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    Quote Originally Posted by J70 View Post
    Ewwww... using a Brother Label printer?

    No offence to Brother Label printers, I've got several and they are awesome at what they do - produce cheap labels that look cheap and functional..
    Engraved onto plastic would look so much better. I get all my warning signs and so on engraved at a local company and they look great.
    No no no. Waaaaaay too prissy.

    *This* is what you need:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dymo-Omega-E.../dp/B000O78DZI

    (With a multi colour TFT display )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    I can assure you they will be etched in plastic as attached.
    Excellant!

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    I think your restoration work has been fantastic and your attention to detail the best I've seen.

    But, sorry, the switch layout, items used and the labelling are just terrible. The labels don't even all look straight.

    I'm afraid I could never live with this. I would have to rip it out, design a decent layout and build it with top quality kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriss View Post
    I think your restoration work has been fantastic and your attention to detail the best I've seen.

    But, sorry, the switch layout, items used and the labelling are just terrible. The labels don't even all look straight.

    I'm afraid I could never live with this. I would have to rip it out, design a decent layout and build it with top quality kit.
    Thank you but the switch layout is a straight copy of what it should be as will the labelling. I also think you are mistaking the photo I posted from a Michelotto LM as being mine. It is not, ours has much further to go and I suspect you will be happier when you see what Income up with!

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    This will make you a little happier as how the left hand side is shaping up. Also please bear in mind this is primarily a race car and various elements are positioned for function and come attached to interesting things like adjustable brake bias and are genuine LM so they will stay!

    However, please feel free to make any suggestions as I am constantly struggling for better buttons etc.
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    Could you use a bunch of toggle switches?

    http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...ches/lever.php

    http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...hoto/53160.jpg

    ?

    What do you need switches/lights for? (As in which functions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murph7355 View Post
    Could you use a bunch of toggle switches?

    http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...ches/lever.php

    http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...hoto/53160.jpg

    ?

    What do you need switches/lights for? (As in which functions).
    The issue is that I don't want to deviate too far from the cars roots and that is LM as per the image of the left hand side. I don't like the fact I have to put a Hazard light but cannot find a better nor and I am not keen about our starter switch either. The rest is pure LM and original so it has to stay so you can probably understand why I am where I am.

    Here is our raw dash, now to be matted to avoid reflection and a couple of alternative lights but I think I have now resolved that issue with something more appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    The issue is that I don't want to deviate too far from the cars roots and that is LM as per the image of the left hand side. I don't like the fact I have to put a Hazard light but cannot find a better nor and I am not keen about our starter switch either. The rest is pure LM and original so it has to stay so you can probably understand why I am where I am.

    Here is our raw dash, now to be matted to avoid reflection and a couple of alternative lights but I think I have now resolved that issue with something more appropriate.
    Totally get the conundrum.

    Could you mount the hazard light elsewhere perhaps?

    I've just done some rooting around for LM images on t'internet (fascinated by your build thread). Hardly any of them seem to follow a particular "standard" as such. All elements of the dash also look pretty straightforward to change later. But above everything else the only key thing with this car is that when you sit in it, the grin will need to be surgically removed and you are 100% happy with it

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    Ref the hazard switch, could you get a column mounted one?

    Or perhaps one that looks a bit like the other pull switch on the left?

    http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/u...-hazard-switch
    http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/u...ard-switch-kit

    A few more unobtrusive ones on here:

    https://www.holden.co.uk/mobile/disp...Lucas+Switches

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    Thanks for all your suggestions but just learnt we are past the point of no return on some issues, but relatively happy with where we are save for one which will change.

    Here you can see most of the dash and the one switch which will change is Engine Start which should just be a plain button or toggle switch. The rest is all pure LM.
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