If you've done all of the classic modifications to make your vintage muscle car as uniquely "you" as possible, like new seats, custom paint, and a performance upgrade or two, and feel as though you're out of ideas, a custom steel dashboard might be your next step. A new steel dashboard is a great way to breathe new life into your car's interior, and is a great outside-the-box addition to spice up any classic car's interior.
When designing your custom steel dashboard, the possibilities are nearly endless. You can opt for any color combination and trim that you'd like, and as long as you make room for all of the appropriate dials and controls, you can have the part made into any shape you can dream up. Custom finishing options like brushed steel or diamond plating are cool ways to add some texture to the mix and increase the customization even further.
Out with the Old
In order to replace the dash panel, you're going to need to take out the old one, which you can then use for a template in designing the new one. To do this, you're going to need your car's manual and a good working knowledge of what you're doing. If you've never done work on the dash before, it's going to be nearly impossible. However, the basic steps are fairly easy to follow, and if you have a good knowledge of your car's dashboard, you can do this step yourself and save yourself the trouble of taking it to a mechanic.
Getting It Done
The process of having the custom dashboard made is probably the easiest part of the entire process. Some companies can even take your existing dash panel and some aesthetic specifications from you and do the entire thing without you having to lift a finger. Other companies will ask for an outline in poster board of the dash board and some other measurements, which you can then send by mail or bring in and talk to a steel fabricator about creating the new dashboard.
Having a new steel dashboard made is the ultimate way to bring your custom muscle car to a whole new level, and the process is fairly easy and very straightforward. It only takes a weekend of work and a little bit of waiting to go from looking at the same outdated dashboard on every road trip to staring over your own custom steel creation when you get behind the wheel. Talk to a professional like Simko Industrial Fabricators for more information.Share
10 April 2015
Hey there, I'm Finny Moreau. I like to explore the world of junk cars. If you're anything like me, you regularly pick through junkyards to find rare parts or even whole vehicles. Although I'd love to bring home all of the rare items I find on my searches, I have to be selective due to a lack of storage space. I would also never be able to use many of the items that I find. Instead, I bring home the best of the bunch for use on my own cars. I will use this site to discuss my findings in the junkyard. I will also explore the various uses of junkyard cars and parts. I hope to bring the discussion to dinner tables around the world to inspire others to use the wrecking yard on a regular basis. Welcome and thanks for visiting.