Customer’s S13 Cluster Shroud

Posted: June 11, 2013 in Custom Interior Fabrication, Toby Broadfield's Work
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Finalized the work on a pretty challenging piece…. I would venture to say the most tedious work I have done with no margin for error. I removed the small vents that sit high on the shroud above the lower buttons on each side. That area is highly contoured, so I had to recess the gauges back in to clear the curve on the top edge. I first bonded in some 1/4″ thick ABS to fill the rectangular openings where the vents were. I sanded the ABS down to duplicate the OEM contour. I then filled the backside with Norton Speedgrip. I made a form on the backside and filled it about an inch deep. I then used a hole saw and made a precision opening just above the lower button openings. Anyone that has ever used a hole saw knows that the thing kind of wobbles around a little to make the hole. And as you can see in the pictures, I didn’t have much room for error above the lower button openings. Unfortunately the opening had to be big enough to flush a 52mm gauge in, which meant the contour at the top of the panel rounded over to fast and the hole saw opening had a weird cutout to it. So I molded in some visors on the top portion to take care of the issue. I think the final outcome looks very natural. Like most of my work, the final product looks simple, but the work involved to get said simple look is mind-boggling.

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Comments
  1. Kurt says:

    Incredible work as always! Such tight tolerances, but it looks like it came that way from the factory

  2. Michael says:

    Looks amazing!!
    Would definitely consider this once I have a set of gauges that I’m set on!

  3. Can you do this for me??? lol.

  4. Max says:

    How much do you charge for this?? Its sick

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