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post #61 of 329 Old 01-11-2011, 08:42 AM
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Subscribed! ... i will be doing this very thing pretty soon... just finished painting my dash....

Thanks! Keep up the great work!


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Great thread and thanks for all the info. Subscribed!
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post #64 of 329 Old 01-11-2011, 09:19 AM
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Nice work. I did mine in mahogany veneer. It turned out pretty damn cool. I love the look of yours.


I want to go back to the original pulls. 10 coats of spar varnish made it pretty tough to get those cables back in, and 2 of them broke.

Thats awesome. is it just a veneer over the stock or is it a custom cut piece to replace?
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Well i found one right after i posted that (so i deleted it).... but the one i found here ... http://www.jeep4x4center.com/product...mber=WARS90416 .. is like $60 and was also worried about it being maybe to thick? 12 guage seems a little much for its purpose.... I have seen Kentrols version of the powdercoat but they only have it with the radio cutout... ? not sure why they offer it in the sst and not the powdercoat? Anyways if anyone knows of anything cheaper than $60 for a black powdercoat overlay without radio cutout please let me know.

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Thats awesome. is it just a veneer over the stock or is it a custom cut piece to replace?
Mahogany veneer bonded with waterproof contact cement to a replacement metal dash (bare metal). I covered the radio hole because I put the radio in the console. I used 10 coats of Epiphanes spar varnish. Has held up nicely for 4 years now.
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post #67 of 329 Old 01-11-2011, 11:35 AM
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Great write up Keith. Love the idea of using those thumb nuts. Well be using that for when I get to my dash for the 77'. It too has just the one speaker and vin tag by the wheel. It may get a clock added but that should clear the sticker. Lots more to do before that though. Again great write up.

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post #68 of 329 Old 01-11-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Keith !

Very very very nice job... Keep going to make us dreaming...


I will do exactly same for my restoration:

I'll re-use OEM knob and lights indicators.. except... the plastic board overlay... I will use leather (made by a friend):



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Geeez, that's a work of art you got there! Very nice indeed.

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Your friend should market the leather

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post #70 of 329 Old 01-11-2011, 02:26 PM
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Wow, your dashboard looks even better than new. Awesome!! I´m on a frame off restoration and looking for the tach. But it´s hard to find a V8 tach. I "only" have a 6 cyl. factory tach, but I think, he won´t fit the V8. Is this right?
What do you think about the aftermarket tach?
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Glove Box Install

Had a little trouble getting these old rubber bumpers back in their holes as they seem to have dried out some after 25+ years. I soaked them in motor oil overnight and that made them more pliable and was able to push them back in. Normally you just need to pull on the extended rubber tails on the back of them and pull them through but they broke off on the first try.



Next I installed a new glove box that is made of plastic instead of the original black cardboard type from the factory. Both are available online at several vendors but I decided to go with the plastic one since mice have eaten the cardboard one twice already.

Word to the wise: if you are going to store your Jeep for long periods of time, place little plates of mothballs around your Jeep to keep mice and spiders out, they hate that smell.









I don't have my glove box door back from the painter yet so I won't be installing that. Those A-holes sure are pissing me off about the painting that still needs to get done. VIN tags, wiper mounting plate, hood hinges and bolts still awaiting paint because "they forgot".

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I don't have my glove box door back from the painter yet so I won't be installing that. Those A-holes sure are pissing me off about the painting that still needs to get done. VIN tags, wiper mounting plate, hood hinges and bolts still awaiting paint because "they forgot".
'oops I FORGOT a zero on the payment....oops'



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'oops I FORGOT a zero on the payment....oops'



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I'm still holding $500.00 which they won't get until everything is complete to my satisfaction.

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I'm still holding $500.00 which they won't get until everything is complete to my satisfaction.
Well so far your build has been nothing but immaculate! I cant wait to see the look on your face when you drive it for the second...first time!!

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post #75 of 329 Old 01-11-2011, 07:55 PM
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Thanks a million there Keith.

Doing the same with my CJ. I do have to order new dash lights as mine all came apart when pulling for paint. Also speedometer needs new bulbs as only thing working for light is the turn signals, high beam indicator and 4x4 light. Great ideas on the screen for speakers.

I hope to get working on her when it warms up down here in FLORIDA.

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