• Welcome to the new SAOCA website. Already a member? Simply click Log In/Sign Up up and to the right and use your same username and password from the old site. If you've forgotten your password, please send an email to membership@sunbeamalpine.org for assistance.

    If you're new here, click Log In/Sign Up and enter your information. We'll approve your account as quickly as possible, typically in about 24 hours. If it takes longer, you were probably caught in our spam/scam filter.

    Enjoy.

Super Minx Dash

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
After having the laminate peeling off the dash. Decided to remove the piece off and see what I am up against. Good chance of possibly removing the old and replacing with new. Unless someone has a parts car with a good wood insert! Another issue would be the letters under switches & knobs those will be loss of course. Any suggestions for those? Looking for a padded dash to replace my previously repaired and cracked pad. Changing the windscreen rubber and changing the pad would be a lot easier that way. Finally a wiper switch for a Minx with the washer knob/wiper switch. Thread to dash is cross threaded(aluminum)arggg!
E9223B73-F306-4C4B-9CFC-479CE6CD55AD.jpeg 414AD38F-E033-4D6A-95C7-8C255D75704F.jpeg 0D3E9B11-DC8E-45EE-8F32-DD2BA28AA2D5.jpeg B761E33D-31CC-45E0-B8A7-EC0C4D9B3043.jpeg
 

nsbluenose

Silver Level Sponsor
You can buy nice wood laminate at Lowes, Home Depot etc and stain to suit your requirements. You can buy letters to make the labels as required, pretty fiddily though. I was able to find a set of labels on ebay for all the switches and knobs, took a bit of searching, can't recall the supplier.
 

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
Thanks, recall a thread about the labels. Was there a way to seal them in so they won’t peel off in the future?
 

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
You can buy nice wood laminate at Lowes, Home Depot etc and stain to suit your requirements. You can buy letters to make the labels as required, pretty fiddily though. I was able to find a set of labels on ebay for all the switches and knobs, took a bit of searching, can't recall the supplier.
Matched the back of the vernier to a red oak pc that I found at Menards. Have plenty of material to get the stain color right. I see what you mean by labels being fidley, would take a couple of sheets JIC we go that way. A Cricut machine may work (Barb’s suggestion).
 

GlennB

Silver Level Sponsor
My Mk1 Super Minx came with a full wooden dash, a local dealer option from Leicester, UK. I know of 4 others in the UK. It is a plywood overlay, with a veneer coat. It has suffered from 40 years in a lockup garage. I scraped off the cracked lacquer, restained it and re-lacquered it.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20180709_182938557.jpg
    IMG_20180709_182938557.jpg
    324 KB · Views: 41

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
Got the letters in. See how this goes, Barb volunteered to apply them to the dash. With her great crafting skills should have no problem. Got the decals from k4decals.com out of Dayton Ohio.
 

Attachments

  • 7D1A98B5-4BEC-4BA2-B3BA-7C443CAB85BF.jpeg
    7D1A98B5-4BEC-4BA2-B3BA-7C443CAB85BF.jpeg
    276 KB · Views: 29
  • B1E5ED86-4D58-4E1E-8000-84A0349045F1.jpeg
    B1E5ED86-4D58-4E1E-8000-84A0349045F1.jpeg
    330.8 KB · Views: 28

Gordon Holsinger

Diamond Level Sponsor
My Mk1 Super Minx came with a full wooden dash, a local dealer option from Leicester, UK. I know of 4 others in the UK. It is a plywood overlay, with a veneer coat. It has suffered from 40 years in a lockup garage. I scraped off the cracked lacquer, restained it and re-lacquered it.
Nice job!
 

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
Barb got the letters on! Will let them set and varnish coat tomorrow.
 

Attachments

  • D8D0D906-C945-4E7B-B9A5-DB9FF8D423AD.jpeg
    D8D0D906-C945-4E7B-B9A5-DB9FF8D423AD.jpeg
    518.3 KB · Views: 34
  • 58DC1A15-B4C5-48D8-8137-2E7337CF6602.jpeg
    58DC1A15-B4C5-48D8-8137-2E7337CF6602.jpeg
    440 KB · Views: 35

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
Final finish coat of gloss, put the trim rings back in. Now to re-glue the brackets on the back.
 

Attachments

  • 2E8C6D82-F730-4741-99F4-7D30578F7BEA.jpeg
    2E8C6D82-F730-4741-99F4-7D30578F7BEA.jpeg
    395.8 KB · Views: 29
  • 723F3992-83D5-466C-BBAB-C49660D9A0BE.jpeg
    723F3992-83D5-466C-BBAB-C49660D9A0BE.jpeg
    369.9 KB · Views: 28
  • CBF01306-AD37-476A-A0CF-016E89328CE8.jpeg
    CBF01306-AD37-476A-A0CF-016E89328CE8.jpeg
    264.7 KB · Views: 28

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
Got everything back together. Took it to our local cruise night, forgot how nice it rides. RainX the window just in case.
Made it back home and the 50+ upper radiator hose cracked and sprung a leak in the garage. What timing! Now if I could find some basket weave rubber mat material I could replace the green carpet remnant!
35D31C16-2FF3-49A5-9A57-B37ECDA7349F.jpeg 20A3C2F8-7066-46F1-99D1-19DD9AA0F578.jpeg .
 

NedD

Gold Level Sponsor
Got the letters in. See how this goes, Barb volunteered to apply them to the dash. With her great crafting skills should have no problem. Got the decals from k4decals.com out of Dayton Ohio.
Once again the knowledge on this forum comes through. I'm restoring my Tiger's dash and was struggling to find a source for the letters.
 

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
Well looking back on getting the Estate to its present state has been an adventure and new to me since I am more use to Alpine/Tigers. Getting things for it has been a challenge and adventure from members giving leads on parts and whole cars. Sourced from Canada, Australia and England. Got the padded dash, dash, new rubber in the windscreen, furflex replaced. All this time has taken me away from The V6 Alpine project which will get back underway soon. The popularity of the SM has been unexpected more want to see it than the Tigers. Sorry for running on, there is the British Field Days in Sussex on Fathers Day which I hope the local Rootes guys can make it.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20230319_192801403.jpeg
    IMG_20230319_192801403.jpeg
    900.7 KB · Views: 8
  • DSC06630.jpeg
    DSC06630.jpeg
    841.7 KB · Views: 8
  • IMG_2381.jpeg
    IMG_2381.jpeg
    1.5 MB · Views: 7
  • IMG_2369.jpeg
    IMG_2369.jpeg
    2.5 MB · Views: 8

absunbeam

Platinum Level Sponsor
More recent. The can opener and the rubber lube is for getting the chrome insert in. Padded dash in.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_1157.jpeg
    IMG_1157.jpeg
    1.5 MB · Views: 8
  • IMG_1154.jpeg
    IMG_1154.jpeg
    1.1 MB · Views: 8
  • IMG_1156.jpeg
    IMG_1156.jpeg
    1.1 MB · Views: 8
  • IMG_1155.jpeg
    IMG_1155.jpeg
    962.9 KB · Views: 8
Top