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05-11-2002, 11:21 AM
I took the radio out since its never worked like its supposed to, and in its place right now I have a low tech cover I made to cover the radio bracket. So far I have put the potentiometer to richen the mixture there, and I just added a switch for the new electric fan (Perma-Cool 2400cfm.) If all goes well I would like to have a cover made of sheet metal and add a couple of gauges.. like a boost gauge for example. Of course that means going turbo! :) :)
Someday I hope to have a 7M.
05-11-2002, 11:34 AM
Good luck with your electric fan!
Be careful... some MkIV owners with electric fans have had big trouble when the relay (or some such item) went out and they didn't realize it.
I noticed you removed the center console... is that always removed from your car, or just for that pic? Why?
05-11-2002, 12:21 PM
i have seen pics of his interior before... but never noticed lack of center console...
i would like to see more pictures of your interior mrael... it looks really nice in my opinion
i am a minimalist, i like clean
05-11-2002, 01:18 PM
Heres a couple of other shots. The first one shows the dead pedal I made using misc hardware store parts and the use of a welder. I also like the aftermarket pedal covers better than stock. They make heel and toe'ing a whole lot easier. I live on a dirt road, which is why they are dirty.
The next picture shows more of the interior.. everything behind the front seats is totally gutted (and then I sprayed it out with a black sound deadening material.) The seat covers are really nice sheepskins ($225.) The console is indeed gone. I cant remember why I took it out.. anyway its gone. I painted the remaining part black- it looks better with the interior than when it was blue. About 5 years ago I tried to get a Momo steering wheel put in, but I had a problem finding an adapter. Instead of that I actually built up the sides of the stock wheel around where the thumb goes (similar to a racing/F1 style wheel.) Then I covered the job with the same stuff that is used on tennis racket handles. It works good to absorb sweat. I havent put a new wrap on in ages which is why the wheel looks a bit ratty. Its easily taken care of though.
p.s. the fan does not run off a thermal sensor; its totally manual. As long as the temp gauge works (and the alternator) I dont expect any problems. Besides, during the week I was driving around without a fan at all, I never noticed higher temp readings. The temp gauge always reads a little cooler than the middle/normal position.
05-11-2002, 05:03 PM
pedals and interior look nice, but those seat covers dont tickle my pickle
anyways, how does your temp do with the fan on?
05-11-2002, 05:53 PM
I looooove my sheepskin seat covers. The color matches the interior better than the picture seems to show. When those wear out it will probably be time to invest in some racing type seats- assuming I go ahead and swap in a 7M at some point. My drivers seat was starting to unravel a little bit which is why I got seat covers in the first place. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a drivers seat in good condition in the wrecking yard! A MkII with a mostly stock 5M does not, in my opinion, warrant racing seats! It will be one of my rights of passage to get some though, just as soon as I pop a 7M in.
I dont notice a change in temp with the fan on.
05-11-2002, 06:25 PM
sparco torinos would be nice, 5m or 7m
i have sat in some, and i'll tell you what, just as comfortable as stock seats (the ones with the pneumatic lumbar suport) just that they are big $$$
anyone know of some sparco torino knockoffs, cause i like them, but would probably never pay for them, could buy a spare supra with that kind of money
these are the best knockoffs i have found yet
corbeau carrera (http://www.i-m-racing.com/corbeaucarrera.html) about $349
just to see the differences between the two (none i can see)
fo-real sparco torinos (http://www.mach3accessories.com/other/os_14.html) about $599
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