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Fiberglass dash help.

I couldn't decide how I was going to construct a custom dash for the rambler and didn't want to do one from scratch, so I purchased a fiberglass dash designed to fit s10 chevy trucks. So far so good it looks as though I'll have enough room to put everything behind it, and it shouldn't look to bad when finished.

The only problems are, the ends are a little too long so they need to be removed and new ones made. I also need to figure out how to tie in the top of the dash. I have no fiberglass experience and am a bit concerned as to how I'll make and attach the new ends to the dash so it is seamless and not prone to cracking.

Also, I could use suggestions on anchor points under the dash. I only have two at this time and I know I need more, but I have a large amount of hardware to fit in this area.

I'm two years into this car so far and have tackled some big challenges, but this one I'm not sure about and I don't want to screw this up, so any help would be appreciated.
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1) on making that a bit shorter which is a good thing if you neatly cut a verticle cut on each side and remove the amount needed to be taken off and then rough the back side and lay some cloth and resin on the backside to make it oone piece again..

2) On the left side looks like there are some guage recesses that may need to either be filled or redone depending on what you are doing there..Sorry makes it a bit tougher butr doable..

3) Since this is a competion style car I am going to suggest welding some tabs so you can use some of the self drilling screws to fasten the dash in place..Those tabs will take a bit of planning as to just where they may need to be..one can always use some screws with nice heads if you like..


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