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Offline lwmartin67

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2016, 09:33:34 PM »
Now here it's starting to look like a real dash should.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2016, 09:36:09 PM »
In the next couple of days I plan on painting the dash in the final color. Since I'm calling this car a Frankenstein TA, I'm not concerned with keeping it original.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2016, 11:11:52 PM »
Frankenstein is looking good

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2016, 10:47:27 PM »
Thanks Gilbert STA! Wait until you see all the body parts I'm throwing into the door panels after I get the dash finally done. I'm throwing in Mercedes wood trim panels, Jaguar XJS door handles and I'm sewing two tome pleather together for a crazy custom look. This will be one-off restomod.
 
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2016, 05:40:49 AM »
Looks good keep up the good work. That dash came out great.
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2016, 08:25:32 PM »
Dash looks great! Just started mine this weekend, hoping it comes out as nice as yours.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2016, 09:32:21 PM »
Thanks guys. Here's the update. I decided to paint the dash with Rustoleum Hammered gold. On this picture I cut out two slits to add a handle I took from a TA with the Custom interior.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2016, 09:35:28 PM »
Since I was going for the gold look, I thought I'd try to do some gold highlights on the AC vent. So I sprayed some gold paint on a piece of cardboard and lightly pressed it on the paint. Came out pretty good.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2016, 09:38:41 PM »
I went ahead and put the gauges and other stuff on. Here is where I'm at now. Can't wait to finally install it. But first I have some AC work under the dash before I put it back.

I hope this encourages some of ya'll to try fixing your own dash.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2016, 08:44:39 AM »
Looks like that turned out really well...and you saved big bucks over buying new.
Any top side pix of the finished  dash?
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2016, 09:51:22 AM »
Gold outline on the vent looks good!
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This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2016, 09:49:34 PM »
I noticed in the picture with the gold vent highlights, there's an area I need to fix.

Here's a top-side view of the dash.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2016, 09:51:08 PM »
Here's another angle of the top.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2016, 09:55:37 PM »
...And one final picture of the dash, top view. Not perfect, but not too bad for being my first dash repair. And yes, saved a bunch of money I could use to do more stuff on my TA.

My next project after I fix the AC stuff beneath and put the dash together is to find someone to weld my floor pans. Then its off to custom make my door panels. Stand by... more customizing on the way.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Frankenstein shocker
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2016, 08:00:54 AM »
Is the final texture  of the dash formed by the foam/filler used or did you use a spray texture (like SEM, etc)?

Looks good!
Jeff

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