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Old 01-12-2016, 10:18 PM
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Richard, How did you use the PVC? You said you used a heat gun to form it? does it melt easy? Also did you use foam to make a shape, grease it down, then lay the fiberglass over it? Last question, how did you get the vinyl dash like that?

I was thinking of using Crescent boards to mock it up, make metal brackets and weld them to the existing metal, then use foam or something to form the dash and fiberglass. (pantyhose?) Honey I need some of your.... :O)

I have to do some research on forming glass... :O)
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:06 AM
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Hey Steve-

I used central vacuum PVC pipe- real thin and about 2" in diameter w. a heat gun to form. Pluming pipe is way too thick.

I used a 6" Schd 40 connector for the stock gauges- perfect size. After I pull the leather around the gauges I'll use a trim ring of 6" pipe- paint it flat black- should fit really well as the outside of the coupler vs the inside give me about 1/8" all the way around.

The fiberglass really doesn't like to stick to the PVC- some canola oil and you're good to go. For flat surfaces (like the inside of the glovebox)I used the thin acrylic/plexiglass that Home Depot/Lowes sells for window replacement-It makes a really smooth surface.

For the dash- just use an old streachey t-shirt and staple it to some MDF - do a google search on custom speaker boxes- or custom fiberglass dash...there's a lot of info on it.

Mistakes are easily taken care of w/ a belt sander - or a cutting wheel!!!

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Thanks Richard for the info... I have a lot of research to do now before I get started. I started collecting components so I'll have a good idea what I need to do. :O)
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I ordered $400.00 in fiberglass material and foam to start my dash. I also started buying the pieces I need to incorporate the necessary items... Now I hope I am a good as I think I am! ha ha ha
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... Now I hope I am a good as I think I am! ha ha ha
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I have a feeling it will be a lot of sanding... :O)
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:32 PM
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Hey Steve-

Yep- a lot of sanding but not near as bad as bodywork if you're going to cover w/ vinyl/leather or do a textured spray. A small belt sander (21" x3") w/ an 80 grit belt will git-r-done!!!

BTW- I just got a whole cow for less than $200 for my project!!!

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Does anyone on Vette Mod know if I can use a modern gauge cluster with my c3? I will update the wiring but not using a computer. I have intentions to change over to electronic gauges and sensors for the speedo...
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Does anyone on Vette Mod know if I can use a modern gauge cluster with my c3? I will update the wiring but not using a computer. I have intentions to change over to electronic gauges and sensors for the speedo...
Depends what you consider modern....Can-Bus started in 2003 and IIRC all cars by 2008.
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