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'69 2+2 Dash Detail


Referring to the woodgrain portion of the dash on the passenger side of the '69 B-bodies...they had a white border 1/4" in from the edge of the woodgrain and also the model name in an outlined font.  On my 2+2 I can see faint remnants of this "decal".  Does anybody have an actual picture of this portion of the dash or a stencil or template for this decal?  The factory brochure also shows this decal in it's illustrative pictures.  I've attached a pic from the brochure.



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Here's a pic of the dash in my Laurentian. I would assume yours will be similar:

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You can see the white border around the edge of the decal. They are prone to being wiped off if you aren't careful when cleaning the dash
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-- Edited by 69Laurentian on Monday 2nd of November 2009 07:50:23 PM

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Referring to the woodgrain portion of the dash on the passenger side of the '69 B-bodies...they had a white border 1/4" in from the edge of the woodgrain and also the model name in an outlined font.  On my 2+2 I can see faint remnants of this "decal".  Does anybody have an actual picture of this portion of the dash or a stencil or template for this decal?  The factory brochure also shows this decal in it's illustrative pictures.  I've attached a pic from the brochure.



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The same questions you ask gtodrive, I've also though about.

Whether a 2+2, Parisienne or Strato Chief, the dash graphic on all 69' big cars was some sort of stencil or production screening. Not a decal. And it wasn't very durable. After 40 years of wiping with anything but water, the sun and physical contact, and it would be all but gone. But where it once was, it leaves a small, very fine outline tracing the outside edges of what was painted. Almost like a fine scored line.

I have seen only 1 of these 2+2 metal panels nos over the years, but I can't for the life of me figure out how one would get it into place. It's moulded into place under the dash pad. About .25" all the way round is hidden under the pad lip surrounding the panel. And it does not come out from behind.

Someone here probably has a good homemade solution to re-doing this graphic. The lined surround portion, I think you could just very carefully mask off with some good narrow sign painters tape and use a silver modelers detail pen to re-touch. The "2+2" portion... now that would be a challenge. Perhaps it would be easier to have somone reproduce the entire face as a decal applied to a thin substrate, then apply that directly to the panel. Maybe a precicion computer cut mask applied exactly over the original font, then touch up? I really don't think a decal would work very well here, I think it needs to be painted. A graphics person would have a solution to be sure.


'70 2+2. Not sure if the graphic is the same as '69.
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1969 2+2 would have this grain.
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-- Edited by cdnpont on Tuesday 3rd of November 2009 10:00:57 AM

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