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Bonneville462 02-02-2012 03:20 AM

Brushed Aluminum lower dash insert..
 
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I want to remove the non operational radio and heater controls from my lower dash. Where the wood veneer is now (photo)..

Who can I get to make me a 30" x 2" thin piece of brushed aluminum plate?

Thank you,
Jeff

OneMoreTime 02-02-2012 06:55 AM

What you can do is get a piece of aluminum flashing from the lumber yard and chuck a wire wheel in your drill motor and voila brushed aluminum..some good quality snips and now you have the piece you need..simple enough to do..BTW most of us make as many as many parts as we can as we are hotrodders..

Sam

stich626 02-02-2012 07:06 AM

can't tell from the photo if that area is part of the rest of the chrome above it. is that seperate? if so.. why not remove it. and make a panel out of sheet steal and paint it to match the blue, making the lower part of the chrome dash a straight line.. cleaning up the look,,
the brushed alum will make it look like something is missing..

Bonneville462 02-02-2012 04:24 PM

Thanks for the responses..

The wood grain is connected to the upper finned chrome section. I like the idea of painting it blue to match the lower dash.. I see what you mean about it matching and looking like something missing... Thanks!

Bonneville462 03-12-2013 06:26 AM

I ended up using a piece of hvac duct from Home Depot and brushing it with steel wool... Good enough for now. I want to use something thicker later on.. The stuff I used about 30 gauge and flimsy. I used black silicone for adheasive...

I like the simpler dash layout..

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/memb...+pontiac.html?

OneMoreTime 03-12-2013 07:40 AM

If you make a new one you can contact cement the thin stuff to a backer plate and go that way if you wish..

Sam

Bradley01 03-16-2013 10:19 AM

hmm nice interior... and the dash is looking super clean. I guess you work hard on this dash because as its shining, looks like a brand new car.. Thanks for sharing these photos..Nice work

Bonneville462 03-16-2013 11:06 AM

Thanks for the kind words...

I just had the lower dash painted last year, that's why it looks so nice...

Bradley01 03-18-2013 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Bradley01 (Post 1657282)
hmm nice interior... and the dash is looking super clean. I guess you work hard on this dash because as its shining, looks like a brand new car.. Thanks for sharing these photos..Nice work


Your welcome bro

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T Evans 03-20-2013 12:35 PM

I've used a exterior door kick plate from Home Depot. They come in brass, brushed aluminum, brushed nickle, and some others. It runs about $12 to $35. Good luck, Tom


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