Bondora’s 71 Camaro Build

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  1. bondora68

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    Finished off the headliner by pulling the sides tighter and using the heat gun to smooth out wrinkles.
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    My gas petal is a drive by wire unit from a C5 Corvette and sits outward a little bit more, but that duct that you are referring to does come close. It directed it upwards and over the steering column. I took some pics but it is crowded in there..
    Near the pedal, the larger duct is the driver's vent and it routes upward and over the steering column. The smaller duct sitting under the gas pedal is the lap vent duct which will run over the driver's lap vent and will no longer be down there in the way...
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    Your headliner came out great. Mine still has wrinkles that I could not get out from being in its box for 15 years. I thought about trying a steamer but the heat gun may shrink it a little and help the process along.
     
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    Yes, I had pretty good luck with the heat gun on medium setting.
     
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    Put the restored and painted dash back in.. Used a chrome pen to put the lines on the dash..I dug out the old door panels that were nearly trashed and restored the lower panels by repairing cracks and cleaning and repainting
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    I started the preliminary wiring on my New Vintage USA gauge cluster by labeling everything on the bench and extending grounds and 12v leads.I purchased a Milwaukee cordless battery powered soldering iron that I absolutely love! It heats up in less than 20 seconds and works great.
    My console is finally finished as well.
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    Gauges installed and working.

    not happy with the overall fit of the dash pad..
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    I made a cup holder out of some ABS plastic using a heat gun. It fits in the console and is removable
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    ..and the console lid still shuts.
     
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    Hey, I am is the same stages and am considering the NVU gauges as well. Planning on buying a repop dash (researching the NPD dash) and a repop bezel. You stated "not happy with the overall fit of the dash pad". Was it the fit of the restored dash itself you were not happy with or the bezel and gauges?
     
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    I think the dash pad I have is actually a repop and not very good (came with the car in the trunk). I’m having some issues lining things up at the bottom. The gauges look awesome but could use some improvement where it meets the bezel. They are not flush together and there is a 1/2 “ gap between them. Not horrible but I wish they had put more engineering into this setup. The gauges are gorgeous however!
     

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