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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#31 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 07, 2012 2:44 pm

I was, I changed my mind. Got nervous about a rock getting kicked up and knocking a hole in it, or something like that since it was directly in line with the tires.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#32 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon May 07, 2012 2:49 pm

That makes sense.
It looks good the way you got it. :thumb:

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#33 Post by gearjammer » Thu May 10, 2012 11:06 am

Looking good John
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#34 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 14, 2012 12:02 pm

Thanks Phil - Here's what we got done this weekend, slow but steady progress -
http://www.johnheard.com/wiring-begins- ... -installed

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#35 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:27 am

Hey John,

How's the progress on Blue coming along?

Back to the question of the dash cover, did you get it on yet?

I'm tinkering with the idea of installing an aluminum dashboard or keep the stock look and use a dash cover, like the kind you got.

$300 for a new dash pad really has me not wanting to buy a stock pad, but I like the stock look and I can get a dash cover for under $80. But the aluminum dash only costs $140 with a gauge panel and that also has me thinking????
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#36 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:39 am

I'm doing wiring right now, making progress on that. I've been putting off the dash cover project as it looks to be a pain in the butt.

My personal opinion is a flat sheet aluminum dash looks like crap, reminds me of a dirt track car... Each to his own though.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#37 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:48 am

I know, I've been thinking that I kept it as much as stock as possible and would the aluminum dash ruin the theme,
but I also like the fact that I can remove the whole panel to do wiring, if needed and would eliminate more damage to my head!

But $300 for a dash is a lot of money....
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#38 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:57 am

I would assume you can have your current one recovered with something, or use the dash cover for a LOT less then $300.

Let me put it this way, we've gonna all take turns kicking you if you cut the dash out and put a sheet of aluminum in there... lol

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#39 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:51 pm

That's one problem, the dash pad was so meshed up, it got thrown out about 15 years ago.

Yeah, your right, I probably would be crucified for one, owning a Camaro and two, putting in the aluminum dash.

I'm starting to see the light :smt002
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#40 Post by John_Heard » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:54 pm

Back on the ground again...

Everything is done for the most part under the car now, wiring is about 90% done - getting close to wrapping that up.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#41 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:11 am

That is one awesome looking car.
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#42 Post by MOKANRACER » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:55 am

Yes it is. I got to stop over and take a look. John Had the carpet about finished as well.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#43 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:44 am

John,

Am I correct in what I read on your site, that your car is street legal?
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#44 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:57 am

That might be debatable, but it is tagged, licensed and insured. Street practical, no, not something to drive to the dairy queen..

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#45 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:24 am

How in the world is that license plate legal :smt005
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