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I have a dilemma.
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:52:17 PM »
i have a dilemma. this is the interior of my pro-street. and i been wandering what it will look better to live it like this or to put carpet down, in it. i know this may be stupid but i been wandering for a long time if i should live it this way.
Aerodynamics is for those who can't build engines

If ford pintos are not fast then why chevy's have to use there parts to make them fast?

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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 10:31:44 PM »
It depends on how you use the car.  If you still race the car, leave it as is so the inspectors can see how it is put together and there the wires go.

If it is going to be driven on the street ONLY, then make it as comfortable as you want.

I retired my former 1000 HP 9 second quarter mile Blown 1972 Pinto from racing and gave it a second life on the street for car shows and cruise nights.  It has a full interior for my comfort.

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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 11:05:49 PM »
I'm going to tub my '73 & I plan to run carpet. Some interior panels may be aluminum but if I decide to run a sound system I'll Dynamat everything to keep the tin can feeling away. Mine will see very limited track time though.
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 11:57:35 PM »
Heck, I like both of them interiors.

Cabecho.. Just have you some custom pieces made that will fit in the floor, for when you want to cruise.  ;D

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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 04:09:51 PM »
Dick. fist of all let me say grate car.
I will actually still race the car. it will probably race more than been driving around. im sure you know how expensive c16 can be. thanks for the tip.

John i never really thought of that, good idea thanks

do any of you guys know how hard it will be to modify a dash to fit my car? and do you guys think is worth it or should i just live it with the aluminum dash?

once again than you guys
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 04:17:07 PM »
C... If you built that dash, I would just add a few more pieces to hold a speedo and such and call it good.. I like the aluminum look for sure.

Heck you have enough dash already to put you a bobbing head dog on it or maybe a compass.. airfreshener?? ;D ;D :o
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 04:59:17 PM »
hahahha. well i dont have a speedo in it because the trans. dont let me plug one in. so i use my phone as a speedo, it actually clips to the center of my steering wheel.

i got one of thous digital dash from autometer on my scca pinto and i love it, they actually have a wheel speed sensor but i think is to expensive just to have for a speedo. thats why i just use my phone.
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 05:04:20 PM »
Now that would look cool in it for sure... I bet it is, big money$$$$$
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 09:07:55 PM »
C- I think from what i can see of your ''A'' bars you could do what i did and notch a factory dash, it's the door ""X"" bar that might make it a bit tricky. I went threw some extra work to have my ''A'' bars bent to go up to the windshield so I could use my dash, plan to have my cockpit a lot like Dick's ''KILLER'' ride. I will take a few pic's of my dash and post them in my gallery to look at.  From what I can see to carpet the car now would be quite a chore, but with a little time and effort it could be done. Ether way that's a very clean and well done hot rod!  Bud
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 04:16:25 PM »
John that is like a $1600 dash. is awesome and i love how it works. you can have so many display in it.

Prostreet thank you!!!
 i will love to see what you have done to your dash. i been wandering for the longest time how my car will look with a dash thats why my dilemma.

again thanks for your input seen the pictures and talking to you guys i have a bigger idea of how it will look and how much work it will be. 
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 04:20:38 PM »
Cabecho... Did you get me e-mail the other day.

Send some more pictures of your car. If the inside looks that good, imagine the outside 8)
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 04:31:08 PM »
i did i was actually corking on it.
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 08:07:29 PM »
cabecho, i put a few pictures of my dash in my gallery. as i said earlier you have door bars to contend with, the way i cut the slots in the dash it goes in as if it a regular install sort of. Bud
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Re: I have a dilemma.
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012, 08:35:57 PM »
man that looks sweet i like it. i may start looking for a dash and start to work on it little by little see how it comes out. thank you so much.
i love how your car is coming out.
Aerodynamics is for those who can't build engines

If ford pintos are not fast then why chevy's have to use there parts to make them fast?