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Old 02-02-2010, 09:53 AM
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Don't like my trunk, so I need help

I am doing my '67 Nova interior all stock, but I really don't like the look of the stock trunk area. So my plan is to build my own panels, and make it look like it coulda been right in '67 matching the interior. Nothing wild, hopefully use stock like materials (vinyl,and carpet). I am pretty sure I can somewhat replicate a door panel look for my side panels as the '67 was pretty simple.

My question is what do I use to frame (not sure if frame is the right word) all this in, what kind of wood if you use wood etc. I had a article on custom interiors but of course I cannot find it now. I had plans on doing the whole interior on my own, but the seats look like too much for me to do right now. So stock SS interior it is, but I would like to some of my own work and make it look a bit different than everybody elses Nova.


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You can make the frames out of 7/16" OSB or 1/4" plywood and 3/4" thick lumber at the corners and edges. To reduce weight, cut out large openings in the OSB or plywood. It will be covered with the upholstered panels anyway.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:08 PM
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Ok thanks for the help.



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Did you ever get your panels completed?

I just finished making panels for my 68 Chevelle and they turned out absolutely beautiful. This was the first time that I had done anything like this, but it was quite simple, as long as you have the basic tools and resources. Not to mention, it was very inexpensive.

A local shop quoted me $750 which is why I decided to do it myself. I am glad I decided to do them myself and save A LOT of money. Not sure they could have done a better job.

I would be happy to share some information with you, if you still need help.

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Renfroe do you have any pictures of the finished trunk?
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I just added more photo's to my gallery and included these.

Please take a look and let me know what you think. The last thing to do is mount my nitrous bottle in the middle of the floor.

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I just looked at your pictures. You did a very nice neat job on your trunk. That looks excellent.
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Thanks.

This was done with 1/2 OSB and everything is a press fit. No screws or velcro is required and they can easily be removed.

The panels interlock with each other and there are "stops" added to each corresponding panel, so each panel has an exact position and there are no alignment issues. When installed, the panels are always square and straight, without measuring or "tweaking" their final positions.
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I just looked at your pictures. You did a very nice neat job on your trunk. That looks excellent.
Just wandering>>>>>>>what do guys usually do about coving the sheet metal around the trunk latch?

As you can see by my pictures, it would look even better is the metal around the trunk latch was not visible.

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The trunk looks fantastic, very nice and clean!
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Just wandering>>>>>>>what do guys usually do about coving the sheet metal around the trunk latch?

As you can see by my pictures, it would look even better is the metal around the trunk latch was not visible.

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About the only thing you can do is to make some kind of temporary cover than you put over the latch area when the trunk lid is open. Like a plug that fits down into the latch opening.
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