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Old 09-12-2003, 09:25 PM
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Sheetmetal?

DOes anyone know where the best place to purchase sheetmetal is at? I mean, in Lowes or a junkyard or ....I am at a loss of trying to find any with excluding the yellow pages.
I am remodifying my dashboard in my 85 Monte Carlo SS. I have the Dash out and just need to get my Tach and Speedo and sheetmetal. I already have the fiberglass and resin.
I just dnt want to go searching in all the wrong places tomorrow.
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Old 09-13-2003, 12:57 AM
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Visit one of your local body shops.

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Old 09-13-2003, 01:09 AM
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I use a local industrial overstock resale place here in town. On any given day I can find anything from grain elevator motors to E series printers. They have a section of the place just for new raw stock metals and new industrial cutoffs.

Check for someplace like that in the phonebook. Prices are great!!
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I thank you for your responses, I have devised another way.
I started building my dash board using thick galvanized roofing metal and fiberglass. It turned out good. All I have to do is bondo, sand and paint.
I also found an old dryer down the street and cut the side panels off. I am going to use one for the trunk and another where the a/c unit used to be. I think I am all set so far. Atleast till the next time. hehe
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Old 09-14-2003, 04:30 PM
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My dashboard did not turn out as well as I had expected!

I was building it inside the car, to be permanetly attached. The fibeglass made the metal I used strong, and I put a few layers of Bondo over that. The bondo took alot of sanding and still is not perfect. I am going to search for 1/8 inch rubber foam pads, to adhesive over the bondo.
I am going to install the gauges before I get the pad so the gauge will be set back in a little. I think it should look alright, almost like a real race car.
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I am remodifying my dashboard in my 85 Monte Carlo SS. I have the Dash out and just need to get my Tach and Speedo and sheetmetal. I already have the fiberglass and resin.
I just dnt want to go searching in all the wrong places tomorrow.

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That sure doesn't look like an '85 Monte SS to me but maybe it's just the color throwing it off.

As far as sheetmetal, check your local heating contractors. They carry all type of sheetmetal and usually will sell you what you need or will turn you on to where they purchase it.

Kevin
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Old 09-15-2003, 04:21 PM
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My camera is not working so I put a pic of my 91 bird.
Sweet machine!
I also found an easier way, rather than sheetmetal.
I cut off the sides of an old dryer and painted them black. They are going to be used in the trunk and where the A/c used to be on the firewall.
It is some thick metal and should work better than sheetmetal. Thanks for all the input.
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