Lighted dash plate (above glove box)...

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  1. toofastforyou

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    It would be great if someone would make a dash plate (above the glove box) which would light up the same way as the ones found on ''Limiteds'' BUT done in the correct grey for the GN!...(y)

    Claude.;)
     
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    Man, i would be all over this
     
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    With a good idea (subtle, nothing tacky or overly ghetto import styled), some crafty workmanship, a trip to the art supply store, a spare dash panel, Lexan, and a Dremel and I'm pretty sure one can be made up by anyone with patience and half-ass art skills.

    Good winter project on a coffee table when your bored and sitting in front of a TV watching nothing important.
     
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    I've looked into this. It's not easy. Was actually going to have the whole plaque cncd then do lexan with led etc. But if you don't have a CNC hook up just not worth it
     
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    What did the world do before CNC machines?

    I know I could hand make this panel and make it well. I'm just not sure it would look great in my car because I've got way too much stuff already and it's beginning to look like a friggin Christmas tree!

    But I don't think anyone would pay for my time to make one. Or anyone's time to make just one. If it's not mass produced it's going to be expensive either way. Whether it's done by machine or by a craftsman.
     
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    Aaaaw...c'mon Joey...I'm sure you could make one for a good friend like me at a reasonable price! :D

    Claude. ;)
     
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    I wish I knew you wanted one as winter was about to begin. I may have taken on this project just to see how good it could come out. Unfortunately I don't think I'm going to have any extra time on my hands in the foreseeable future. I would've been happy to have you feature a part made by me. And I wouldn't dare give it to you to install unless it came out absolutely perfect.
     
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    Well maybe if I wait 'till next fall...then you might have time?

    Claude :)
     
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    Winter is when I always choose to do all my silly little arts and crafts projects. You know the ones. Just look at all the crap I've built for my car. I get cabin fever and have to do something or I start climbing the walls.

    BTW. Have you spoke to Brian? Or Jack this week? If not, give him a call.
     
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    No not lately, why?...something wrong happened?

    Claude.
     
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    Call him today.
     
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    I run a Cnc, if someone has a design let me know.
     
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    I made an experimental lighted panel a couple different ways. I settled on one for now but plan to do some changes before too long.

    1. I tried using a solid panel from an early Regal as the base (like the 86-87 Grand National plaque) but it turned out to be too difficult. (think cutting design with Dremmel etc.) Damn - Decided to go back & start over.
    2. Next I tried the lighted Regal Limited T Type design for a base. This worked best. The original Limited plaques (both "T" & NA Regal) can be found lighted. Buick made these panels two different ways. I chose the two bulb harness version.

    Plaque_FRAME.jpg DSCN7409sm.jpg DSCN7410sm.jpg

    The biggest obstacle to making a number of these in my opinion is the availability of the the frame. If this panel could be made - an exact duplicate of the original then the rest would be just a 'silly little arts & crafts project' as said above. Actually silly little efforts can be very satisfying.

    Anyway I suppose a lot of time and effort would go into CNC-ing replacement frames? SEt up? Programming? What do you experienced guys think? fast NY six?

    Note: I don't think the panels are flat or square. More like concave and maybe trapezoid which might be hard to reproduce ... and make them fit the dash right.
     
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    I actually started working on a proto type for this. My main thing is to have words and color totally customized. Not there yet still figuring it all out...
     
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