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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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Old 01-26-2018, 09:53 PM   #239
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Some shtf boxes added to the step area, also will hold some 6.5 midbass drivers. Getting everything blasted and sanded for paint.

Im going to weld bond a outter skin on these after I get everything epoxied and seam sealed.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:54 PM   #240
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Going back on the frame tomorrow! Good feeling!
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:50 PM   #242
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Thanks Kim! You been putting any time in yours?

That moment you realize that 2 years of making part and modifying every damn part starts to pay off!
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:54 PM   #243
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Hey that lower dash extension looks great.

I have been thinking about that for quit a while also! I really don’t want to cut up my virgin dash for air conditioning vents.

I would be willing to pay you for a blank one if you could produce another one.

Good job.

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Old 02-15-2018, 03:53 PM   #244
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Nice Progress!!! Looks awesome!
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:26 PM   #245
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Hey that lower dash extension looks great.

I have been thinking about that for quit a while also! I really donít want to cut up my virgin dash for air conditioning vents.

I would be willing to pay you for a blank one if you could produce another one.

Good job.
I have a few I made...
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:08 AM   #246
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Re: Putting Camaro front in 55 second gen

Well if you are willing to part with one; how much would you need and how can we ship to me in Arizona and what is the best method of payment?

I am in Arizona for another 3 or 4 weeks and then back up to Alberta. Once back home we could ship to Montana and I can run down and pick it up.

Whatever is best for you!
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Well if you are willing to part with one; how much would you need and how can we ship to me in Arizona and what is the best method of payment?

I am in Arizona for another 3 or 4 weeks and then back up to Alberta. Once back home we could ship to Montana and I can run down and pick it up.

Whatever is best for you!
Shoot me a pm...

If you be real nice to Vintage air, they will sell you one of these plenums with 4 hose ends and vents that will go right into the dash with hose ends on them !
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:41 AM   #248
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How did you make the recessed holes for the vent rods?
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:07 PM   #249
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Check out post 223. I made some dies and pressed them in using a shop press.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:49 AM   #250
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Thanks, I just went back and cought up.
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