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Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 11 years 3 months ago #13301

Nipped up to the shed and grabbed this:


What to do with it? Hmm..... an idea!



ooh I have a dremmel-like thingymebob:



Bzzzzzzz.......



More Bzzzz:



Ooh, looks what it's like behind the air bag blank!



Best to pop those nuts off.. ooh it's on the bench!



Let's bend it a bit:



Hmmm.. that almost fits it:



Not bad...



Let's mark round my spare blank for the fun of it!



Oh no the dremmel thingymebob got at it!!



Better smooth it then spray the inside black (dunno why just better!):



I'll file those pesky side bits off too I think:



Ooh I know - let me control the dremmel thingymebob for a mo:


Ah the satin black is dry at last!


Let's pop some carpet (left over from rear bulkhead when I changed carpet to cream!) on that annoying cross member:



Mmm that's better:



It fits! Woohoo:



Dont like that plastic - better cover it with some more of that carpet:



It certainly looks better than plastic!



Voila! Finished at last!



It would be better without the huge lump in the middle but there's still a decent bit of space for sunnies, phone etc in there!
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Rover 25 Cubby into an F Dash! 11 years 3 months ago #13331

very nice,neat,if time consuming mod you done there bud....love the neat edges ...mine would be all over the shop...id have an abstract art cubby box...:whistle:

job well done adam
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Is so skint he's off to become a sperm donor.....when i think of the money i've let slip through my fingers!!!:whistle:

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Re: Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 9 years 10 months ago #30835

would love to do this... i have 3 ZR dashes lieing around as well! but it's just the kind of job i'm really bad at :(
Teesside meet, open to all MG/Rs. 3rd Sunday of the month, ask for times and places!!!
"There's something about engines that calms me down"
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Re: Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 9 years 10 months ago #30836

would love to do this... i have 3 ZR dashes lieing around as well! but it's just the kind of job i'm really bad at :(

Well, third time lucky as they say. :lol:

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Re: Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 2 years 2 weeks ago #191358

Nice neat modification ...I've just done this &but attacked the job from the "other side " and I removed the back , not front of Rover Cubby Box, with a bit of messing and lots of accurate cutting achieved ...this ( in the photograph )
I found it particularly useful to prepare with a paper mache skin over the outside to use as a dummy model first ...measure twice cut onceπŸ‘ .
Back is flat and covered with black felt on thin alloy plate and included the slightly reduced rubber mat.
Not quite finished in the photograph ,as I need to insert a couple of screws into the side Edge to fix securely.& will add an illumination lamp on door opener switch.
Well pleased with the idea and happy with the project thanks everyone for the idea & courage to dismantle the dash.

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Re: Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 2 years 2 weeks ago #191379

Hi Fil6909

Thats how I did my MGTF this time ( did my old MGF the Adam Elphick method previously) -think it goes well .

Will be interested to see what extras you do
Mike

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Re: Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 1 year 11 months ago #191727

Fixed a pr. small lamps/ bulbs in the ' roof' of the cubby to come on with door opening / interior lights .. which sadly have since stopped .. the multifunctional ( red) box has malfunctioned I think & a variety of stuff doesn't work now 😞..anyway, the devils glove box looks ( looked!) cool in the dark.
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Re: Rover 25 Cubby - How to fit into Airbag blank. 1 year 11 months ago #191728

Also removed my ashtray (which I don't use ) and added some switches linked to the cigar lighter, and added an amp/ voltmeter , USB port & an 007 switch πŸ‘ see pic
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