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Old 12-26-2017, 09:47 PM   #226
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Re: Putting Camaro front in 55 second gen

Really like the how that park break set up worked out! I'm looking at doing the same.
Dies look great too.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:55 PM   #227
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Really like the how that park break set up worked out! I'm looking at doing the same.
Dies look great too.
I stole the park brake idea from Orrieg . I only shortened it for my taste.

Link to his build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=233305
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:37 PM   #228
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I stole the park brake idea from Orrieg . I only shortened it for my taste.

Link to his build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=233305
Thanks, I knew I had seen it before somewhere. Great Mod for sure.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:38 PM   #229
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I fitted and welded my cab corners, I will have to say, they are not easy. I ended up cutting a few inches of the bottom of the inner cab corners off, to keep the water trap problem out. The best way to get the ouuters to fit was to butt weld them. I did put a 3/4 inch "backer" behind it. Now Im where you are at with the poor fitment of the rocker edge. I may get it close and call it good. It is kind of a rat rod...

Got the last seat belt mount tab welded in too!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #230
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Dash extension about done. The lt emboss is for the parking brake release. There will be a A/C vent next to it. The center piece will have 3 A/C vents and two embossed areas for the fresh air vent pull cables. I trimmed everything close the allowed for a rubber gasket on each end and around the column. Time to take this thing all apart and do some grinding and get the bottom and firewall all painted up! I'll post some more pics up when I get the cab back on the frame.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:45 PM   #231
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Looking Good! I like the Dash Extension, Nice pictures of Cab Corners they help someone that will have to do their own.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:06 PM   #232
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Thank you, believe it or not, I beat that dash extension over a piece of pipe with a block of wood to get the radius at the bottom. I got tired of waiting on the sheet metal shop to fab me one up...
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:25 AM   #233
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cool dash,
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:17 AM   #234
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Thank you, believe it or not, I beat that dash extension over a piece of pipe with a block of wood to get the radius at the bottom. I got tired of waiting on the sheet metal shop to fab me one up...
Dave, love the look of your dash extension. Would appreciate any info or pics of how you fab'd yours. Great work!

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Old 01-13-2018, 12:28 PM   #235
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Dave, love the look of your dash extension. Would appreciate any info or pics of how you fab'd yours. Great work!

Cheers, Jim
Thank you guys, here is a drawing of what I did. The glove compartment will be completely bolted on and non-functional. I will end up making some brackets to stiffen it up some and welded to the back. (2nd pic) I used a bunch of the factory holes in the original dash to bolt the lower on. I had to drill one one the far right side and that was it.

Let me know if this makes since.

3rd and 4th pic, trying to decide on square or round vents? Im kind of partial to the square...
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:29 PM   #236
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Thanks for the info. With the roundness of everything else, I would initially sat the rounds would look better, but they're too big. I think an oval or rounded corner rectangle would look best. Just my thoughts.

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Old 01-17-2018, 02:26 PM   #237
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Wow!! That lower Dash portion came out great. I've been wanting to do that as well.
Cab corner looks like it came out really good.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:49 PM   #238
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Wow!! That lower Dash portion came out great. I've been wanting to do that as well.
Cab corner looks like it came out really good.
You may be in luck! I got a extra un cut piece to do another dash....
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