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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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1967 Biscayne radio delete plate question

My 67 Biscayne is a 9600 mile drag car and is really pretty virgin cosmetically and has a radio delete plate pictured. But this plate is different then the ones I see reproduced for these cars. The car is so unmolested I find it hard to believe someone got a incorrect plate and stuck it in there. FWIW I have a build sheet to verify the radio delete. The plate is near mint, the restoration gods may strike me dead but I am customizing the dash and getting rid of the instrument bezel and delete plate.




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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 11:49 AM
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Johnny have you considered pulling the dash as a unit and using the factory dash as a template constructing your own custom dash from rods and flat plate? This was a very common task undertaken by rod builders from the days of lead sleds (called that because of all of the lead melted into the tunneled, Frenched, or chopped and sectioned cars they built back in the days before plastic body filler was invented). If nothing else you can strip it of things you do not want in your car and make a Plaster of Paris mold to make your own dash out of fiberglass. Keep the mold and you can pull multiple copies in case you change your mind on your design (or lay up some carbon fiber which acts and behaves like fiberglass it just costs a lot more).

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2014, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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We want to keep the exterior and interior orignalish. I selected some gauges that are kind of retro but stylish, I need to incorporate A/C vents.

I am going to sell the cluster out of this car and get another that is not so nice seeing as I am going to molest the cluster, someone restoring a car will appreciate it. Then I will do a fill plate, and put the American Muscle gauges in the 3 large holes and do vertical A/C vents at either end where the small gauges reside now.





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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Got the dash done. Changed to a factory tilt and wood wheel. Saved the original panel and radio delete plate and rolled a new panel for the Vintage Air Controller and Stereo. I was able to find a factory A/C dash needed recovered, I found a factory passenger vent and opted for 2 vents for the driver in the dash bezel. I love it.

For the restoration guys that will freak over me molesting a 9600 mile car. Today I listed the original parts I removed, the dash pad, steering column, steering wheel, door panels, gauges, radio delete, all on Ebay. So someone can preserve their car now.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Also finished the stereo install and trunk closeout. My friend I am doing this for is the worlds biggest Rolling Stone fan. The car is named Satisfaction! We made the tongue from red, white and black carpet all individual cut and inserted into one another.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 08:01 AM
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I like that 4 in 1 gauge. Nice work
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 03:36 PM
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I like the red box out in the trunk, did you buy it or build it?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2014, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Trunk is all custom built using 1/4" oak, resin coated then wrapped.
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