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Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763096
July 01st 2020 10:32 pm
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Man this thing is really coming along man. That dash looks AWESOME, as does the rest of it, but I'm hung up on the dash.

Don't worry about the rotating thing. We can just rotate when looking at them by clicking the little rotate doohickey at the bottom right.

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Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763106
July 02nd 2020 9:39 am
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Bro; as " Spicoli " would say : " most excellent job bro " . Props to you. I'm so jones n' to find my 71' - 75' Shorty,

Are you doing the dash ? It's all killer. Super Sweet ! chevy

Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763119
July 02nd 2020 2:29 pm
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My original dash was not in the best shape; plus it had a pretty bad hack job done on the stereo cutout. I searched for a while and found a NOS dash on ebay still in the box. It was turquoise, so I found a company that shoots them on site. He came over and sprayed a flex coating on it in the tan I wanted. I kept the old one, and could be salvaged in the right hands I suppose. I then had a local AC shop put new AC and heat in it along with "old style" stock-type vents. The polished aluminum is all me. I made cardboard templates and then cut and bent them out of aluminum sheet stock. I then had them polished and powdercoated for protection. I attached them with stainless button heads with locknuts on the back side. The cutouts for gauges and controls were then made. The instruments are an all new Dakota Digital cluster, with blue lighting. The HVAC controls were from the unit I had installed, but I ordered and soldered in blue LEDs to replace the white ones. The ignition switch is new, but the wiper switch is stock and custom mounted to the dash insert. I had the column re-built, and got a new shift indicator. The old fiber optic light was toast, so I ordered a small pancake LED to light up the orange indicator dial and routed that to the area behind it. I got a new turn signal mechanism, and replaced the stalk with a billet unit. At this point, the shift stalk is stock, but it will be replaced.The steering wheel and hardware is from Forever Sharp. The small switches on the lower portion are trick halo LED units. The larger is a master that is always hot, which controls power to the other two which control the fog lights and undercarriage LED orange glow strip.I wired it that way so both of those could be on without the key if I desire. If I get a minute I'll do my best to take a shot of the whole thing at night when it is lit up.

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Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763122
July 02nd 2020 3:52 pm
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Looking great!


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Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763159
July 02nd 2020 10:40 pm
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Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763166
July 03rd 2020 10:47 am
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Man that is looking great!!!


Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763198
July 03rd 2020 10:19 pm
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Leakbox. That is such a great transition. I will definitely hit you up for your connections when I finally get a project. It's awesome looking.

Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: SDMickey] #763398
July 09th 2020 4:07 pm
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Mickey....let's GET YOU ONE FIRST ASAP!!!!!

Re: Making her first "public" appearance [Re: Leakbox] #763416
July 10th 2020 2:14 am
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I hear you my friend. Look forward to more pics!

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