exclusive club! The "people dumb enough to make their cars stupidly hard to clean" club

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #113
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Awesome work, im sure the pictures don't do it justice for really sitting in it
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #114
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Did you use "Panel" or "cover"
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #115
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It's Panel, the cover has a backing for seats, shift boots etc...
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #116
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How many alcantara WRX's are there now? The JPM car, yours, mine....anymore?
There are a few more Thank you for the kind words, all.

We normally wrap both the upper and lower dash in the MY2008-12 Impreza WRX's and STI. However, we leave the design choices to the customer based on budget, overall goals and aesthetic preference. I personally enjoy seeing some of the OEM plastic left on the dash as it provides an excellent textural contrast to the soft hand of Alcantara.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #117
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Fantastic job

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #118
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Both of you who have done this (and JPM), thanks for sharing. Great job.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #119
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This seems like a very classy mod I really would love to accent my car this way
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #120
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Thanks man, it's holding up really well and I was able to clean it with a lint roller in about 5 minutes!
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Where did you get the shift boot and break handle boots with the red stitching?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #122
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Where did you get the shift boot and break handle boots with the red stitching?
The shift boot, center armrest, and e-brake boot all came from JPM Coachworks. Awesome guys and amazing work!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #123
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Thanks man, it's holding up really well and I was able to clean it with a lint roller in about 5 minutes!
Try driving 60+ MPH with all the windows down for a few minutes, gets rid of all the lint in my car...and leftover fastfood receipts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #124
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Try driving 60+ MPH with all the windows down for a few minutes, gets rid of all the lint in my car...and leftover fastfood receipts.
Hahaha, I tried that once but my sunglasses slid off the dash and out the window. Now I never open them at all (which helps keep it nice and clean)
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #125
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Try driving 60+ MPH with all the windows down for a few minutes, gets rid of all the lint in my car...and leftover fastfood receipts.


Points for originality!

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