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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Home made dashboard revealed!

Folks have asked me how I made my dashboard but I had no pics to offer. Today I needed to wire up an electric fuel pump switch and the project grew into a dashboard revamp project. So I took some pics of what's behind the curtain.

The main problem I had installing gauges (ten years ago) is that when I put the instrument panel eyebrow back on I couldn't see the gauges. So I used wood to raise the eyebrow and give a surface to screw my homemade wood panel to. Unfortunately, when I did that the IP eyebrow piece would no longer tie into the main dash piece, there was a gap. Since the car came with a plastic dash cap I used fiberglass and bondo to connect the two pieces, then took the unified piece to an upholster to cover. There was some warpage, so I use two screws to keep the dashcap down tight.

Now that I have the dash off I'll move around some of the gauges. I was also thinking of updating the wood panel, lots of interesting materials out there.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 03:37 AM
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Re: Home made dashboard revealed!

Looks nice Putts.

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