Registered: 11th May 2004
Loc: Happy Home
While i was sitting in the 4i sorting out the bucket seats i was doing the sums for the rollcage the fella who is making me it needs to know this week.
To put a cage in a 4i you need to run it through the dashboard (behind the air vents at each end) so there will be some cutting to be done.
As i want the car motd because its going to be a track/sprint and sunday toy i would like to take the dash out what is the laws on this if i have speedo petrol temp gauges fitted into some sort of alloy dash would the car still go through a mot plus taking out the dash would loose a little weight.
drifting drifting and yet more skidding
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#129029 - 21st Jul 200610:47pmRe: Need help please with the dash???
Registered: 18th Nov 2004
im confused.Do u want a dash or not?
Making an ally dash wud be a lot of hassle,cost money and weigh more than the standard thin plastic dash.
All u need to do is fix some metal sections in and bend them to wear the clock screws are located and screw the clocks to it.and cover all wires in looming tape. Then u have the problem of heater vents/controls and stereo.
The interior will be unsightly if u remove the dash but its gonna be a stripped out racer so who cares?
or just cut the sections out for the A pillar cage sections and leave the rest as is?
If this isnt what ur trying to say ur doing then please correct me
if all components are in the plate ie, speed, rev counter, petrol, etc, then this won't be a problem for the mot also the hazard lights
on passion ford a lad has been converting a 1.1 fiesta to a track car and has done what you are thinking. you could mount them like the twin engined golf in ellesmere port on the roll cage. passion ford fiesta
Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Ally dash wouldnt cost much and will weight less than a standard one providing you keep to the basic needs.
Maybe cut the dash in half (Keep the drivers side) iv seen this done on a few cars and it saves having to rewire/add extra switchs and things, also means you can bin the heatermatrix - You've gutted the interior so I doubt your bothered about 'looks' too much
Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Ahhh I speed read it and didnt see that.
In that case make half a dash up from ally and add the vitals only, wont be hard if your handy with electrics since the wiring is already there. Are 4i dashs different to XR's? I didnt think it would be worth anything