Shift plate filler from wood

digithead

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A while back I asked what went in this area. Turns out theres some black plastic filler plate I dont have.So I thought what the hell lets try one made from wood. So I used some 1/8" birch play I had laying around. Came out pretty cool. I stained it and finished it with NC laquer that I used when I repair quitars. Had I thought this as going to work, and been thinking, I should have matched the dash fake woodgrain one better! Its just slid down on over rubber boot down to between the bottom and second layer.

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I have a low rust/lots of dents '71 sportsroof.
Very good wood!

 

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Since it came out nice, I think i'll take it out and use it as a template, cut another one, and try to stain more like the fake wood grain sticker stuff on the center gauge console.

 

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digithead,

Looks good to me. Reminds me of the 1968 Shelby Mustang interior wood grain.

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Yes, that is what I was thinking re: matching the wood grain on the radio insert area, would look really nice.

 
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