In a previous life (still doing paid labour) I bought a replica of an Abarth OT dashboard at the fair in Padua. You can read more about this here.

850 dashboard 6 (2)

I had been working on it before but now there was time to continue; because the new housing was larger than the existing one, there was a bit more to it .....

850 dashboard 1a
First, the contours of the new dashboard had to be copied on tape.

850 dashboard 1

850 dashboard 2

Then the dashboard trim was cut out and the new housing was mounted

850 dashboard 3

850 dashboard 4

Ready for the gauges and lights