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Old 08-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Built a Fiberglass Dash

Made this a while back. I unfortunately don't have finished installed pics or anything, but where there were big holes (like for the speakers) i made a frame out of wood and wrapped it with grille cloth.

anyways heres the pics:





after smoothing out all of the cracked stuff and filling it with some kitty hair and priming it.




and after fiberglass resin and filler, and lots and lots of sanding. and paint.

I know the paint isn't anywhere near perfect but i tried (first paint job ever!)









Everyone always asked me if it gave a glare because of the sun or whatever but I never had a problem.

Thanks for looking feel free to comment!!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

That looks like a job well done to me. Very nice!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

Awesome! I want to do this to mine also because mines has cracks, do you have any instructions or tips??
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Hey man,that looks great!! Awesome!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

Looks like it came out pretty good to me i bet it looks even better in the truck.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:56 PM   #6
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

DUDE... you got skills.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #7
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Shweet! Now that you went to the work of making the mold you should take orders.
Soon, you'll (hopefully) be rich.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #8
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

Like it.....that's a lot of sanding...
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:41 AM   #9
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

I was hoping someone would post something like this soon because I need to do it to mine! The paint looks great I woul love to see what it looks like in the truck!!!
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

That looks great, no more dash cracking.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #11
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That thing looks awesome!
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

I did the same with my old dash pad....pretty easy, just takes alotta time and patience...
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #13
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

It was a fun project and I recommend anybody get out and try it. I think my next one may be sheetmetal. But if not, I know i could fiberglass one lol
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

Mos?
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #15
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

I was a 63B. I was in from 2004 -2008. been a while now but I still work in Fayetteville (right next to bragg) and I enjoy helping soldiers out when I can.

Thanks!
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

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DUDE... you got skills.
I agree. Wish I was that good with fiberglass. Having seen yours, I don't think I can talk trash about fiberglass dashes anymore. But, most other people's look like poop.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #17
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Re: Built a Fiberglass Dash

I'll be honest, during the build it did look like poop. lol. but being my first experience with fiberglass I would just recommend that people practice practice practice.

Get out there and try it!!!! nervous? what do you have to lose, 90% of our trucks probably have broken cracked dashes anyways.

if you're using fiberglass chop mat, remember to dab dab dab, you will not brush resin onto chop mat. pour a little on, cut your bristles on your brush just a little bit shorter (paint brush) then dab the crap out of it until there are no more air bubbles, and repeat until desired strength or thickness.

if you guys have any questions feel free to pm me or reply on here.
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