Re: Its time. My 66 frame off restoration
Had some big ideas for this car over the years while waiting to get it restored.
Although I originally thought of restoring this car back to original, I decided to change some things up. The one thing I knew I was changing in this car was the interior. I really never did like the look of the dash in this car. So before I sent it to the restorer, I decided to make my own. The dash will have all new custom autometer gauges installed when it's finished (already designed and ready....added a pic), of course a new marine bluetooth radio to work with a new 10.5" Samsung tablet along with Vintage Air controls and unit installed in place of the original. The firewall will be cleaned up as well.
It will have bucket seats (out of a 67 thunderbird) and a custom center console to go along with the new dash that will end up looking like one piece when finished.
Before sending it to the restorer, I started by making a wooden template of the new dash and installing it to the original dash frame.
Then using the wooden template to fabricate and fiberglass my new dash pad for the new dash.