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Username Post: Dash trim update        (Topic#366486)
Posts: 233

Loc: Ont.Canada
Reg: 06-03-07
09-22-21 02:52 PM - Post#2827714    

I plan on changing my dash trim to something more updated , Out with the black bow ties. The radio is out as is the wiper knob so it would be 3 pieces with no holes or cutouts
I've seen the old traditional style and the buffed billet but looking for something more unique
Any ideas or places I could contact


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Loc: Pasadena, Texas
Reg: 04-29-04
09-22-21 04:47 PM - Post#2827722    
    In response to Ontario55

I'll go a head and respond, taking the opposing view.
That way your post will get a lot more replies.
Generally when someone replies the ......pile on.
Unfortunately you have used an opinion gesture, "any ideas".
Well sure, I'm thinking remove to the trim, fill the unwanted holes and have someone air brush some sort of style your looking for.
Even air brushed to look like original would really be nice, but then I have never seen your car so it's just an idea.
Really only the trailer queens does removal of this trim become acceptable with radical paint jobs/mods, other wise it looks cheap and makes you think about people that paint bumpers.
I think that should do it.

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 41 Years

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Posts: 85

Reg: 05-03-10
09-28-21 02:30 PM - Post#2828200    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

I bought a strip of thin polished aluminum diamond plate ... it is only about 3" wide or something like that. It was cheap at one of those metal surplus superstore places ... I wanna say it was less than $20 and they sheared it to my size. Center piece is easy... making the two curved ends will be a challenge, and I don't have enuff material to screw one up ! I think it will look cool, and unique. Never seen another 55 with that diamond plate for dash trim before ...

"15th Year" Gold Supporting Member
Posts: 1423
Loc: Pasadena, Texas
Reg: 04-29-04
09-28-21 08:15 PM - Post#2828228    
    In response to joeblow55

Maybe leave the pieces for the corners out in the sun,
let it heat up to about 500 degrees,
put some gloves on an attempt to bend corner piece,
Good luck

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 41 Years

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