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I don't have anything under my corner posts    and I finished off the dash cover to match the dash bumpers nicely, like this:

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Like Blind Faith said in their song; "Do what you like"!

Also, Dr. Clock often runs a length of rubber fender welting under the lower aluminum trim piece and around the corner posts to finish them off.  Looks nice, but not worth re-doing the world at this point.

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Last edited by Gordon Nichols

Did'jah see the trim strip under my dash bumpers?  OK, so mine's gold tone, but they have chrome (silver), too.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/12m...-Protector/690126014

You an Amazon Prime member?   This might be better:

https://www.amazon.com/ATMOMO-...573176358&sr=8-3

You only need like 5 feet to run under the bumpers and this stuff has an adhesive backing that withstands the rigors of being outside in that intense Hawaiian sun.

And that contact glue outgases more if you heat it a bit - but I bet you already figured that out......    

Last edited by Gordon Nichols

Thanks, I laid out the dash shortly after I began bringing the body back from the dead. I knew I wanted an outlaw so things just went where I felt like it made sense. It's not perfect (windshield washer button almost too close to the steering column), but when I look at it, it gives me the warm fuzziest. Thanks again for everyone's advice and encouragement. Next step is the cabrio top.

That lower panel that we see on A/C cars always looks like a tack-on.  A nice tack on, but a tack-on nonetheless.  

Even just the radio hung below the dash looks like a tack-on but What'cha gonna do?  Not a lot of options available to us because of tight spaces and it looks like Mike has accomplished his vision with a very classy result.  I hope to see a few copies of this in the future.

It's always nice to see a fresh take on how to personalize these cars, and Mike has been consistently hitting it out of the park. 

Last edited by Gordon Nichols
Gordon Nichols posted:

That lower panel that we see on A/C cars always looks like a tack-on.  A nice tack on, but a tack-on nonetheless.  

Even just the radio hung below the dash looks like a tack-on but What'cha gonna do?  Not a lot of options available to us because of tight spaces and it looks like Mike has accomplished his vision with a very classy result.  I hope to see a few copies of this in the future.

It's always nice to see a fresh take on how to personalize these cars, and Mike has been consistently hitting it out of the park. 

^ Amen to that. 

Last edited by Stan Galat

I just have the door switches 'cuz my headlight switch pre-dates the "twist-left" era.  

The door switches are el cheapo self-adjusting, two-tab, NC jobbies, since the body doesn't ground.  I got them at NAPA but couldn't find them in their online catalog.

Ask for an equivalent to Standard Motor Products DS-206, DS-240, or DS-452

I like the ones with a nylon button.

Gordon Nichols posted:

I just have the door switches 'cuz my headlight switch pre-dates the "twist-left" era.  

The door switches are el cheapo self-adjusting, two-tab, NC jobbies, since the body doesn't ground.  I got them at NAPA but couldn't find them in their online catalog.

Ask for an equivalent to Standard Motor Products DS-206, DS-240, or DS-452

I like the ones with a nylon button.

Perfect. Napa is my local option. Thanks!

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