View Full Version : what i've been working on..
first, im sorry for the poor quality of pictures, i got a cheapo camera but i wanted to show you guys what ive been working on.
06-13-2006, 05:39 PM
Looks good thats a lot a work and still looks quite a bit more to go. keep us updated. Looks good.:thumbup:
for sure bro. i cant wait to finish it up and get it all done. the only thing holding me back is the SANDING! but ill post my progress. thanks
06-13-2006, 10:02 PM
That looks awsome. Good job of molding the doors to match up with the dash. Were you trying to make it look like the tahoe dash?
I like how you turned your steering wheel baskwards. I was thinking about not using that adapter and putting different holes in the seering wheel to give me an extra 3 inches or so.
yea thanks man. i avoided the door swap for a long time because of the way they line up with the old dash, so i decided fvck it and went ahead and did that. the only thing im not too thrilled about is how i had to cut to pocket. with my power seats, the pocket was stopping you from getting to th seat control. and yea i tried to make it look like the newer dashes on that dash cap piece. the stock one is the thing i hate most about the obs interiors
06-14-2006, 09:12 AM
i'll take a set!
06-14-2006, 10:38 AM
Dayum, that looks good! I'm definately a big fan of 2 things you did: -the molding of the door panels into the dash, and -the surround for the instrument cluster. Keep up the great work, and keep the update pics comin' in!
06-14-2006, 10:46 AM
06-14-2006, 02:15 PM
:looking: :thud: :clap:
thanks for all the compliments you guys. yea there is SOOO much work left to do. mostly sanding, sanding, and sanding. the hardest part is getting flat surfaces, there are some places the sander OR the block wont fit. but it's coming along. the driver's side door panel right now is about 60% fiberglassed. i just need to somehow get a new headliner board so i can start the upholstery. when i get ready to paint the parts, im gonna take the dash out again to buff the clear out and while i am doing all that i'm gonna take the seats, carpet, everything out and line the cab with raamat. then wire up my stereo system, install my alarm, put my power windows in with the '98 panels, and pretty much just put the rest of it together.
06-14-2006, 08:34 PM
i am planning something similar to the way you made the console flow from the dash down, but yours looks better than i was picturing in my head :head: great job! keep us posted:clap:
lol thanks man!! the first console i made only came up to the bottom of the dash. then i stopped to think, if i am going to go through the trouble of making it look good, i might as well go all the way. it wasnt too hard. if you ever need any help just ask me ill be happy to give you some advice from what ive done and what i learned. thanks again everyone
06-15-2006, 11:29 AM
looks bad a** man. I recently bought an '89 and just got a bunch of ideas from your progress! Keep up the good work and keep us updated on progress! :fsc1:
Wow I forgot about this thread. Its a trip, its been over 2 years and my interior is more torn apart than it was back in '06, and I thought THAT was bad!
Well I guess I'll give an update:
Transmission is smoked, so I decided to make molds of everything until I have the $$ for the tranny. (found 15 gallons of resin on a jobsite, so said WTF go big or go home).
That console has been molded once already and re-done (much better), but now I am going to join it with the dash as one BIG mold. So basically the dash/console/and that dash cap will all be one fiberglass part.
Everything in the truck that had even a 1/64th of bondo is getting molded and made into a fiberglass part.
About 5 months after those pics were taken, alot of the fiberglass-to-plastic pieces started to fall apart, and the bondo surfaces that were painted started to lift as well.
So expect to see completely custom molded console, dash, door panels, sub box, headliner(might do a carbon fiber one), kickpanel-door sill one piece, rear window trim that flows into console, instrument cluster bezel, and..well i think thats it for fiberglass. If my connection is able, I might even have a roll cage fabbed which means all the trim panels will have to be reshaped to fit over the cage. decided also to go big with the prerunner theme.
I have a SH!T LOAD of work ahead of me and as soon as I come up on a cmaera I will update everyone again. Im glad I went this way though, just looking back at what I *thought* was nice fab work and looked good I am realizing how amateur my ideas were. LOL
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