Yesterday, I thought I'd have about 20 minutes more work to do on the extension to the DigiDash unit - I was quite wrong, as it took up all of the morning, and also some of the afternoon.
The first thing I did today was to make a bottom plate with some M8 bolts welded into it.
I then mounted it on a length of MDF with masking tape on it, and put body filler over it to smooth out any lumps.
After a bit sanding...
And some more filler (followed by sanding).
I then bonded the extra section to the tank area.
And then set up a mock-up of the dashboard area (out of the car).
As I had the body filler out, I filled in the door hinge areas.
Since the metal section would be covered in Alacantra, I sprayed some primer on the extension piece. Unfortunately, the only colour I could find was red.
I then called it a day in the garage - but continued indoors with the Alcantara, and a tub of contact adhesive.
Firstly, the extension was covered.
Then the dashboard itself (this was complicated).
And then I balanced the DigiDash unit on the two (which had been bolted together).
And also cut the holes for the switches.
And finally the vents.
I'll have a quick trial fit tomorrow to see what it looks like (should be good), and bring it back indoors to stop it getting messed up!