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Old 05-08-2017, 09:06 PM
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I'll dig into this and see what I can do.

Also good call on the airbags, I totally forgot. I wonder how it will work to incorporate the safety part of it [similar to why seat covers wouldn't work well here either]
Guys, I made cover stock for molded IPs in Hondas and Toyotas and nearly had all the Ford molded business so I can offer some insight here.
Our passenger air bag doors are a blind door just to the left of the video display (see page 46 ish of owner's manual). That is to say it is not actually a door but score lines cut into the underside of the IP where the bag sits that weaken it such that with the explosion of the charge the force tears these lines and lets the bag deploy. With bright light or on a sunny day if you look closely you should see these lines.
So if you wrap the IP the bag will definitely not deploy.
When I had my R170 I wanted to do a two tone change but while the pro I know would do the seats and console, he would not do the door inserts because painting them would change the deployment and that he said was illegal so please think it through.
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Nice girl scout knife...
Your mom left it here the other night. I didn't know she was a Girl Scout. That would explain her knowledge of knots.
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Originally Posted by Alex.currie44 View Post
Guys, I made cover stock for molded IPs in Hondas and Toyotas and nearly had all the Ford molded business so I can offer some insight here.
Our passenger air bag doors are a blind door just to the left of the video display (see page 46 ish of owner's manual). That is to say it is not actually a door but score lines cut into the underside of the IP where the bag sits that weaken it such that with the explosion of the charge the force tears these lines and lets the bag deploy. With bright light or on a sunny day if you look closely you should see these lines.
So if you wrap the IP the bag will definitely not deploy.
When I had my R170 I wanted to do a two tone change but while the pro I know would do the seats and console, he would not do the door inserts because painting them would change the deployment and that he said was illegal so please think it through.
Understood and thanks for your feedback. I examined those door/score marks, and am going to score or cut the Alcantara in the same pattern. When laid (glued) down to the dash surface, it should be all but invisible.
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Your mom left it here the other night. I didn't know she was a Girl Scout. That would explain her knowledge of knots.
Am I gonna have a new brother or sister soon?
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[QUOTE=Jasonoff;7145025]Am I gonna have a new brother or sister soon? [/QUOTe

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[QUOTE=BLKROKT;7145010]Understood and thanks for your feedback. I examined those door/score marks, and am going to score or cut the Alcantara in the same pattern. When laid (glued) down to the dash surface, it should be all but invisible.[/QUOT

Looking forward to seeing it done.
if you remember take some pics of the score lines you cut.
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Your mom left it here the other night. I didn't know she was a Girl Scout. That would explain her knowledge of knots.
This was actually quite funny.

I wanna see a pic of the guts, please. Show us the inside of the dash.
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Originally Posted by Alex.currie44 View Post
Looking forward to seeing it done.
if you remember take some pics of the score lines you cut.
Here's a close up pic of the underside of the dash where the passenger side airbag would normally sit. You can see the horizontal zig-zag and "door" lines where it would open.



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Old 05-12-2017, 08:39 AM
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Like SKINNING A DEER BLKROKT.









....and then throwing some more skin on?
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Man what a project!! Can't wait to see the end result.
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Did you ever get anywhere with this? I was looking at doing it myself and found a shop locally that has done something similar with an E55 estate and it came out quite nice.


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Old 11-07-2018, 05:01 PM
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Eh. I got a dash to work on but never found time. Maybe this winter. Getting my existing dash out is proving to be the biggest problem.
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Which reminds me, I did find one that did have the top done in Alcantara. However I don't remember if I saved the picture. I'll see if I can find it.
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That looks terrible
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:01 AM
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it like he stole it.
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Interior of the 2012 Brabus Bullit 800 with the bi-turbo V12
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:29 PM
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Yep, issa Brabus.

I just thought it was interesting since it only covers half.

Also V12 Biturbo, whynot
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:49 PM
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That looks terrible
Agreed that overall execution of this interior looks bad. But I attribute that more to the red stitching and the fugly footwell/floormat quilting.

The dash (again minus the red stitching) looks good. I'm of the opinion that fully wrapping the dash in alcantara would be overkill and end up looking like a couch.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:28 PM
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Reminds me of this I saw the other day
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^^^I think that one looks MUCH better. The orange is not what I would do. All black, maybe a light grey, or even a mocha brown would look good. Orange is too flashy for me. But as far as the dash, that one is clean IMO
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If it wasn't orange (as mentioned) I'd like it.

I'm more Interested in how he retrofitted the AMG GT (or is that SLS) console
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