Thanks for the support guys! The time, money and effort really pays off with the compliments. My heat control pannel is grey. I guess I did these first pannels in gloss black because I have a small fetish with the color?? I did the entire undercarrage of my 4x4 truck in gloss black. The dash pannel fits snug right up to the heat control pannels, there is no gap. I can't remember but I think there is about a 1/16" gap by the cig lighter spot (away from the dash plastic). I kinda think this is the way it was before, but it is un noticable. how is your guys's? I want to limit the number of times I pull the dash apart. in fact, I will probaly leave it alone until I figure out what I am going to do with my center dash section. I want to paint the wood the exterior body color, but in a few years that color will change. The aluminum block just bolts to the brackets, so it is easily not used. To center the heat controls would be a bit more CAD drawing, but do able. Also, there would be two fill pannels, rather then just one, double the work time on making them. I thought the one would be cool when it was engraved, and I appoligise guys, I can't stress how cool that laser engraver is over powdercoat. We can take any picture, scan it and burn it in. I think I might have jumped the gun on listing that on e-bay, but I wanted to get the word out. There is no waiting list, infact no bids. I put it on e-bay so I wasn't cluttering up this site with the "buy my product" attitude. I will be willing to sell these on a non-ebay sale. I wouldn't like to see someone have to pay a bunch more just for the supply/demand issue e-bay can promote. I think $45 will cover the materials and time I will have in each one, and if I sell enough, will pay for the prototype workings of this. These will be around for a while guys, keep in contact if your are interested.
Also, what do you think of this?? I have few $$. That means no subs in the trunk, nothing. But, I do keep my cleaning supplies back there, I HATE the fact that somthing can slide over and dent the outside rear quarters. What was GM thinking? They must have though people wouldn't ever pitch there car sideways with a factory posi and a 350 through a corner?!?! Anyways, I have had the trunk carpet pulled for a while to do this. I want to make a tight fitting aluminum pannel that goes from the trunk floor to the top, front to back. I was toying around the idea of a door to house towels, cleaning supplies, ect. But at the least, a pannel thas will bolt in with brackets I will provide. Maybe a nice brushed finish?
Afer class tomorrow I headed to Kansas for some ATV'n so I check in early next week. Also by Tuesday I'll have some pics of the engraved stuff. *fingers crossed*