OK... Ixnay on the debonder. The LHS guy told me that the debonder would take off the paint in addition to having the CA glue let go. So my first thoughts were to just leave it alone. But the longer I looked at it, the more I thought that I could come up with a solution WITHOUT removing the dashboard.
I wound up taking a piece of the metal trim from the Galaxie '48 Chevy (which was the PERFECT size height wise), cutting a couple of pieces to the right length, painted them aluminum, and carefully glued them in place... a longer piece with a glove box button to the right of the clock and a shorter piece to the left of the steering wheel. I'm happy with it and think it looks pretty good...... no matter what Jairus says now... Here's what it looks like... and NO Jairus, I DON'T feel that lucky... Tnanks buddy.
I glued on the fender ornaments and the faux hood scoop and also installed the headlight lenses with some half headlight shields from the J. C. Whitney catalog (actually they're from Detail Master).
Then I glued in the taillight assemblies with the J.C. Whit......ooops.... the MV lens blue dots...
It's definitely coming along. I have to add a plastic filler piece along the top outside edge of the driver's side interior side panel as there is a rather large and noticeable gap when I dry fitted the interior in. The gap on the passenger side is much smaller but also may need a thinner piece of plastic filler. An unexpected step which will require some additional work and paint touch-ups but hey... that's part of the "joy of modeling" right...??? So the beat goes on and it's another day closer to completion.
Thanks to everyone for following along on this saga.
Edited by Ramfins59, 01 February 2013 - 06:56 PM.