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Triumph Spitfire EV Conversion: Some Cockpit Progress

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Work has progressed on the car, including some updates to the interior. As the car takes shape it’s encouraging to see results I’m happy with.

  • Moto-Lita 13″ wood steering wheel — expensive, but totally worth it
  • Red crash pad (instead of black) to match the rest of the interior
  • Red door panels and cockpit panels — with no side windows to roll up and down, I’m working with a friend to design custom pieces to put over the holes in the door panel. We’ll likely be 3D printing some sunglass holders.
  • Dash-mounted rear view mirror
  • With an electric car there are a lot fewer gauges and controls needed on the dashboard, so I’m designing a new one for this car. The dash will be a single piece of solid wood to pay homage to the original 3-piece Spitfire design. Conveniently, an iPad Mini fits nicely in the center of the dash.
  • The interior floor panels will eventually be wood to match the dash, but as an interim I’m happy with this repurposed Oriental Rug

 

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The Spitfire cockpit taking shape with wooden steering wheel, red crash pad to match the rest of the interior, dash-mounted rear-view mirror, and an in-progress custom dash panel. Back to Spitfire seats that are awaiting reupholstery (in red).
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Speedhut Gauges: GPS Speedometer, Tach, and Charge Indicator. 
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Red door panels and (temporary) Oriental Rug floor mats

Links: Speedhut

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