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Old 10-01-2013, 07:50 AM   #21
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FF, one of the things I like about the Studebaker Hawks.


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Old 10-01-2013, 08:08 AM   #22
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Anyone have an easy source for <engine turned> aluminum to build a dash out of?
I found this link for making your own

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:20 AM   #23
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Thanks ,

I already know HOW to create the turned surface , just lazy and hoped to buy a piece OTS.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:48 AM   #24
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I just finished a plastics project in my venturi.

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The best advice I can give you about cutting it is to find a good water-jet company. There is probably one nearby (although I don't know where you are). You will end up with a far more professional product. No matter how much you work at it, a Dremel tool just won't give you the same results. Then, you have to weigh your time management versus results. Anyway, use the old one as a template, find the correct material, then let them do the rest.

The only "gotcha" is that the more brittle the material, the more difficult it is put holes in the middle of the piece. it wants to blast it to bits. There are, however, companies that can laser cut, but that's more expensive. Water-jetting is cheap. You may also have the bevel the edges too.

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you can buy ABS sheets with a woodgrain finish for boat panels @ Decorative Plastic Sheets

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A Google search on the term "sheet plastic" returns hundreds of hits. Try it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:53 PM   #27
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I'd find a very nice pice of plywood.

One could use Oak and stain the pores of the wood white and use black lacquer. The grain stands out prominently. Or a very dark hard mahogany. Or ......


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