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Old 07-17-2008, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Cr from Texas View Post
I've been considering something similar but thought I'd cover it in matching MBtex blue fabric.

Don't really like the thought of it, but I guess you could buy a used color matched door panel, strip off the material and use that.

Cecily has done the wood work herself and it looks near professional! As mentioned the materials were not that costly but the labor involved might raise the price. It would be worth it to look like her finished project!
The aluminum would be fine in a different kind of car. These are not aluminum or carbon fiber candidates. Certain W124's might be OK if everything was done in the same material, but a whole lot of wood and one glaring piece of polished aluminum gives a very cheesy look. Not due to the craftsmanship of the console piece, but because of the unmatched look it would give the cockpit....
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