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    Does anyone know how the swirl pattern was created on the inlay?

    Any idea what the inlay is made of?
    "Trying to shed my CASO ways"


  • #2
    Embossed aluminum.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)


    • #3
      It was called "engine turned" finish, popular years ago and still used alot. If you need new overlays you can get the material and cut it up yourself or have a company make them to order--here's a link to one.


      • #4
        If you have some time(something I have loads of, lol) you can do this on your own. I did some with some cut up dowel rod and a drill press for a console plate for the '55. Unfortunately, I'll have to make a new one, as I made the mistake of doing it with plated steel instead of aluminum, and it was installed in a car with a window permanently down(no interior or anything yet), so over the winter it turned into a rusty mess.
        1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
        1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
        1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
        1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)