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    Mustang project

    Hello I have a 1970 mustang and need some help.

    I want to install a fiberglass dash,fiberglass headliner fiberglass kickpanels,and a carputer.I never worked with fiber glass at all and I'm also willing to pay someone to do this for me if I can't do it myself so if anyone lives in the
    san jose,california and can give me an estimate please let me know.


    Also what do i need to get started on a project like this?????(I have pictures but I don't know how to upload more than 3 pictures)
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    You are gonna need to resized those pictures, they are too big.
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    ... please tell me the 1st photoshopped image isn't your 'ideal' state for this classic. those rims look silly to me

    As for pricing, you could pick up some classic mustang magazines and look-up the price for new dashes. that will at least give you a baseline of how much this is going to cost.

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    I have a 70 chevelle, and the price of the reproduction dash hurt me bad! lol, the dash complete with ss guages is around $2,500 complete (new circuits remember). I'd say making your own is going to be much cheaper, but... in the end, do you really want to be driving that car if it doesn't appear to be original?? I know not everyone is into keeping it looking like it's from that era, but it will certainly keep the value of the car 20 years from now! I always thought it is cool to add newage things to them, but make them hidden from view.. Make sure you can decide on exactly what you want it to look like, because you and anyone else you drive will be staring at it for the duration of your ride ..
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    drool.. 70 chevelle SS, now there is a dream car for me.. 71 454 please
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    mustang

    well I already have a 1968 mustang that is all original.I don't drive it much cuz I don't want to ruin the paint job on it.I live in san jose california.It's different over here.Most people get tired of seeing the same old original boring car.So i try to spice mine up a little more.Thats the thing over here big rims,lol.You should see my friends 1968 ss camaro with 20's.It looks hot!

    I shaved the door handles off and put door poppers and trunk poppers.Most of the car is shaved to give it that clean look.All the windows are tinted 5% and the car has 20 inch daisy rims.I'll see if I have another picture of the car with the rims on.I also have a huge sound system ready to install but I need a lot of help building a new custom fiberglass dash for the 7 inch screen.The engine is a 302 with 4barel and some open long tube headers on it.I want this car mostly for looks and to drive around not for originality.

    but my question is after I make the mold for the dash and it has been sanded down smooth.How do I get that mirror like look??I tried putting primer,then painting metalic black but it looks very bad.what am I diong wrong???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles
    drool.. 70 chevelle SS, now there is a dream car for me.. 71 454 please
    hehe, thanks Miles, I like em too! They're so hard to find now though (being that I live in Canada.. all the ones left here for rebuild are JUNK... well the ones I've come accross for sale!) :'( But yeah, sadly, it doesn't have a 454 in it :| Those are monsters. I opted for the 350ci-360hp crate. still a demon with much less weight.. but yes.. 454.. i'd sure love one of those too!

    Quote Originally Posted by aztekbludd
    but my question is after I make the mold for the dash and it has been sanded down smooth.How do I get that mirror like look??I tried putting primer,then painting metalic black but it looks very bad.what am I diong wrong???
    I'm not pro with fiberglass either, but this has been working out for me so far.. but for use on motorcycles, I've not made a custom dash before.. but what works for me is:
    - fiberglass the piece
    - let it dry and sand it smooth
    - use bondo over top of the fiberglass (you may even need to let it dry and sand it off, and then continue doing that untill you've got the smoothness/look you want)
    - sand it smooth
    - paint it

    I think adding the paint over the sanded fiberglass would show the grainyness underneath still.. but the bondo will make it smooth..

    Again, I'm no pro, I've just taken some dents and dings out of a few motorcycle tanks that have been dropped (never by me... why do I get stuck with these jobs!!)

    Hope that can help you out, it should be a neat project in the end!


    edit: you did take the dash out to do this right???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackMan
    hehe, thanks Miles, I like em too! They're so hard to find now though (being that I live in Canada.. all the ones left here for rebuild are JUNK... well the ones I've come accross for sale!) :'( But yeah, sadly, it doesn't have a 454 in it :| Those are monsters. I opted for the 350ci-360hp crate. still a demon with much less weight.. but yes.. 454.. i'd sure love one of those too!



    I'm not pro with fiberglass either, but this has been working out for me so far.. but for use on motorcycles, I've not made a custom dash before.. but what works for me is:
    - fiberglass the piece
    - let it dry and sand it smooth
    - use bondo over top of the fiberglass (you may even need to let it dry and sand it off, and then continue doing that untill you've got the smoothness/look you want)
    - sand it smooth
    - paint it

    I think adding the paint over the sanded fiberglass would show the grainyness underneath still.. but the bondo will make it smooth..

    Again, I'm no pro, I've just taken some dents and dings out of a few motorcycle tanks that have been dropped (never by me... why do I get stuck with these jobs!!)

    Hope that can help you out, it should be a neat project in the end!


    edit: you did take the dash out to do this right???
    thanks I'm going to try that then I'll post pictures ok.thanks alot fot he help!I did take the dash out.

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