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Old 13-05-14, 07:34 PM
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Does anyone have a template for the 405 dashboard instrument panel? I have a piece of Elm that will look very good when finished. I know I could use the original to mark up the outline and hole centres but I want to keep the original in situ and do the transfer in one operation. Thanks in advance.
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Old 13-05-14, 09:56 PM
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John,
Does the wood dash not just unscrew. On the 400 the instruments and wiring are fixed onto a steel back plane,so the dash easily removes- mine is in elm done from a template from the original dash.
Graham
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Old 14-05-14, 06:59 AM
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Hi John, if it doesn't come out easily, I have one (in yew) that came out of a late 404 which is the same as the 405 (the early 404's were slightly different).

I would be happy to trace around it and the holes if it helps you.

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Chris Sherwood.
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Old 14-05-14, 08:44 AM
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It does unscrew but I would then have to dismantle the instruments, use the original as a template and then reassemble the original until such time as I get the new one cut and finished. Not impossible I know but just an extra step in the process. Do you have a photo of your finished 400 dash?
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Old 14-05-14, 08:50 AM
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Hi Chris,
That would be great if you could trace round your 404 piece. I can send you my postal address. Thanks
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Old 14-05-14, 12:29 PM
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On the 400 it just fits on over the instruments. just unscrews ,no instrument dismantling.

I think you live near me so could come out & see it. Will pm you.

Graham
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