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Postby stevie67cars » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:31 pm

Hi Guys,

I hope this is ok to post here...I don't know if any of you have been following my thread on DMCtalk, but about 6 years ago I had some sample binnicals reproduced in fibreglass but I never pursued it much as DMCH were supposed to be bringing out their reproductions anytime. Long story short, but here we are in 2014 and there is still no sign of them and I am under pressure from a few guys in the US to do a run of them.
I dont really have much time to do these as I have a small but busy bodyshop but I have agreed to do a short run of them in February.
They are lighter in weight than the originals but very strong and are textured and coloured exactly as the originals were. The fit is excellent and being fibreglass they wont crack or distort in the sun.

Here are some pics:

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Tou can read more about them in this thread:

http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?1632-Binnacles

Anyway, just thought I would post it here too as interest has been high in the US and I dont anticipate doing them again for a good while if ever.
The cost is £200 + postage, if anyone is interested you can reply to this thread or drop me a pm.

Thanks and all the best :)

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Re: Binnicals

Postby stevie67cars » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:38 pm

Here are some pics of a fibreglass binnical fitted to Mervyns DeLorean which I restored a couple of years back- not the best pics, but you get the idea.

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Re: Binnicals

Postby Admin-bloke » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:10 pm

Excellent work as ever there Stephen :thumbsup:
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Re: Binnicals

Postby ALEXAKOS » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:59 pm

perfection!!
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Re: Binnicals

Postby A Van » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:42 am

Great work mate
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Re: Binnicals

Postby RobvdVeer » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:48 am

That's a good price for a good product! I wonder how they look in black. As it is, i would prefer one of these over a recovered one.


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Re: Binnicals

Postby RobvdVeer » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:49 am

By the way, is it just me, or are the last 3 picture links broken?


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Re: Binnicals

Postby stevie67cars » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:01 pm

RobvdVeer wrote:That's a good price for a good product! I wonder how they look in black. As it is, i would prefer one of these over a recovered one.


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My photography really doesn't do these justice, I usually don't believe that when people say it but it really doesn't!!

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Ok,

Finally got a chance to take and upload some pics. This is the last of the 'Prototype' binnicals and as such there are some minor flaws which will not be in the production run. This binnical will not be offered for sale.
The binnical is made in a 2 part mould and there is a minor mould line which has to be sanded out before it is refinished in the correct texture. This one was finished in black, I took some photos and then dyed it grey.
It was raining heavily when I finished the black, so thse pictures are taken inside, some with flash and some without. The flash and inside photography doesn't really do them justice, it over accentuates the grain etc. When I refinished the grey, again pictures are taken inside with and without flash but then it faired up so some pictures are in daylight. Whatever it is, the grey really does not photograph well (or I don't know how to work the camera). The grey in person is a perfect match to original non sun damaged interiors and looks great.

To address some issues raised, I phoned the fibreglass man who ran these for me and expressed some of the concerns regarding possible heat damage and warping. He assured me again that this shouldn't be an issue, but to put peoples mind at ease and in a sort of belt and braces approach, we agreed to make the production run of binnacles a bit thicker, give them an extra layer of glass. He is also going to use a high temperature resistant resin in the manufacture instead of regular resin. He put it to me that there are lots of racing cars etc with fibreglass hoods with no problems. I can only go on what I am told, but personally I can't see a problem. It would be different if they were regular plastic.

To all those who have ordered via pm and paid their deposits, thank you. I will be placing my order either Saturday or Monday so if anyone else wants one drop me a message. I doubt I will be doing anymore after that, it's just too time consuming and probably not the right way to go about mass production, but the results are excellent imo.


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Re: Binnacles

Postby DeLorean03 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:35 am

PM'd you over at DMCTalk. Please let me know what the deposit is. I'm ready to commit to this level of perfection.
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Re: Binnacles

Postby RobvdVeer » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:39 am

DeLorean03 wrote:PM'd you over at DMCTalk. Please let me know what the deposit is. I'm ready to commit to this level of perfection.

I don't have access to that DMCTalk account any more since my i changed my main email 2 years ago.. I wrote an admin to restore it, but never had any reply. If you need to PM me, me, pm me here.
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