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I like the headliner idea. Looks like a great way to add visual appeal to the interior. 

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1 hour ago, espo said:

I like the headliner idea. Looks like a great way to add visual appeal to the interior. 

I just figured that it's a relatively simple way to "finish" the interior.

 

 

 

Steve

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I love watching your builds. The Pontiac is coming along nicely . Your interior looks great Sieve!

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8 hours ago, Nazz said:

I love watching your builds. The Pontiac is coming along nicely . Your interior looks great Sieve!

Thanks Jerry!

 

I believe that the headliner and trim is finished.

Sun visors and dome light to be added at the time of finish assembly.

 

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That Headliner work is amazing Steve

Should look really good when its painted

Ted

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The interior modifications looked great on the ‘68 Olds and it looks like this will be even more impressive. 

What technique do you use to remove the side panels on the interior tub? Do you scribe from the inside? 
 

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2 hours ago, Erik Smith said:

What technique do you use to remove the side panels on the interior tub? Do you scribe from the inside?

Depending on the thickness of the plastic, (which is usually pretty thick in these old annuals) I will cut with a #11 blade on the inside.

But, as impatient as I am, I usually wind up resorting to a razor saw from the outside, occasionally even a Dremel with a cutting wheel. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Yesterday I added the courtesy lights to the door panels using pieces of thinly stretched sprue, and today made some seat tracks to lift the buckets up off of the floor and tilt them back slightly.

 

 

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Fantastic improvements to a pretty basic kit, inspiring to watch.

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Great work as usual Steve!

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Thanks guys!

 

Decided to focus a bit on the dashboard today.

 

I didn't care for the flat gauge cluster on the dash, so I thought that I would try to remedy that.

 

I drilled out the original gauges and started on the task of trying to make new ones that stood out from the dash a bit further and angled towards the driver a little as they should.

 

 

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Sweet work Steve, the new driver facing gauges will look much more authentic. You always inspire me to go that extra mile. Love your work.

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Somehow, I knew this was coming! Off to a great start on the gauges!

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Nice improvement Steven!  It's not everyone that have the guts to drill in the original kit dash to make this kind of work! I personally love this kind of improvement... nice job!!!

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Thanks guys!

 

 

3 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Nice improvement Steven!  It's not everyone that have the guts to drill in the original kit dash to make this kind of work! I personally love this kind of improvement... nice job!!!

I was a little nervous about that, but I knew that I could make it work one way or another.

So much so that I decided to drill out and replace the dash knobs as well. :rolleyes:

 

A couple of the knobs were very close together, but once the knobs are in place, there shouldn't be a problem.

 

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Whatcha gonna use for knobs?

Have you got some gauge decals for this one? I'll bet there's a couple more of us could use some. My '64 GP being one of them! Haha

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Thanks guys.

 

4 hours ago, Bucky said:

Whatcha gonna use for knobs?

The knobs will be pieces of plastic rod, the base slightly larger and drilled out for a smaller knob to be slid into the base.

 

I used this technique once before on a 1967 Pontiac Bonneville dash.

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5 hours ago, Bucky said:

Have you got some gauge decals for this one? I'll bet there's a couple more of us could use some. My '64 GP being one of them! Haha

 

Actually Keith, believe it or not, they are readily available from "Best Model Car Parts". ^_^

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Steve

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Cool info on the gauges! I buy a lot from him, but didn't know he had the GP set.

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Your dash's are a model unto themselves.  

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12 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Actually Keith, believe it or not, they are readily available from "Best Model Car Parts". ^_^

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Steve

I really love Michael's gauge faces but I don't use them on my 60's Pontiacs.  The reason is the black gauge background which to my eye is not correct for these cars.  If I could scan them into something like Photoshop and change the background to what looks to me like a gray with a very slight blue tint, I would be happier.

 

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9 minutes ago, Curt said:

I really love Michael's gauge faces but I don't use them on my 60's Pontiacs.  The reason is the black gauge background which to my eye is not correct for these cars.  If I could scan them into something like Photoshop and change the background to what looks to me like a gray with a very slight blue tint, I would be happier.

 

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What if you printed them in a gray background and then put a blue tint in a drop of clear (clear epoxy , krystal klear, etc) to put over them?

 

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15 hours ago, Bucky said:

Cool info on the gauges! I buy a lot from him, but didn't know he had the GP set.

Is there any way to buy the Best Model Car Parts gauge decals other than Ebay or facebook(I don't do either)?

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You might try direct email.

Michael Hanson

bestmodelcarparts@gmail.com

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Really nice work so far Steve ..dash detail looks great !

Cheers

Wash yer hands

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