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Today i did the final work on the dash, started early this morning.
Gino's magic on the dash...very smooth now.
And again pulling the steering wheel, i've made a handy tool for that
I masked everything for some spraying
First some layers of filler
After sanding that again some layers of primer
And finally some layers of white paint
After the paint was dry I removed the masking tape and let it hard out for some time.
Then it was time for putting everything back in place.
Replaced the ashtray by a chrome one that i bought on Volksworld show.
The radio mounted in place...looks like a real dash now
I'm very satisfied with the result !
Since i bought my bus 12 years ago i always had a 'cleaned' dashboard, the previous owner had cutted a big hole for a modern radio and filled the rest with filler...
Because i didn't know what was underneath i started by sanding the dash...i felt like an archaeologist
The clean dash...bad pic
Time for some sanding
my ashtray was stuck like hell...now i know it was because of the TEC7
As you can see, he messed up the total dash by cutting into the grill
So i searched a donor some time ago
So did some cutting on the donorpart, and last Tuesday it was time for some action
Molested dash removed
Because i don't have a MIG welder my friend Gino helped me out, he's done lots of restorations and he's a pro!
Many thx Gino, couldn't do this without you!
Gino @ work doing some fine tuning
prepare for welding
After some welding and grinding it is starting to look like a original dash again
Thursday...i did some filling and sanding
Took this back to Gino to get his opinion...and he did some magic to it !
To be continued...
A day to late...
Went for the first time to the volksworld show in Esher (UK).
Had a great time with the flatline lowriders!Thx guys for the invitation!!
Here are the pics...
First stop just before the french border..everybody in need for some coffee.
Arriving at Calais for the train to the UK.
checked in and stretching the legs
Time to head for the train
Ready for take off
Some of us started allraidy dreaming of the show...
Arrived and ready to go inside
Some nice cars on the parking
On the way home a stop at the Quick
Great day with lots of fun and nice cars, found some parts that i needed and bought lots of other stuff