Auxiliary switch panels

Mk1 Minis have an adorable little switch panel in the centre of the parcel shelf, with room for the choke and heater cables, 2 switches (wipers, lights), and the ignition key. Why would you need anything else?
If you *did* want anything else (for instance a windscreen washer, audio controls, fog light switches, electrical outlet, hazard warning switch…) you’d have to hang them from ugly black switch panels under the parcel shelf. I figure, as long as we’re adding the extra switches, we might as well make them a little more attractive…

First we make the alloy trim pieces, (ab)using the spindle molder and table saw.

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Then we shape the aluminium to fit the new switch panels (which are freshly powder coated to match the original switch panel). The green masking tape and rubber-faced vise jaws help prevent any nasty new scratches, which would be a pain to remove later.

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Repeat as necessary:

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And install.

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