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    Dash Support

    Anyone, Is there a source for pre-bent sheet metal to go around the dash support offered by FFR? I'd like to use the sheet metal fro a couple of switches and possibly a radio...
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    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
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    • Aluminum door sill kick plate will work.
    • I used it for my under dash support, which holds my speakers, fuse block assembly and my radio too.
    • You just need a sheet metal brake to make your parts which can be purchased at Harbor Freight.
    • Hope this helps.


    Under dash pics from passenger side of car:

    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/album...chmentid=51762

    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/attac...4&d=1458505006

    This is the brake that I have and it works well for small stuff:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/18-inc...ake-39103.html
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 09-12-2017 at 02:58 PM.

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    I think what you are looking for is a "console" As far as I know, no one is making one for the Cobra. Very simple to make though. I made patterns out of cardboard to get the shape I wanted. Then transferred it to aluminum.
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    I don't quite get what you mean..like a panel to go between the tranny cover, and the lower dash?

    In my opinion, radio is fairly useless, when your out cruising, although I guess if you want to park, and watch the submarine races with a girlfriend..The sound of the side-pipes are music to my ears..

    An under-dash panel is a good spot for a couple switches. I used a piano hinge to attach it to the frame, (so the dash can still be dropped down), and attached it to the dash lip. It helps make the dash much more solid too. No bending required.
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    If this is what you are looking for Whitby has pre-made panels that rivet together or you can bend your own. Box is just 3 sides & easy to make.

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    AC Bill where did you get the the 12v acc /lighter plug?

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    i have the same thing in craigs second link. I ordered it from amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK C View Post
    AC Bill where did you get the the 12v acc /lighter plug?
    A local Marine store. A well equipped Marine store has lots of things useful for our builds. Stainless steel machine screws, nuts, and washers, were one thing I made really good use of. Stainless steel screw finish bezels for door trim and dash, etc. They also have various rubber watertight, wire harness pass thru's, various lights, fuse holders (as seen in my picture), sealants, adhesives, etc..

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    Thanks to all.

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