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Old 07-12-2009, 02:32 AM   #15
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silverslug...i like where you are going with your idea of removing only the offending "dashboard" and leaving the restof the dome intact. i'll be doing to the same to my front end soon. please let me know what you have done. i'm thinking after the "hide-away" cubbys are gone i can mkae the whole front one smooth piece. i'm covering my interior with wood veneer.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:30 AM   #16
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Double check on the end cap. I'm not sure but think that I have read on the forum that the end caps are actually made of ABS plastic, not fiberglass.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:10 AM   #17
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The front cap is plastic; the rear bathroom cap is fiberglass...at least on mine.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:42 PM   #18
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Okay, I just cut out the non-dome shaped dashboard part of the endcap with a common handheld jigsaw and fine blade and it worked beautifully. I next will get some cardboard to make patterns for wooden ribs which will form a skeleton upon which to complete the dome shape for the end caps using the 1/8 inch doorskin plywood. I will take some pictures of the process for anyone who may be interested. I will save my patterns if this works, in case others want to try this.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:50 PM   #19
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Here is an example of what another forum member did, sorry but I lost the link of where I found this. This is so beautiful!
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that's picture is so small I can't see it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:54 PM   #21
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that's picture is so small I can't see it.

Here's the link. We posted a thread about using wood veneers and panels over interior skins, and this was from one of the posts.

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Old 07-15-2009, 08:43 AM   #22
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Thanks Kevin. Your pictures are gorgeous and a real inspiration for our project.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #23
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Thanks Kevin. Your pictures are gorgeous and a real inspiration for our project.

I wish they were of our AS, but they belong to another forum member who posted on a recent thread I started. We're starting our full monte restoration soon and are interested in using birch plys on some of the interior walls. We looked at a friend's 75th anniversary AS a few weeks ago, and my SO likes the mouse fur walls, so we'll likely incorporate some material coverings as well.

I plan to ditch the plastic end caps on ours too. Ours are cracked, and IMHO they are butt ugly.


Keep pushing ahead with your project and keep the photographs coming.

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Old 07-15-2009, 08:28 PM   #24
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At This Point...

Here's what it looks like now. Next steps are to figure out exactly what we will be doing with the wiring before sealing it back up.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:36 PM   #25
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I think the leads for the speakers run through there, and they are often forgotten, so figure out where you will put the sound system and move the wires accordingly.

And of course, some of that wiring is for lights, I'll bet (plus maybe the fan in the vent you have the screen hanging out of), so it goes without saying that you make sure everything works before sealing it up again.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #26
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SilverSlug,

Sorry my pics never came out, but the other members pics are the same as mine. You can visit my blog below for the pics that I was trying to show you. Just visit the Dec 2008 posts.

Keep us posted on your progress. I had wanted to do the very thing that you are doing with the wood paneling instead of the ugly end cap. I was talked out of it, but still want to do it

Good luck. I look forward to following your progress.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:48 PM   #27
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Hi Minno,

Just curious as to how you completed your end cap. I am restoring my 1970 31' and am looking for ideas. I'm thinking of a new cabinet for storage and a place for the control panel (like before) also a place for my new stereo. Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-29-2009, 09:08 AM   #28
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Hi Charlotte,

I'm still a couple of years from having to worry about building a new front end cap. My thougts are to use the rear end cap as a mold, and build a new front end cap out of fiberglass fabric and epoxy, using a release agent on the rear end cap so the new front cap won't stick to it. I've used fiberglass fabric and expoxy resin to repair a Wenonah canoe, so I'm fairly comfortable that I can do a new end cap ok. We'll cover the inside surface of the end cap with our wall/ceiling covering that we'll use - whatever that ends up being.

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