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jlmccuan
11-17-2009, 10:00 PM
I was touching up some work I was doing for a friend and had a tool break ruining his panel, so I need to find him a new one. This is on a very nice car. I'd love to find a NOS piece for him, but a good clean example rescued from another car might be acceptable. He's behind schedule, so I need it sooner than later to minimize my mistake making him even further behind.

Thanks,
Jim

Jim
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barnlark
11-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Dick Lindsey has a '64 Hawk dash I found for him. I can ask for you. I'll see if I can find a picture. Dirty, but in good shape.

barnlark
11-17-2009, 10:32 PM
I think that's a whole dash at Myer's shop on the top row, in this pic. He may have just a panel, too. I know there is one nearby here, though.

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Milaca
11-17-2009, 10:47 PM
Jim, are you sure you need a woodgrain gauge panel for a '64? I thought 1964's were only offered with a black gauge panel whereas the 1963 Hawks had woodgrain.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/3997109158_b0f33fd275.jpg
This is the dash in my '63 Hawk (however, I applied new woodgrain vinyl over the old printed woodgrain).

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monomaniac
11-17-2009, 10:59 PM
You're right. 1964 Hawk did NOT have woodgrain panel around the gauges. It was black.

barnlark
11-17-2009, 11:12 PM
Moot point if he has to replace what's actually in there.
Jim, does your friend care if it's correct, or does he prefer the wood grain? The one here is a wood grain with black vinyl pad version. Now that I think about it, it probably has black gauges. '63?

jlmccuan
11-17-2009, 11:13 PM
A '63 will work as well.

Jim
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barnlark
11-17-2009, 11:24 PM
What's your timetable?

Milaca
11-17-2009, 11:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Moot point if he has to replace what's actually in there.
Jim, does your friend care if it's correct, or does he prefer the wood grain? The one here is a wood grain with black vinyl pad version. Now that I think about it, it probably has black gauges. '63?


I don't have a problem with anyone having a '63 gauge panel in a '64. But now that we know that it is a '63 gauge panel, there won't be any confussion and hopefully more responses may come in of someone having said part. Good luck Jim :)

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barnlark
11-18-2009, 07:52 AM
Email sent to where the dash part is stored. Hope it's the right one and in good shape. How tough is it to get out without breaking it?

jlmccuan
11-18-2009, 03:21 PM
I don't want to further contribute to his schedule delays, so sooner is better.

Jim
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N8N
11-18-2009, 06:19 PM
if you want woodgrain, ask JDP where he bought his sheet vinyl. From farther away than a foot from the panel it looks stock. The gauge panel is pretty easy to recover with just the vinyl and a razor blade. It's the radio panel and glovebox door that are more challenging to get right.

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jimmijim8
11-18-2009, 08:21 PM
To do the radio panel and glove box door {first remove the lock and bezel: pry up the rear flange on the bezel with a small screwdriver starting at one point and continue all the way around until it is almost ready to fall out. Then take a butter knife and pry under the front side of the bezel ring only after placing a piece of something under the butter knife to protect the overlay from being damaged} The sticky stuff is easier if you make a pattern from say notebook paper or pieces of and then join with masking tape. Shouldn't be but a few minutes to make a pattern. Use scissors too. Once done, transfer your patern on to the contact vinyl and then cut. Spray the glove box door and radio overlay with windex. Peel the backing from the vinyl and apply.The windex will allow the vinyl to slide easily in place. Once in place, use something to squeege across the vinyl to force the windex and possible air out from under the vinyl starting from the middle area; Squeege to the left from center, right from center, center to top, and center to bottom. Once the windex has been forced out the vinyl will be stuck. Probably easier to do the radio overlay in 2 pieces but can be done in 1 with a little more patience and effort. Make sure you match the grain for continuity. This process is pretty much failsafe. You really don't have to have high end vinyl as used on automobile outside accents because the dashboard is not subject to moisture and inclement weather. Wall Mart, Lowes, Home Depot usually will have rolls of simulated woodgrain vinyl {different woods if you want} that will suit you. If you want, go whole hog and do the door and quarter interior panel inserts too. One of those rolls goes a long way and is very inexpensive. Gauge overlay requires gauge removal and overlay itself. Will take a bit of time. I would suggest you do it first. You can cut the gauge holes after covering the whole thing. Don't try to make an exact pattern as there are no rounded borders, only a semi fitting one. Windex, apply, squeege, and then trim with a hobby knife. You should do the whole dash so lay out bout a 5 ft. piece of vinyl down using it from left to right, starting with the gauge panel, radio panel, and glove box door. Keep your individual piece pattern cuts very close, end to end so as to have continuous grain running from left to right or right to left. Whichever you prefer to say it. Have fun. jimmijim

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Chucks Stude
11-18-2009, 08:39 PM
I got the vinyl from JC Whitney. It looks very close to orig., and since it is outside quality, I think that it should last a good long time. I think it is woodgrain for a PT Cruiser. It was $20.00 and free shipping.
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candbstudebakers
11-19-2009, 12:47 AM
If it is a 64 it should have the black like all 64's it is one thing that tells them apart,...Bob

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