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Thread: Jazzman’s #8745 "Flip Top" Build

  1. #961
    Seat are looking good Kevin. Can't wait to see the finished project! Couple more weeks??
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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  2. #962
    Oh no! I wish I had not read what they are doing to your seats because now my 818 seats feel tight. Maybe I'll drive it into Scott to see what he can do. He did part of my dash about a year ago and it was fun seeing eye-popping jobs in the shop. Yeah, that's it . . . I'll also get to see FlipTop in the shop!
    Kevin, I won't take any photos because I don't want to leak anything before the unveiling.
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

  3. #963
    Quote Originally Posted by AZPete View Post
    He did part of my dash about a year ago and it was fun seeing eye-popping jobs in the shop.
    Yeah, it was pretty humbling when I was there Friday to have my first project surrounded by so many amazing custom cars (and a boat!!!) that exceeded the value of my car many times over. I definately would recommend letting him take a look at your seats. The improvement in my own was truly unexpected and very significant.
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  4. #964
    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    Seat are looking good Kevin. Can't wait to see the finished project! Couple more weeks??
    Two to three. I hope. But you know how artists are. It could take longer (and with my luck, it will!!)
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  5. #965
    Can you provide more detail and pictures of the EStopp installation and set up? How is it activated? Does it use the ebrake cables from the kit? Thanks, Joel

  6. #966
    I can't provide any more photos at the moment, (That's all I have!!) but I will do so when I get the car back and up on a lift. It is activated by a nice chrome electric push button switch (included.). It connects to the ebrake cables from the kit. In my case, they just connected into the adjustment block I already had where the cables were attached to the old ebrake handle. Sorry I can't give you more photos now.
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  7. #967
    It's been two weeks since I have had time to go down and see the progress on my new interior. Boy was it worth the wait!! First the broad over view:



    It is clearly a radical departure from what I had done before, but I love it. I like the symmetry, the uniqueness.





    That dash is a 1" thick slab of solid Zebrawood!



    And to really blow your mind, the solid slab is bent at each end to follow the lines of the body.

    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  8. #968
    The console is an amazing piece of art. It is formed from 6 layers of material bonded together, routed, shaped and formed, and then cut on a longitudinal angle to form the angled shapes you see here. All the switches are angled slightly toward the drivers seat. The zebrawood insert is shaped to fit into the custom console, but sized to float in the center of the space. Red lights will be installed below this insert, and when turned on, the light will shine around the edges of the insert to light up the inside of the console. All the switches will be ringed in red. All the gauges have been retrofitted with red LED back lighting. The angled circle in the center of the console will hold the clock.



    Aft of the console is a recessed area about 7/16" deep that will comfortably accomodate two cell phones. It will be covered in a non-slip material a bit like suede.



    Aft of that space will be another console, but I will wait to share that until it is built and I can show pictures.

    On the floor there will be a heel pad installed on both DS and PS. That is zebrawood under the plate with the circles in it. If you look closely, you can also see that they shaped the floor just a bit to make it flow more naturally from the upper level to the lower one, and from the sides and frame rails to the center. It is not yet permanently installed, thus the small space.

    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  9. #969
    Very cool. That's some serious woodwork! Hope to see this car in person some day.
    You must be pretty excited.
    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build

  10. #970
    Very cool Kevin! Are the white areas on the console staying white or getting some color or covering of some sort?
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
    Build Thread http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...e-build-thread
    PHIL 4:13 INSTAGRAM - @scottscobra

  11. #971
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    That looks amazing.
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  12. #972
    Kevin-

    GREAT decision to have your interior work done -- or redone I guess... It is going to be outstanding, and really match the quality of the rest of your build!

    I really look forward to seeing more progress soon!! You must be stoked!!

    Regards,

    Steve

  13. #973
    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    Very cool Kevin! Are the white areas on the console staying white or getting some color or covering of some sort?
    The white panel that is flat on the tunnel, and the grey trim piece on top of the console will both be wrapped in the same black leather that the seats will have. The white portion of the console, and the brown recessed section on the tunnel where the cell phones will sit will be covered in a black suede-like material.
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  14. #974
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Oh man, I can sympathize with you. Did the same to my left index and middle fingers about 20 years ago, also with a dado. Those suckers will really grab the wood and take you with it (right through the knuckle while doing so). Please don't be the dumb a$$ that I am though---10 years later I did the same two fingers My wife's response when I called her from the hospital..."Again?".

