Countach interior & electrical refresh

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  1. sp1der

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    #1 sp1der, Aug 29, 2017
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    Just started work on a mild interior make over and complete refresh of the electrics. The front harness has been removed entirely and just on with removal of the main interior harness. Before doing this stripped out all of the unwanted wiring, old alarm, power locking and various bits of ice harness.

    Plan is to get new front and mid section harnesses made to get back to new.
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    Bloody hell mate. Will be a new car by the time you're finished. Shall follow this one with interest!
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  3. sp1der

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    Hi Rob sorting out on a priority basis, learnt from 308 that old Italian electrics are probably best refreshed due to corrosion in connectors and also the sleeving becomes brittle with age, plus get rid of less than ideal additions.

    Managed to get an almost ideal leather match so re-trim is largely the small under-dash panels, trans tunnel and sill covers. Also correcting up some normal fit and finish issues. The seats have cleaned up pretty well so leaving alone for the time being as intend now the other project is almost finished to make sure we are ready for 2018!
     
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    I will look forward to seeing her in the flesh mate. A labour of love. I so love the colour combo in your car. Stunning. Still have a copy of the photo shoot that Dan Pluck did with the blonde model in the matching blue dress.

    Old italian anything needs sorting out in my humble opinion. Your car is in great hands for the future!
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    #5 sp1der, Aug 30, 2017
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    Main harness now out of the car, a lot easier than I thought, simplified by Lamborghini splitting into sections I guess to minimise investment between LHD/RHD variants + different market options.

    Will take plenty of pictures and diagrams before stripping down relay/fuse board and then will drop off for new harness to be made (lead time approx 3 months).

    Good opportunity to refurb all the interior parts like pedals heater blower etc and get all the dust out of the car.
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  6. Lemacc

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    A tone of work ahead but great to see it´s getting forward. What is the vin of your car? I would like to add it in my private registry.


     
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    This is a fairly straight forward job, probably about 6 hours total to get all the interior parts out that are being re-trimmed plus the harnesses out. all of the major work is with the trimmers and harness specialists once I drop the parts off.
     
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    Not the prettiest underneath our dashes! Thanks for keeping us updated.
     
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    Ha ha agree, a few sharp edges too where the sides are for the glove box, mounting of the dash is also pretty heath robinson, as are the trim fixes on the lower dash!
     
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    Simon, would I be correct is saying that the the fine white powder we are looking at everywhere was caused and left behind by the bodyshop which repainted your car?
     
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    Yes just sanding dust, looks worse on the pictures than it really is, quick vac and wash up and then repaint some of the tubes, plus tidy up all the pedals, heater blower etc.
     
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    #12 sp1der, Sep 1, 2017
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    Cleaned up a bit today, got the AC rad out out and pedals ready for cleaning and re-paint. duct from AC rad looks home made and I would assume they were originally glass fibre? Will see if available via Eurospares if not will set too and make a new part up in fibreglass as not a taxing part to make.
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    #13 sp1der, Sep 2, 2017
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    Strip down all complete now and starting to put things back together, fan motor has been rebuilt (only really required a bit if oil in the bushes), AC Rad casing all stripped down ready for re-painting and all the other brackets clutch rest etc ready for re-paint. Assembled the brand new column switches luckily found on ebay for not a huge amount of £.

    Parts will be off to the trimmers at the end of this week.
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    Nice work, looking good, the point I was wanting to convey was that a bodyshop is a harsh environment for any car that is still assembled because of all the sanding dust.
     
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    #15 sp1der, Sep 4, 2017
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    Pressure tested AC evaporator and discovered that the alarm installer had drilled through the side straight into one of the tubes, this is generally why I prefer to work on my own cars to avoid these kind of problems.

    Will hopefully be able to get re-cored.
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    Wow!!!!! Yeah, that would sure explain the leak.

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