old vehicle questions
hey guys so most of the installs i've seen are here are really nice and very clean. :) The thing i've noticed is that most of your guy's cars are relatively newer 1990 and later. Well i'm into four wheeling, so me and my dad are restoring a 1976 international scout terra. so here is my problem: The dash (if you'd even call it that) is way to small for anything to be molded into it. I don't know if a motorized screen would work, but I really want to mold a screen in to the dash for that perfect oem, meant to be type of look and feel. Can I add onto the dash with fiberglass material. I've read about just making the screen bezels, and most nice ones take 40 hours + , so would this dash take like a year to make if I added on with bondo and went through the sanding process.... and how would I even go about adding on to the dash anyways?? here are some pics of ripped apart interior to give you an idea:
looks like a fun project. is that rhino liner on the floor?
as for a screen. I'd say this is a prime candidate for a motorized flip-out one. or mold an extension into the dash that goes down to the center console and mount a screen there.. looks like it'll give you enough room for an 8" but it will be a fair amount of work to get it to look right.
Off topic, but cool truck, I'd go for motorized.
build a center console......
yeah. think of it as a blank canvas to build whatever you want. Do something similar to the style of the truck - eg bit of body coloured parts, chrome to match the bumper and some rubber edging to cushion it from knocks and to reflect the large off-road tyres. You could come up with something very cool and unique. But dont go over the top.
You could re-dp the wooden dash part to match so it all blends in. that could so easily end up being pretty damn sick.
alright thanx for the input. It looks like a motorizesd screen will have to be the best solution. I like what scouse said about it being a blank canvas though, and I will definetly keep that in mind as I contiune to build this thing. Oh, and Stapan it's just primered after i welded everything i needed to just keep all from rusting. Thanks again guys.