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Old 07-09-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Check out this custom dash

So I got sick of looking at that plastic dash pad... Went to my local lumber mill and grabbed a nice piece of walnut for $30 and hand made this dash... more pics of it installed once the poly dries!
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:55 PM   #2
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now that's different. would like to see it installed. that might look good with all the woodgrain on a Cheyenne super.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:57 PM   #3
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now that's different. would like to see it installed. that might look good with all the woodgrain on a Cheyenne super.
Doing a walnut veneer on the glove box and the headliner too
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:53 AM   #4
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:46 AM   #5
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Looking forward to seeing that.. pretty cool
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:26 PM   #6
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Looks really nice. Interested in seeing it installed. Also want to see the rest done.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:02 PM   #7
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I'm in to see install. Looks cool.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:10 PM   #8
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very nice..
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:14 PM   #9
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Can't wait to see it installed, never thought of that.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:27 PM   #10
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That's going to be nice. Cant wait to see it installed.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:29 PM   #11
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It's cool and all ,BUT you have to remember that small dash PAD is the only thing in these trucks to keep your head from bashing into solid steel and glass if you unfortunately have a crash and if your still running just the original lap belts ...Well... in these days of everyone being used to airbags it's a whole lot different back in the day when these trucks were new when even a slow speed accident left the driver and passengers with serious injuries from bashing their face on the steering wheel or the dash If they were even wearing a seat belt. 67-72 is when all the safety equipment started showing up in the trucks
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:05 PM   #12
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looking forward to finished pics
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:03 PM   #13
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Okay, here it is installed with the new walnut steering wheel. I am also going to put a real walnut veneer on the glove box, which I think will really tie it all together
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:15 PM   #14
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Looks great!
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:39 PM   #15
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Just gotta say Wow! Outstanding!
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:24 PM   #16
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Super nice!
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:39 PM   #17
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Nice!
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:53 PM   #18
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I have to admit, it looks nicer than I thought it would. Don't worry about the lack of padding, the steering wheel will break your head first. Personally, I've yet to see a homemade veneer on the glovebox door or instrument cluster that doesn't look hideous. Might not be a bad idea to leave it just like it is now. But ya never know... I guess if you don't like it once you've made it - you don't have to install it. In other words, I think the steering wheel and pad tie things together nicely already - perhaps more isn't better in this case. Now... Cheyenne/Cheyenne Super woodgrain door panels might be a good idear.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:08 PM   #19
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I am also going to put a real walnut veneer on the glove box, which I think will really tie it all together
Why stop there?
You might as well put the veneer on the radio delete plate and the ash tray.

Looks amazing!
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:12 PM   #20
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Well... in these days of everyone being used to airbags it's a whole lot different back in the day when these trucks were new when even a slow speed accident left the driver and passengers with serious injuries from bashing their face on the steering wheel or the dash If they were even wearing a seat belt. 67-72 is when all the safety equipment started showing up in the trucks
People also drove more carefully, the roads were not as packed and who needs safety equipment anyhow?

People also drove while drinking with minimal fear of losing your license!

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:24 PM   #21
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I like It.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:08 AM   #22
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I like it too. It kind of has a marine feel to it. I like what Jocko said... its true, our faces will have a steering wheel imprint first so whats the difference. I also agree with the home made wood dash and glovebox doors, turrible, just turrible! My 2 cents is only worth 1 cent so don't pay attention to me. Anyways, kudos for the idea and craftsmanship. Its the only one I've ever seen.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:22 AM   #23
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Why stop there?
You might as well put the veneer on the radio delete plate and the ash tray.

Looks amazing!
Freaking Awesome! That is a very fine job, why not veener the instrument cluster? That would tie the glove box together.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:39 AM   #24
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Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

I think I will just make the veneer for the glove box for now and temporarily tack it up there to see what it looks like. I also agree with Jocko that a poorly done veneer job could look hideous, but if done right, with real walnut and cut right, with some light poly, she could look great.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:35 PM   #25
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I really like the topper that might look good with the dash in my '67. I used a piece of oak laminate floor covering on my ash tray. and a previous owner had made the other dash pieces (oak, I think) I restored it a few years back and added new (blue)Sunpro gauges and Tach, but my old tower crashed and I lost all the pictures I took.
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