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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2011, 09:25:30 AM »

how about a dash photo of a gorgeous 49 flx (this photo came from ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1949-Flxible-Clipper-Starliner-motorhome-conversion-/330558326084?pt=Buses&hash=item4cf6cfc544 )


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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2011, 10:10:49 AM »

I wish I had the money, time and the eye for that kind of detail
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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2011, 11:54:13 AM »

Now that is Classic!! Gotta luv it! Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2011, 02:29:51 PM »

Photos are such good things, because now I see how it went together. Curved plywood was the key, that and lots of clamps. I cannot take credit for the dash as that goes to Larry at PCI.

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2011, 02:56:28 PM »

On another forum, someone once told me that an easy way to make a dash is to:

1) frame it out
2) tape cardboard in the shape you want the dash over the frame
3) use spray foam over the cardboard and shape it
4) fiberglass it
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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2011, 03:19:56 PM »

On another forum, someone once told me that an easy way to make a dash is to:

1) frame it out
2) tape cardboard in the shape you want the dash over the frame
3) use spray foam over the cardboard and shape it
4) fiberglass it


Actually that might have been on this forum. This thread discussed making a dash using foam and fibreglass:

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=16556.0

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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2011, 03:37:19 PM »

On another forum, someone once told me that an easy way to make a dash is to:

1) frame it out
2) tape cardboard in the shape you want the dash over the frame
3) use spray foam over the cardboard and shape it
4) fiberglass it


Actually that might have been on this forum. This thread discussed making a dash using foam and fibreglass:

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=16556.0

Jeremy


actually it was a fiberglass forum..... I missed this one, it happened while I was on vacation. Thanks for bringing it up though!
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« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2011, 03:52:14 PM »

It still isn't finished (they tell me it never will be) but here are some pictures of my dash

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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2011, 04:25:18 PM »

Is that fiberglass and blue plexiglass or something else Melbo? It looks like an airplane, very cool!
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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2011, 04:32:35 PM »

I built a metal frame and used blue plexiglas so I can take out any one of the sections so I don't have to crawl under the dash any more (getting too old) When finished it will have white vinyl trim -- I have driven to check how I like it and it works pretty well --- had to do  some minor changes -- trickiest part was getting an led to light up when the cruise is engaged but it has been fun and a good learning experience.

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« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2011, 04:38:58 PM »

dolson, if maybe u could post a couple of pics of the form, n piece heated, etc it would be easy to do.  We could use our powdercoat ovens since its 375.   I suppose you use a form a wee bit smaller than the actual finished product, but not the 15% as in ceramics.
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« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2011, 04:48:39 PM »

Here is a couple of pictures of our Eagle model 10
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