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    Custom Dial Mats

    I used to make custom dial mats for my Corsa, and I'm thinking of doing something similar to my Astra, but I've got a few questions I was hoping you techy guys could help with?



    These were a set of VXR style dials that I did, but the method I used wasn't best. I've manged to make the production a lot better now, but before I start hacking away at my dash again, I want to make sure this is all going to be worth it.

    1. Do the needles just clip off with spoons?

    2. Are the dial mats in 1 piece, or are they separate bits?

    3. I've got a 1.8 auto - is the rev counter and speedo different than most other models? If so whats the most common?

    4. Anyone got a spare dial unit I could borrow/purchase?

    5. Lastly, are the dials so different to a Corsa that this will be pointless?

    Any comments are much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by leigh103 View Post
    1. Do the needles just clip off with spoons?

    2. Are the dial mats in 1 piece, or are they separate bits?

    3. I've got a 1.8 auto - is the rev counter and speedo different than most other models? If so whats the most common?

    4. Anyone got a spare dial unit I could borrow/purchase?

    5. Lastly, are the dials so different to a Corsa that this will be pointless?

    Any comments are much appreciated
    1. Yes
    2. One Piece
    3. have no idea, i have the 1.7CDTi
    4. nope
    5. the corsa and astra dials are completely different but if you 'customising' them then it shouldn't matter?

    Steve
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    Thanks for that!

    Sorry, that last question wasn't worded right. I've checked through the tutorials, and the way to replace them looks the same, but just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I was missing.

    Might give this a go then - I want the VXR style dials, as the orginal ones are a bit pants.

    Is there a company that sells after market Astra H dial mats? I've searched all over, but couldn't find anything.

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    The only company that WOULD sell them are LMF - but i dont think they do the H range yet

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    there is a chap in germany who is going to make some up in blue and red, there is a thread on AON about this.

    jason

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