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Old 01-17-2020, 08:48 AM   #1
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Custom Dash

Has any one made a custom dash? I am looking for ideas to replace my dash with a dash from a 59 thru 67 Chevy car dash.
My truck is an "85 GMC stepside.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: Custom Dash

I have seen a guy do it, and it can be tricky. I lack the art in order to imagine parts like that, but I am trying to learn.

First you have to cut the dash to 3-4 sections. The center the steering wheel, and place the glove box where it traditionally goes. Then fab the missing sections along with what you have left.

Personally I would go for a 69-72 style car dash which to my eye matches the modern look of the truck. The 72-80 D100 has a nice car like dash that fits very well with the vehicle aesthetics.

You probably get some hard foam, and give you dash some eyebrows like a 69 Camaro dash. Then you would only have to fabricate a dash pad.
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:02 AM   #3
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Re: Custom Dash

I am considering a dash from a '64 Impala. Probably would need two dashboards to cutup.
Just looking for suggestions from anyone who has attempted customizing the dashboard.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:30 PM   #4
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Re: Custom Dash

I have seen several folks use the 64-66 truck dash in a squarebody. This one by TXFirefighter is the only one I saved a link on.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...622971&page=19
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