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stumppy84 
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Posted: December 04, 2005 at 12:38 PM / IP Logged  

Hey everyone I am still kind of new to FG and I have a 66 442 that I have been working on for some years now and I want to know what you guys think I should do with this dash. I want to just fiberglass the whole thing in. But I have never done such a thing before so I wanted all of your guys opinions, advice, and ideas.

Thanks,
 

Heres some pics of what i have to work with

https://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c348/stumppy84/DVC00009.jpg

https://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c348/stumppy84/DVC00011.jpg

https://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c348/stumppy84/DVC00007.jpg

Thanks

Stumpy
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Posted: December 04, 2005 at 1:39 PM / IP Logged  

You have your work cut out for you. What I would do in your situation is get in the car..and draw out exactly what you want the dash to look like and where you want all of the dash componets to sit. If you want your instrument cluster centered in the dash draw it out. I wouldn't advice just going in there and start laying mat.

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05honda 
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Posted: December 04, 2005 at 7:06 PM / IP Logged  
You definatly got some work cut out for you....the most important thing is the planning and framming....Make sure you have a detailed drawing of where you want everything and then draw out your frame...then start making that frame
fugit 
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Posted: December 04, 2005 at 7:12 PM / IP Logged  

Check out alpines site and look at the demo cars, under support.  They have tons of pics from step 1.  I'd check out car interiors to see what I liked from different other interior and put what ever combo you want together.  Thats cool that you have from scratch to work with.  Good luck, but plan WELL.  If you don't you'll be starting over a bunch.  The drawing is a good idea.

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ragoal12 
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Posted: December 04, 2005 at 7:30 PM / IP Logged  

well personally i would take the original dash and modify that if you have it.. it would save u alot of time and work of building a frame.. the big FG guy in town has redone a couple dashes in camaros and chevelles and i think they look great...

https://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/RAgoal12/DSC00496.jpg

https://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/RAgoal12/DSC00692.jpg

https://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/RAgoal12/DSC00616.jpg

but if your bound and determined to make everything from scratch.. i would suggest putting in the steering column and biuld around that since that is the most crucial component on the dash for the driver..

S.O.B custsoms.. South Omaha, Nebraska
stumppy84 
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Posted: December 04, 2005 at 8:02 PM / IP Logged  

Yeah that is kinda what i was thinking about.  Also I dont want to use any bondo on my dash right???

Stumpy
05honda 
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You may have to use some bondo on your dash if you are looking for a smooth glassy finish....The finish product will not be as smooth if you dont use some type of filler.
ragoal12 
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i wouldn't be afraid to use bondo... how else will you get the smooth look????

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stumppy84 
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Posted: December 06, 2005 at 10:56 AM / IP Logged  
thanks do you guys have any ideas for me tho????
Stumpy
chrisne77 
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I have planned on doing the same thing to my '72 Chevelle. I think that a mojority of the sub-structure/ frame will be MDF. Its hard to visualize exactaly what I want to do. Maybe something close to the original dash with new gauges, or something totaly radical. Good luck with your project!!! Keep us updated with pics.
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