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Dashboard modifications

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Mattsvan, 4 Jul 2016.

  1. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    time to kick off a new thread on all things dash related?

    My new top glove box has arrived today with piano black lid, let the fettling commence...

    Photos to follow when I work it out
     
  2. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Reckon this could be a popular mod as time goes on, be nice to see some how its done shots for other members, not going to do the glovebox myself but defo planning on the centre section cupholders at some point in the future
     
  3. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi Highline Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    oh yes @Mattsvan i will be looking at this mod too, i think it will improve the kombi dash big time. i may go for the piano black dash bits to
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  4. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    I'm half tempted to go red as its not so common but probably stay safe with black as I love my T5 black and dark grey dash. The top glove box is really nice with the flocked inside.
     
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  5. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Are we allowed to say flocked on here lol
     
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  6. GordyT6

    GordyT6 Member T6 Pro

    Top glove box ? Pics please
     
  7. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    image.jpeg Well I've done it but it is definitely not easy!
     
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  8. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    There is a tremendous amount of cutting involved and it's very hard to get it positioned correctly because almost nothing is right on the dash to receive it. I would not recommend you take this on unless you are very confident you want to cut your dash up, have the right tools and a certain aptitude for practical stuff!
     
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  9. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Looks very good though @Mattsvan, should confuse the dealer when it gets serviced lol
     
  10. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi Highline Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    looks like a fine job there @Mattsvan. job for a professional like yourself then by the sounds of it. i dont think i would have the nerve for cutting the dash up
     
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  11. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    Thanks guys, I'm recovering from the trauma of it .... I'll get some pics up later
     
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  12. Roca

    Roca Blackberry caravelle VIP Member T6 Guru

    Nice job there Mattsvan, certainly not a job for the faint hearted!
     
  13. mhill

    mhill Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Wow, it looks good!

    Why its not standard I don't know! Would love the cup holders but don't think it will work with the rear heating controls.
     
  14. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    Miles, it can be done, heater control wires can be extended and controls moved to inside of top tray with some fettling I reckon.
     
  15. carlg

    carlg 204 DSG Highline Kombi MY17 VIP Member T6 Guru

    Hi Matt ,how did it work out at the bottom ,do you need to make a modification .
     
  16. Rich

    Rich Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Looks brilliant Matt, would love to do that, have you got similar piano black surrounds for vents etc? Will they just clip in like the matt ones clip out? If so, would like to see it all done....it's a mod that I'd love to do when time, money and nerves allow!
     
  17. carlg

    carlg 204 DSG Highline Kombi MY17 VIP Member T6 Guru

    @Rich the left and right vents are slightly bigger at the bottom ,but this could be trimmed back ,also in the back of the vent there is some black foam ,that is much bigger on the gloss vent ,so the dash needs trimming or lose the foam . @Caravellet6 has offered to let me look at his dash ,I will hopefully know then if the center vents will fit
     
  18. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    Yes you need to mod the bottom but I've not worked out how to do it as yet. Site won't let me upload photos at the moment so I can't show you but I'm not pleased with it. I wouldn't recommend you do it tbh as you have to do a lot of cutting and it's not a great fit. Caravelle's have a slight cut out above the glovebox to allow lid to pivot upwards which van dash doesn't have and there's no way of making that happen and still look pretty. I'm going to price up complete velle dash and do it that way if it's not too pricey. Vents on the outside of the dash will need trimming at their base at least, centre ones in stereo surrounds should be fairly easy and probably no trimming but I reckon instrument binnacle will need modifying so I'd say either whole dash swop or leave it alone and just do gear surround mod with cup holders and bottle holder etc as that's a great mod but carpet cutting is unavoidable!
     
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  19. Mattsvan

    Mattsvan Member VCDS User T6 Pro

    Just tried again to upload photos and it doesn't give me the okay button to do upload after file is selected.
     
  20. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Matt we have a media section (tab at top) if you want to dump all your photos in an album there, may work better for you.
    Once uploaded we can link to it from this thread and custom arrange photos, add notes etc
     

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