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Old 01-21-2020, 01:30 AM   #101
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Re: Project: '72 Family Hauler

Nice rig, I will keep watching!

I know this is not what you have planned, but if this was my rig I would cut the dash the rest of the way and put an aftermarket radio in it. If you have ever pulled the radio out of one of these trucks you will know why, there is not much room up there (especially with A/C). However if you have your heart set on a factory style radio I would recommend trying to fix the existing sheetmetal. Would be good practice, and if you screw up, you cut it out and weld the new one in.
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:23 PM   #102
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I have learned that the one thing I am not is a metal fabricator. But all in all this has been good practice. With a little more grinding and shaping around the holes I think it will be good enough. Part of me would like to just paint the radio section and blend it in with the original paint, and part of me would like to just go ahead and paint the whole dash but I’m concerned the shiny paint won’t quite fit the rest of this project.

On a happier note, the headers came in and they fit quite well!
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:44 AM   #103
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Finally finished up the dash repair. It’s ready for a skim coat and some paint.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:02 PM   #104
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Finally finished up the dash repair. It’s ready for a skim coat and some paint.
Nice work, little paint and know one will ever know
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:18 PM   #105
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Solid work!
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:12 AM   #106
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Finally finished up the dash repair. It’s ready for a skim coat and some paint.
What did you use to grind your welds down in the small space like that. Id have grind marks all over if I tried that. You did a really nice job.
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