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dash to go? or keep it in??

Hi guys,

ive hit a dead point with the track car, i was originally planning to remove the dashboard completly and fit a speedo/rev counter elsewhere. i have been sat looking at it for a while now (spanner in hand) but cant make up my mind

what are the pros/cons to removing the dash?? is there anything i havnt thought of here?
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Got rid of it in my GTA track car. You need to support the steering column of the front bulkhead. A couple of tubes flattened at both ends bolted to the shell did it for me. There is a lot of loom behind the dash, but I am in the process of reducing mine to as few wires as possible.

There are some photos of track cars with the dash in on the forum. If you look in 'Class E race car build' on this part of the forum Chris has some excellent photos there. I think though he has to put his dash back for the Alfa race series, whereas I don't have to....

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Got rid of it in my GTA track car. You need to support the steering column of the front bulkhead. A couple of tubes flattened at both ends bolted to the shell did it for me. There is a lot of loom behind the dash, but I am in the process of reducing mine to as few wires as possible.

There are some photos of track cars with the dash in on the forum. If you look in 'Class E race car build' on this part of the forum Chris has some excellent photos there. I think though he has to put his dash back for the Alfa race series, whereas I don't have to....

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Well i can agree there that i also dont need to keep the dash in and im guessing there will be a massive weight saving from removing it. im wanting to keep this car as simple as possible with as little wire as i can..... the less there is then im assuming there is less to go wrong thus keeping a simple car.

this is the first car i have stripped to this extent and its been a experince to say the least lol never had a dash out before so not sure what problems ill have lurking behind it but i think im pretty sure it will be coming out!!

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Agreed...

Lots of heaters, wiring, sound deadening, it weighs lotttts!

Get it all out and down the tip. As you say keep it all as simple as possible...
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