As I stated in another thread I decided to make a new dash instead of using the stock one. I have the tools and materials to make either one and would like some opinions. Here's a photo of the cardboard mockup.
We were discussing that the other day, and it certainly will make things a lot easier. I have some small dzus fastners to use, dash could be removed in less than a minute.ByronRACE said:I'd probably build it out of aluminum; and design it in such a way that the gauge and switch panels can remain while the rest of the dashboard can be removed. This way, you can install and service the gauges, and the dash simply becomes a valance.
I agree totally.BuddyThomas said:Doug, a fiberglass that can be removed ( one or two piece) will be the best way to go. Mount the gauges on a pod so that they stay and the dash come out. Like this https://www.skinnykidracecars.com/v/adrian_duron/100_0686.JPG.html If you look you will see that the dask goes over the pod. We have done dashes just about everway that you can think of. The pod,with a removeable fiberglass dash works the best. Will cost a little bit more but no more working under the dash. Maintance will be a whole lot easly to do.
Thanks and knock on wood :!: I’m confident the car will be done but I don’t know if I’ll have the funds for the trip and I still don’t have a bigger truck to pull it that far.Fordtek1 said:looks great. I can't wait to see your car at the bash this year