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Old 06-12-2005, 05:12 PM
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Need to find Interior Piece

My 83 Chevy truck I want the dash to look like the first attachment but the only company that I have found that makes it wants 250 bucks!!!! I was wondering if anyone has seen one for cheaper. My second question is the billet piece that you can buy does not look like it is the same as all of the billet interior pieces that you can buy any where are they all the same or will they be different. Because the one in the first piece looks different than the one in the second pic. And all of the billet accessories that I have found do not look like they are the same. Maybe it is the lighting?? Any thoughts

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I am thinking that the 1st picture is of a homemade piece. The guages do not angle up at the driver, so I figure it is jusr a piece of aluminum with the holes drilled out.

The 2nd piece looks like a replacement plastic piece.

If that $200 includes guages, I would snap it up...................
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I am thinking that the 1st picture is of a homemade piece. The guages do not angle up at the driver, so I figure it is just a piece of aluminum with the holes drilled out.

The 2nd piece looks like a replacement plastic piece.

If that $200 includes gages, I would snap it up...................

No gages just the billet aluminum piece
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LMCTruck.com check out their catalog, I have seen it in there for about 60 bucks I think. Ive also seen them on ebay for about the same price and sometimes cheaper. The one in the picture looks like it is custom made. I have an 86' like yours, there are other places that I have seen that carry them, but I can't think of any of the places at the moment.


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Old 06-13-2005, 01:57 AM
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I can find the billet dash for original gauges but I can't find one with 5" holes already cut. Is it hard to cut billet aluminum and have it look good
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Covan Classic has the panel with or without instruments they are not cheap though.
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Do you mean that you want a billet peice so you can put aftermarket gauges in it? I may have been thinking wrong then. But I don't see why you would have a hard time putting aftermarket gauges in the peice. Widening them out shouldn't be hard either, just use like a dremel or drill with a grinding stone. Itll only look good as good of a job as you do.


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Covan is a abs plastic and I want the interior to be billet and covans said that it would not match I found a billet dash insert but I will have to wide the holes from 4 1/2 to 4 5/8 which should not be hard the piece I found was 90 buck which beats covans 250.
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Where did you find it for 90 bucks? just curious as I have a 86' like yours and have been looking to get a dash insert like that. Except Im not sure If I want to put in new gauges like that yet or not.


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On classic industries it is just to billet dash trim piece on page 95. It will have to be moded but that should no be to bad.
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Hey alf, a little late but but I found exactly what your talking about. Covan's classic already has those billet peices for that size gauges, they even have sets with the peice and autometer gauges all in one package. The prices are pretty steep for the sets, but Ill look into it more and see if it is cheaper to put togather a set rather than buy them all togather.
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I already found that the dash piece is plastic no billet alum.
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Even the one that says is aluminum? I guess its that fake type of aluminum like on some of the orignals. Oh well.


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What about LMC. Don't they carry aluminum? And if you find one and the holes need opened up, I can get it done for you but it will cost for shipping.

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