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dixiebabes

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2,992 posts

111 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
A new glovebox door spare? Its the rectangular dark wood effect type on the series one I'm after. Mine now has a huge crack after the rusty nail run. Beer tokens await.

Dix

wedgeinald

1,235 posts

77 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
I'm not sure what state my "spare" one is in.....but could take a look and if its good enough we could sort something out?

Norman

adam quantrill

7,821 posts

129 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
That's quite appropriate - I have heard the RNR is a huge craich!!!

dixiebabes

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2,992 posts

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Hi Norman that would be great if you can have a look for me ta.

Dix

GV

2,133 posts

111 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Why don't you try making one? I have a spare glove box veneer that sits in the middle you can have...
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dixiebabes

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
GV said:
Why don't you try making one? I have a spare glove box veneer that sits in the middle you can have...
Andrew yhm .

Dix

jon haines

629 posts

133 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
If you have any decent DIY skills making a new one is easy and cheap, i made a whole new dashboard and veneered with walnut for less than £30 about 3 years ago and it still looks good.

wedgeinald

1,235 posts

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
dixiebabes said:
Hi Norman that would be great if you can have a look for me ta.

Dix
Haven't had chance to look yet but will get back to you (hopefully with pics?) when I get chance.

IIRC it might need a touch of varnish but was in good order other than that.

Norman

dixiebabes

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all


That's the type and colour I need.

gas wedge

103 posts

57 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
thats weird my glove box lid veneer cracked from top to bottom at the weekend, dont know if it was the frost or rusty fumes

wedgeinald

1,235 posts

77 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
dixiebabes said:


That's the type and colour I need.
Mine defo has no V8 badge.....and I think its a bit darker than that one...

I'll still get some pics in due course was too dark in the garage tonight when I was there.

Norman

dixiebabes

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2,992 posts

111 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
I stuck the V8 badge on Norman.

Dix


Wedg1e

25,071 posts

152 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
dixiebabes said:


That's the type and colour I need.
Ah, brown vinyl... good old TVR biggrin My Tasmin still had the original brown corduroy carpets when I sold it!

1 Finger Bandit

617 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Think me and Hotty have one Dix if your still looking

dixiebabes

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2,992 posts

111 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Shaun YHM sir!!

Dix

dixiebabes

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Funny thing is im not sure if this is veneer it just looks like a solid piece of plastic here are a few photos to describe what i'm trying to say as i aint clued up at all on this sort of stuff. The measurements are as follows. Edited as i have just read Wedg1e's post probably brown vinyl then.

Length approx 437mm
Height approx 128mm
Depth approx 15mm
Corner to corner 450mm.







Edited by dixiebabes on Wednesday 3rd October 11:42

mrzigazaga

11,482 posts

52 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Dix..The edge is shellac and then lacquered i believe..I have the same on mine and around the gauges on the dash..If all else fails you could always look at the iron on veneer option..Its a good product and once stained and lacquered would look nice..It would be better also if you can slip a knife under the veneer from the front edge but be careful not to destroy the finished edge..Unfortunately english burr walnut is quite hard to find and especially trying to match an older fitted piece..I know of a furniture restorer who has a massive chunk of english burr walnut and could probably cut you a solid piece but it is highly unlikely to match your existing set...Ziga

You probably wont find burr walnut as an iron on purely because of the burr..For that you would need a leaf of burr walnut and have it glued and lacquered.
http://www.woodveneeruk.co.uk/products.php?cat=14
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=i...

Leafs..
http://www.originalmarquetry.co.uk/category_Burr_V...
Just type in burr walnut into the search bar at the top left hand side of page.



Edited by mrzigazaga on Wednesday 3rd October 16:44

Wedg1e

25,071 posts

152 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
dixiebabes said:
Edited as i have just read Wedg1e's post probably brown vinyl then.
I think you misunderstood me Jeff; I meant the dashboard aetc. was covered in brown vinyl, not the glovebox lid biggrin

Cars as early as yours had a plywood lid covered both sides with real walnut veneer. On a quality veneering job you cover the back with the same veneer so that any expansion or contraction of the 'front' due to temperature or humidity is cancelled by the same 'pull' on the other side veneer.
I think the edge is just built-up with shellac, as said above ^

dixiebabes

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2,992 posts

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Right Ian. iv got you now very confusing all if this? Give me some 24" gas pipe to test and ill be ok lol.

Dix

mrzigazaga

11,482 posts

52 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Dix...Can you pop a pic up of the crack in it..Is it in the veneer or lacquer?..If its in the lacquer only it will be easier to repair...Ziga
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