This is the first time a Vec-c has appeared in my local breakers yard, was a CDTi 120, assuming it was an SRi as it had the smoked rear lights and silver trims on the interior, went in for a snoop around, someone had already taken the seats, the dash trims etc were still intact and so were the doorcards, the engine had burst into flames by the looks of things, the whole front end was fire damaged and smoke had bellowed through the car staining the roof lining etc. I raked around found a few little gems,
The silver plastic surrounds that go round the gauges, was an absolute ***** of a job trying to get to them as the melted plastic behind had welded the gauge pod to the rest of the dash behind, eventually got enough leverage to pull the gauge pod free and set to work trying to figure out how to remove the surrounds from the gauges, I found the most effective way was to carefully louvre a stanley blade under each surround and gently prise it free, they have tiny little legs on the back of them that click into tiny holes in the gauge pod, I'm going to snip them and bond them on to the gauges in my car, managed to get all four of them off unscathed, and I also took the needles with the little silver bits on for good measure, so this looks like my job for sunday when my lass is at work, should look pretty neat and a nice little touch IMO!
The steering wheel and airbag were also still intact, as I've already bought the SRi wheel I still need the airbag, though I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get it off, on my way out I asked the guy how much the airbag was, £125WTF ??! for an airbag from a fire and smoke damaged car at a breakers yard? I think if I manage to get it off it'll be going straight in the toolbox
On that subject though, does anyone know how to get the airbag free from a pre-facelift SRi steering wheel?