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Old 08-15-2010, 09:31 PM   #26
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Re: My 86 build

good looking truck man like the ling bed
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:58 PM   #27
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nice job on the dash how exactly did you do it. did you use fleece or did you use the chop mat?
Thanks....I used a woven fiberglass cloth, I think it's used for boat repair, came in like a 4x6 sheet, about $35. I tried the fiberglass mat, too hard to keep lying flat always wanted to clump up when brushing on the resin. The weaved mat stayed flat and flowed with the contours of the dash, and soaked up the resin easily... It almost looked like it was carbon fiber when I was done. I even thought of painting it faux carbon fiber......
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:02 PM   #28
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good looking truck man like the ling bed
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:33 AM   #29
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Re: My 86 build

Dash is sweet for sure. My Charger dash is cracked..never thought about glass. Will see how it goes.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #30
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Yeah..I'm glad I did it now, it wasn't too hard to do just took some time, and I had lots of that... I have a little over $100 bucks in it, and well worth it IMO. It should look even better when painted.....My buddys charger's dash is probably in the same shape as yours. I'll likely end up doing it for him, it will be easy its only a small strip across the top
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:00 AM   #31
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With all the talk of the square body gauge pillar's you could mold your gauges in your dash..??
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:23 AM   #32
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looking good
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:51 AM   #33
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Wow! Awesome job on that dash!
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:53 PM   #34
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With all the talk of the square body gauge pillar's you could mold your gauges in your dash..??
I thought about molding some pods in the dash for air guages and such, but I think i'm goin with the smoothed look.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:57 PM   #35
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Wow! Awesome job on that dash!
Thanks....it stll needs some work tho....
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:10 PM   #36
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How much did you lower it the first time around? or did you go straight to bags ? I am running the same rims and i think mine looks a bit too tall. Where in ontario are you located ? cant wait to see it with the new rims.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #37
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How much did you lower it the first time around? or did you go straight to bags ? I am running the same rims and i think mine looks a bit too tall. Where in ontario are you located ? cant wait to see it with the new rims.
I did the flip in the back, 3" drop spindles and cut the coils in the front. I think I cut a full coil off. that gave me roughly a 4.5/6" drop. I knew I wanted to bag it anyway so I wasn't about to waste money on lowering coils....I live in a little ****hole town west of Ottawa....Yeah I can't wait either 2-3 more weeks hopefully and they will be here
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:37 PM   #38
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" trying to paint a cat. "

That cracks me up. Truck looks good, nice tail gate work too. On the dash did you just scratch up the vinyl or did you go down to the foam padding before adding the cloth and resin? You may have developed the last fix for these cracked dashes.

I'm originally from southern Ontario, (now in BC). I have to admire anyone that takes on rust in Ontario.

Currently looking here for a short wide 4x4 driver, most here are flogged pretty hard in the mud.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:24 PM   #39
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" trying to paint a cat. "

That cracks me up. Truck looks good, nice tail gate work too. On the dash did you just scratch up the vinyl or did you go down to the foam padding before adding the cloth and resin? You may have developed the last fix for these cracked dashes.

I'm originally from southern Ontario, (now in BC). I have to admire anyone that takes on rust in Ontario.

Currently looking here for a short wide 4x4 driver, most here are flogged pretty hard in the mud.
Thanks bro....no I left the vinyl on and just roughed it up with the sander to give the resin some bite....well It worked for me, no way I was paying that much money for a new dashpad, and the cheaper ones are just that...cheap!
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:08 PM   #40
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Just got word today that my wheels will be 4-6 weeks from now.Turns out the order was missplaced. It took two weeks to find this out?....oh well more time to save $$.
....thinking of going with nitto nt555's 295/45/zr18 and 245/45/zr18 just wondering if the 45 series is "too" low profile....i like a bit of sidewall!
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #41
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I had plans to work on my truck this weekend, but i'm being kidnapped and forced to go to "mopar-fest" against my will!...maybe get somethin done sunday.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #42
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I survived moparfest....lots of cool cars tho....got some looks at some tires, and some connections for ls1 swap!...at a dodge show, who knew?
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:15 PM   #43
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I had thought bout glass'n my dash, after see'n yours I'm definatly go'n to now. the tail looks good too ! good job on all of it !
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #44
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Hey man, what did you do for the cracks on the dash? Mine pop up like hell, did you sand it all flat then do it? Just curious cause this looks WAY better then buying a stock looking one.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #45
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Hey man, what did you do for the cracks on the dash? Mine pop up like hell, did you sand it all flat then do it? Just curious cause this looks WAY better then buying a stock looking one.
I just broke off piece's of the vinyl till the dash was somewhat level around the cracks and just roughed up the surface to make the resin stick, and wiped everything with wax and grease remover. The speaker holes were all busted out so I covered them up with some aluminum tape, and where the trim piece was, I cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the opening and taped it in. I also made piece to fit where the VIN number opening is to make the defrost vents look the same and save some work.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:23 PM   #46
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I had thought bout glass'n my dash, after see'n yours I'm definatly go'n to now. the tail looks good too ! good job on all of it !
Thanks....I definately recommend trying it!...like I said I had nothing to loose, my dash was cracked and split, and a replacement was too expensive and this way it gives it a custom look.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #47
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I can't take all the credit, This is where I got the idea from....
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:07 AM   #48
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Somebody needs to do a how-to on fiberglassing the dash!
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #49
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.......wish that I would've taken more pics when I was doing it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:59 PM   #50
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That looks sweet! I like the dash. How long did it take?
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