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I've been considering the Formica approach, primarily due to its expediency and cost, and probably weatherproof-ness. Did you spray with a UV protectant coating on install?
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/OonrERlsXgyWwS9k1

Let's see if the above photo link works.

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I've been considering the Formica approach, primarily due to its expediency and cost, and probably weatherproof-ness. Did you spray with a UV protectant coating on install?
Did not see a need. Formica is designed to take a lot of abuse and as you can see in the picture (prior link) it looks pretty nice in the fake wood grain.

Re-drilled the dash after filling in old holes with Bondo. After redrill of everything contact adhesive a sheet of formica over the whole thing, and then drill out the Formica as per the holes in the plywood dash.
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Jerry, Do you have the dash tabs (behind the panel) to hold in controls?

I sell a duplicate of the originals $30

Of course you can make your own using the old dash as an example.

Here are a few PIC's:

Dash tabs and an old wood dash from my '65 SIV GT that all the cover was removed. I utilized it to make a pattern for my '67 SV out of walnut that was cut about 50 years ago from family farm.
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/OonrERlsXgyWwS9k1

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The dash looks terrific, Jerry. What switches are those?
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The dash looks terrific, Jerry. What switches are those?
Calterm SPST

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CALTERM-TOGG...EAAOSw44BYE5hj

Nothing fancy. In order to get the 4X flasher set up properly had to use the switch to run a couple relays. Everything else could be done with SPST switches.
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Jerry, Do you have the dash tabs (behind the panel) to hold in controls?
Seem to have all the parts and pieces. I got access to an extensive wood and metal shop, so I have been fabricating stuff as needed.
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Calterm SPST

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CALTERM-TOGG...EAAOSw44BYE5hj

Nothing fancy. In order to get the 4X flasher set up properly had to use the switch to run a couple relays. Everything else could be done with SPST switches.
Thanks. I think it is the bezels that make them look so good. So, next question: where did you get them?
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Thanks. I think it is the bezels that make them look so good. So, next question: where did you get them?
Gauges are Speedhut, switches purchased EBay, LED indicator lights EBay, turn signal LED indicator lights, EBay, automotive relays also purchased EBay.
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Thanks. I think it is the bezels that make them look so good. So, next question: where did you get them?
Ah around the switches.

See:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Automotive-...72.m2749.l2649
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