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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 am

Nice trim work! How long did it take?
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Post by tropdeprojet on Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:08 am

thatfnthing wrote:Nice trim work! How long did it take?

About one hour per foot.
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Post by tropdeprojet on Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:59 pm

A little news, it's been a while!

Restored dash;
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Black bed trim;
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New windshield;
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New headliner;

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New carpet;
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Painted interior trims;
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Overhall;
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I have some finishing work to do. I have winter to be ready for the next season.
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Post by Poncho Villa on Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:28 pm

That's outstanding!

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Post by g3chevy on Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:46 pm

Your Sprint turned out great! Love the colors you used. I see you are using a late model steering column. How much work was that to install?
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Post by tropdeprojet on Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:37 pm

g3chevy wrote:Your Sprint turned out great! Love the colors you used. I see you are using a late model steering column. How much work was that to install?

Thank you G3chevy!

It's been a while since I did this part. I simply adapted parts of a 05 Silverado column at the end of the column and kept the original stearing. I remember that everything was pretty simple. GM did not change much between 75 and 05!
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Post by impalamonte on Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:48 am

Tropdeproject......Give us some details on that final dash covering !! Who , how , materials.

Earlier in your thread we saw you working the "raw" dash before final result.
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Post by tropdeprojet on Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:43 pm

impalamonte wrote:Tropdeproject......Give us some details on that final dash covering !!  Who , how , materials.

Earlier in your thread we saw you working the "raw" dash before final result.

I removed with a knife all "pop-up" cracks. Fill the cracks with Bondo. Solidified everything with 2-3 layers of fiberglass and patch the speaker hole at the same time. I then sanded everything.

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Upholstery;

I am lucky to have a father who had for 40 years his upholstery shop.
-Cover everything with 1/4 inch foam.
-We used motorcycle, ATV, cars and boat upholstery material. It's look the same than leather but it is really easy to stretch and has a very good UV resistance.

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I really like to put a personal custom touch on what i make. Here, I made a black brushed stainless steel insert.

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This winter, we will do the same work on the door, seats and the center console. The stainless steel insert, will come back in the doors and the center console.
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