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#61 OFFLINE   R9UKE

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:31 PM

Of course, being French, the coolant level isn't actually low.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

Gotta ad the R 25 dash:
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#63 OFFLINE   R9UKE

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

That mint green is a nice change from the usual Renault orange.
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#64 OFFLINE   55bloke

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:32 PM

Agreed. I hate orange! We've just got a 406, and it's dash is hideous! Rather like the modern trends for blue and red. The dashes are just about the only part of modern cars I actually like!

#65 OFFLINE   Wilko220

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

Some of these dashes are things of absolute beauty.

So to counter all that, here's the one from my LDV. Unfortunately, the illumination isn't all that great, so the first attempt was a bit of a fail

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Until I found an ingenious solution.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nice work Wilko!

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#67 OFFLINE   R9UKE

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

That's a true shiter right there! ^


The C5:

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:16 PM

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Impaler at night. GM actually got their act together and made a fairly pleasant place to be.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

Now that's a nice shade of blue. I find the Volkswagen blue too bloody dark!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:04 PM

As a daft 20 year old, I once spent an entire day removing all the clear bulbs from the dash of my Mk2 Cavalier and replacing them with orange ones.

I waited with baited breath and scuffed knuckles surrounded by broken plastic tabs and clips for it to get dark enough to admire the effect of my genius idea,

Has anyone guessed what the outcome was?

No bloody difference - WHATSOEVER! A whole day and £15 of coloured bulbs resulted in exactly the same lighting albeit possible dimmer.

Anyone got an 80's Audi with the red illumination? Not seen one of those for a while.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:08 AM

Now that's a nice shade of blue. I find the Volkswagen blue too bloody dark!


It's all led's. About the same color as the displays on old vcr's.

The odometer etc is the same type of vacuum-fluorescent for ultimate shite value.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

apologies for crap quality

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#73 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

As i had my tripod out tonight (oh er misses) i took a couple of more fresh photos of my cars dashes.

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My 1994 Volkswagen Golf 1.8 Cabriolet interior at night by Trigger's Retro Road Tests!, on Flickr

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My 2005 Ford Mondeo TDCi ST Dash at night by Trigger's Retro Road Tests!, on Flickr

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My 1974 Ford Cortina 2000 XL Mk3 dash with new radio fitted by Trigger's Retro Road Tests!, on Flickr
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

Nice shots Trig - though I do like to see straight steering wheels...

How are you illuminating those?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

Thank you, the first two are just the street light out on the street and the Cortina is the garage light, all done on a tripod with remote and a slow shutter speed.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:02 PM

shite shot more omg cos it was 5 am getting off the ferry

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

Nice shots Trig...


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

+2.

Have a less impressive shot of a Rover 75, the day I collected it from chez Wuvvum:

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

The Blackpool illuminations, shite-style:

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I have never heard a satisfactory explanation for why the speedo is dimmer than everything else. "They All Do That, Sir".
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:17 AM

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

Instead of catching up on sleep, I thought 12:00AM would be the ideal time to start playing with the long exposure settings on my camera. Then I remembered this thread, and went down to the garage:

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You can get some really nice effects with 4 - 15 seconds exposure on a low ISO setting.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

Instead of catching up on sleep, I thought 12:00AM would be the ideal time to start playing with the long exposure settings on my camera.


I got up for a pee at 3am, so decided rather than go back to bed to wander down the end of the road and watch the midnight Manc to Blackpool bike race come past. I got some funny looks from the cyclists clad in their Lycra as I stood there applauding them, then realised I sleep in the nude :oops:
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

My dash illumination does not work at the moment... :(

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#84 OFFLINE   R9UKE

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

Was late last night when I got round to the weekly spin in the fleet.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

Sadly, I love this thread. Dash illumination is such a subtle art.

My Leon was quite nice, all bright red backlit. Although I still like the VW blue and red like Mrs Pillock's Touran, it's note quite as tiring at night.
My new Focus has quite a lot of white but it's insanely bright, the only car I've ever had to turn down at night. And I quite like the "ambient lighting" up near the rear view mirror which casts a faint orange glow down by the centre console.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

I also like a nice bit of ambient lighting.
The Audi merely had a wee red light in front of the gearlever, the BMW has lights on both footwells.
And possibly in the back (I don't know, I don't sit there).

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

Here is my attempt of the dash in one of the cars.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

Ooh, a 205 Rallye?

Couldn't believe my luck when one of those turned up at the dealer round the corner from my mum and dad's, must have been in Summer 2000. Unfortunately, it was belching out black smoke on the test drive and the clutch was buggered, so that was the end of that! :(

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

Ooh, a 205 Rallye?

Couldn't believe my luck when one of those turned up at the dealer round the corner from my mum and dad's, must have been in Summer 2000. Unfortunately, it was belching out black smoke on the test drive and the clutch was buggered, so that was the end of that! :(


It's a 205 Mardi Gras D Turbo fitted with a Rallye steering wheel which I have had for 18 years hanging up in the house. Its also got the Rallye decals fitted see 3 of my 4 Frenchies thread.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

Well several days later I finally took some snaps of my current wheels, "dash at night":

I wasn't feeling blue at the time, at all.... :mrgreen:

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