Photo's of the progress

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picture The backside of the righthand side of the dashboard... The greenish stuff you see all around is PU Foam, which I did to make the whole thing somewhat stronger and to dampen out resonances while keeping the weight low.
   
picture And this is the dashboard in place, still not finished, but it gives a fairly good impression of how it is going to look.
   
picture The left hand side door, with polyesther on it. I cut sections out of the door panel, and then replaced it with a homemade shape. Goal is to make it look fast and flashy, and to let it house controls for electric windows.
   
picture The driver-side dashboard from above. The greenish thingy is the polyesther "roof" of the LCD-display panel. Of course, this will have to be skinned, but I'll come to that later.
   
picture This photo is made only for the red triangle on the upper-left corner of the panel. Yup, that's the new alarm light switch. Also visible is the vent exhaust pipe in its new location in the same panel, just below the switch.
   
picture The laptop, slided in to see if things fit. As you can see, no problem at all. The hinge of the glovebox is already been covered by some fake leather, no one will see that ugly piece of metal.
   
picture And this is how it is supposed to look like when the laptop is out and running. It just doesn't stick out over the edge of the dashboard, thus ensuring good visibility on other cars on slower lanes ;-)
   
picture This is a start on the right hand door panel, as the original panel was heavily damaged in storage. Not that I care, this is a good opportunity to make it just like I want.
   
picture The dashboard, as I have started applying the finishing layer of fake leather. The center console is almost finished, it's just that I broke a couple of small things while transporting the center panel, so I have to fix that first before mounting the panel for good. As I am working with spray glue, you can see I taped the vent exhausts off to prevent them from getting sticky.
   
picture A better view on the center console, taken from the position your head would normally be while driving. Don't mind the hand that is holding everything in place ;-)
   

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