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Simple and cheap dash--done

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    This dash cost me $30 in material and sawzall blades. It is simple and strong. It aims right up at my eyes and I have the entire area to work with. I thought I would throw this out incase anyone is pondering the thought. I have some pictures of the support braces I welded in on my website...I didnt want to overload the pictures section on my CK5 gallery. I am cutting out the holes for the defrost and I am going to cover it in dark grey carpeting to cover the blemishes.

    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albur19/aah


    http://home.mchsi.com/~brent795/wsb/html/view.cgi-photos.html-MerchantID-1118-Publish-t-makestatic-true-skip-10.html


    Brent
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cool stuff! Is your truck a trail only rig? I was wondering what you did with the VIN plate that normally resides on the dash skeleton?

    Rene
     
  3. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I kept the vin plate and I am going to attach it to the new dash as I do drive this on the city streets...good idea I better do that today too...
     
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    LOL...I have two VIN plates on my truck. The correct one on the dash and the 'incorrect' one on the door pillar that I never removed from the rear half of a Blazer I spliced onto my truck. I had forgotten about it completely until I went for my annual emissions test. The guy opened my door and started trying to compare my VIN to my papers.../forums/images/icons/crazy.gif I had to do some 'splaining'...

    rene
     
  5. BozoWise

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    What material did you use for the dash?
     
  6. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    just a piece of 1/16" sheet metal and some welding stock from the lumberyard nothing spectacular at all....
     
  7. Twiz

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    Looks good, all kinds of different ways to go with it, from where your at now.

    BTW, looks like you have some real bad "orange-peel" in that paint job, prolly' buff out tho'. LOL.
     
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    <font color=blue> I bet you had to 'splain pretty fast, huh ?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, I had to show him the welds proving the rear half had been spliced onto the front half/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

    Rene
     
  10. StonerK5

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    Looks like the paint job was done with beadliner material. Was thinking of that myself, with all the different colors they have out now.

    C
     

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