Modernizing the Dash
When I first starting on the car about 30 years ago, I had the idea of restoring it to its original "new" condition. I looked into purchasing a wood-graining kit for the dash which would provide the original look. Before I purchased it however, I had changed my mind and decided to build a street rod. I decided that a wood grain would not fit with my exterior and interior colors (Jill was very happy as she was not a wood-grain fan).
The 2 pictures below shows the dash just after I removed it from the car.
My car never did have an original stock radio, but the hole was still there. I went out and purchased a more modern Alpine radio (Boxing Day sale) and proceeded to adjust the hole size for this radio.
The 2 pictures below show the front and back of the dash with the Classic Instrument gauges and clock installed.
Ready to install in the car!