    Sincerely wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Jeff
    Yep I done the same thing same type of cut twice 25 years apart DA

  15. #975
    jazzman, unreal, myfriend unreal. Absolutely the dream dash. I have had the same idea about using wood fro the dash but getting those bends on the end seems to be the tough part for me. Just amazing to see this coming together for someone. I hope to execute something similar in fiberglass, mdf, and lots of bondo LOL
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    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

  16. #976
    Kevin,

    Wow. Your car is starting to look European...
    MK4 #9130 , complete kit, arrived 8/10/2017.
    DART SHP 347, EFI, TKO600, IRS
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  17. #977
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eaton View Post
    Kevin,

    Wow. Your car is starting to look European...
    You have a good eye! I/we are drawing influences from supercars and other high end interiors. There is a bit of Lambo Aventador, a bit of Mercedes, a bit of Porsche, and a lot of American artistry in there! (And there are still some really neat surprises yet to come!!)
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

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    Senior Member Yama-Bro's Avatar
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    Wow. That dash is amazing. Is it going to be stained a certain shade, or is that the way it will be? It's going to be stunning with all the red lights. Good work!
    Started dreaming of a Cobra around 1987
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    Incredible.

    I mean just... wow.

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  20. #980
    Quote Originally Posted by Yama-Bro View Post
    Wow. That dash is amazing. Is it going to be stained a certain shade, or is that the way it will be? It's going to be stunning with all the red lights. Good work!
    Thank you! Currently the plan is to use some type of oil finish with UV protection. It will not be stained, but it will have a much richer color. We are trying to find the clearest oil finish available so as not to change the color any more than we have to. Many oil finishes are about the color of honey and add that honey color to whatever they seal. We are wanting to keep the natural wood color as best we can. Not exactly an easy task.
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  21. #981
    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    Incredible.

    I mean just... wow.
    I'm going to choose to take that as a compliment! Thanks! Now you know how I felt watching your Trojan progress.
    Last edited by Jazzman; 02-13-2018 at 09:45 AM.
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  22. #982
    Awesome!! I've heard they are the BEST, but I'm still amazed at their design creativity.
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

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    Full disclosure---I am not a really fan of wood dashes in these cars but man, there is no denying the craftsmanship and creativity that has been put into this interior! That is some incredible work

    Jeff

  24. #984
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Full disclosure---I am not a really fan of wood dashes in these cars but man, there is no denying the craftsmanship and creativity that has been put into this interior! That is some incredible work

    Jeff
    I understand, wood dashes are not for everyone. Lets face it, with my car, there are a myriad of reasons to not like it if you prefer a more traditional look. That's ok. I like the traditional look. I like creativity. I pretty much like all of them!! I hope that in the end you will appreciate the completeness of the creative concept. But even if you don't, I still appreciate you and have the ultimate respect for you!
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzman View Post
    I understand, wood dashes are not for everyone. Lets face it, with my car, there are a myriad of reasons to not like it if you prefer a more traditional look. That's ok. I like the traditional look. I like creativity. I pretty much like all of them!! I hope that in the end you will appreciate the completeness of the creative concept. But even if you don't, I still appreciate you and have the ultimate respect for you!
    Don't take that wrong Kevin...I already appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity. When I look at art it doesn't necessarily have to be something that I want in my own living room for me to be blown away by the talent that made it!

    All the best!

    Jeff

  26. #986
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Don't take that wrong Kevin...I already appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity. When I look at art it doesn't necessarily have to be something that I want in my own living room for me to be blown away by the talent that made it!

    All the best!

    Jeff
    Absolutely no offense taken! We are on exactly the same page. You have very eloquently expressed exactly the truth . . . I wouldn't want them all in my living room either! (Parking would be just too limited, and my wife would have a fit having to dust them all!! ) Have a great day my friend!!
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  27. #987
    Another weekly interior progress report. The dash is coming along nicely. The opening for the gauges have been chamfered, and the gauge mounting itself is done. Here is the semi-finished look:



    The gauges "float" in the opening in the wood dash, surrounded by red LED lighting. Here is how the gauges are mounted. LED lighting is added all around this plexiglass mounting frame to bath red light around each gauge from the back side.



    The console around the shift lever is similarly lighted from the back side. Note the red accent stitching around the edge of the console.



    The tunnel top is now covered:



    next up is the door sills. The goal is to completely hide the speakers under the doors and add lighting and wood accents under the door.



    Top view of the door sill:



    The area around the wood accent will be backlit with red LED lights. This photo shows light coming through the frosted area around the wood accent.



    It will be two weeks before I can get back to see further progress. I am speechless now! I can't imagine what I will see next!
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

  28. #988
    I like the champfered gauge openings. I was wondering why they used such a thick piece of wood for the dash. Now I know. Cool stuff.
    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build

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