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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:17 pm 
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hey guys. well im new here so go easy if this has been done...lol...

i hav a BA xr6 turbo ute in phantom color with 20 inch chromies. im looking at getting the centre section of the dash and around the speedo and all that chromed 2 match the wheels and some other parts aswell....i think it will look good with the black leather and chrome door handles and stuff...

my problem is that i have read that the silver PRND section is hard 2 get out because of the handbrake.

i am wanting to paint this section and the other silver areas under the dash and steering wheel in high gloss black.

im just wondering how hard and how 2 get the PRND section out 2 paint... and also wat u guys think of the idea?

the chroming job will be done proffesionally at a mates work...so it wont be dodgey or anythin but yea, wat do u guys think? and any1 with any ideas on how 2 get that section and the silver facia bits under dash off would be very helpful :wink:

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:35 pm 
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doesnt the bit around the gear selector just pop out the same as an EF/EL one?

ie: just pry it up gently and itll un clip.

also, chroming parts of the dash may be bad as reflection from the sun!! won't be able to see jack s**t. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Why would you want to do chroming then start painting for?
You'll be totaly wasted already from chroming to enjoy the paint fumes.
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Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:15 am 
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very useless reply lol :lol:

nah i thought that the centre bit u had 2 disconnect the handbrake 2 get it out :?

any1 know of an easier way?

and im not really worried bout the glare....ill just have 2 wear sunglasses at nite :P ha ha

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:18 pm 
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TUF240 wrote:
very useless reply lol :lol:

nah i thought that the centre bit u had 2 disconnect the handbrake 2 get it out :?

any1 know of an easier way?

and im not really worried bout the glare....ill just have 2 wear sunglasses at nite :P ha ha
what do i think? i think it will look great...so long as you have an idea of how to post pics here... :lol:

and sunglasses at night? why am i not surprised? :lol: after stating you have "20 inch CHROMIES".. do you wear a hat backwards at night too? :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:54 am 
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TUF240 wrote:
very useless reply lol :lol:

nah i thought that the centre bit u had 2 disconnect the handbrake 2 get it out :?

any1 know of an easier way?

and im not really worried bout the glare....ill just have 2 wear sunglasses at nite :P ha ha


its easy really.

Disconnect battery
wait one minute
Unplug, unbolt and remove drivers seat (4 bolts)
Undo the 3 bolts that hold the handbrake to the side of the console/trans tunnel (3 bolts)
Theres about 12 bolts/screws that hold the centre console in, and once thats removed you can get the piece out.
10 minutes once you've done one or two
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:39 pm 
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Too much effort in my opinion!! I reckon just paint the plastic surrounding the gear shifter... Looks nice...

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:22 am 
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:38 pm 
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I reckon it would look better High gloss black - but then thats just me... Looks good though!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:12 pm 
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I reckon it'd look better if it had:
1,3,5,R
2,4,6 written on it :D
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Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:46 pm 
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xpression wrote:
its easy really.

Disconnect battery
wait one minute
Unplug, unbolt and remove drivers seat (4 bolts)
Undo the 3 bolts that hold the handbrake to the side of the console/trans tunnel (3 bolts)
Theres about 12 bolts/screws that hold the centre console in, and once thats removed you can get the piece out.
10 minutes once you've done one or two


I thought this amusing.

10 minutes eh? Once you've done 20 maybe. And what was the dash 'remove and replace' record you broke the other day?

And you forgot one bit - disable the Car Alarm before disconnecting the battery. Otherwise drain the blood from your ears first, since it'll get released by the car alarm anway....



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