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    has anyone ever applied wood veneer to dash panels, specifically GT hawk. Where do you buy the wood, etc problems encountered??
    Thanks
    Russ


    Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
    53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
    57 SH (project)
    60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

    Russ Shop Foreman \"Rusty Nut Garage\"
    53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
    57 SH (project)
    60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

  • #2
    there have been a couple threads on this recently, and Jim Kranak used to sell pre-cut veneer pieces for just this application although I do not know if he still does

    nate

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    • #3
      JC Whitney sells a vinyl kit that works pretty well. It is for a PT Cruiser, and they run it on sale for around $20.00.



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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by rusty nut garage

        has anyone ever applied wood veneer to dash panels, specifically GT hawk. Where do you buy the wood, etc problems encountered??
        Thanks
        Russ


        Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
        53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
        57 SH (project)
        60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)
        jimijim once sold the kits, and they were very nice. Many others I've seen peel away and look horrible.

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          Here's the post that N8 is referring too.

          http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...chTerms=Veneer,

          When I did mine, I used macassar ebony veneer from a specially wood store (not cheap)which I laminated to a piece of arborite for stability. I felt the wood would expand at a different rate than the aluminum and would eventually delaminate. I built templates out of hardboard and then used my router to shape the final product. I then sprayed them with multiple coats of UV rated clear so that they would not yellow. It took me about a week to finish the project with the drying time and sanding to get the finish that I wanted.

          If you're interested in the 64 Hawk templates I still have them.

          BTW the plastic is way cheaper and probably way easier. The wood veneer cost me close to $200 for the entire car.

          Allen



          1964 R2 GT Hawk

          1963 Daytona Convertible
          Oakville, Ontario.
          Hamilton Chapter

          1964 GT Hawk
          PSMCDR 2014
          Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
          PSMCDR 2013
          Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

          Victoria, Canada

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          • #6
            I just completed a gt dash restoration. The local sign shop had a simulated teak vinyl, enough for two dashes, for $5.00. looks great. they make computerized commercial and boat signs. I thought about veneer but ended up with vinyl.

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            • #7
              Wow Allen, WAY over my abilities, but would love to see pictures of the work and finished product- got any?

              Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
              Parish, central NY 13131

              GOD BLESS AMERICA





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              • #8
                Check out the other post there are picture of my dash on there

                Allen


                1964 R2 GT Hawk

                1963 Daytona Convertible
                Oakville, Ontario.
                Hamilton Chapter

                1964 GT Hawk
                PSMCDR 2014
                Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
                PSMCDR 2013
                Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

                Victoria, Canada

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