1963 dashboard pieces

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Marcabul
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1963 dashboard pieces

Post by Marcabul » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:07 pm

The aluminum pieces on the dashboard that wrap around the doors, what treatment is applied to them? Are they just polished, anodized, or some other. I bought new pieces and they are not the same finish.

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Re: 1963 dashboard pieces

Post by 60fore » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:41 pm

Originally the aluminum trim was anodized; usually a clear finish was used but they could also be tinted blue or beige depending on the interior color.
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Re: 1963 dashboard pieces

Post by Marcabul » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:59 pm

thank you. I was puzzled by the new ones which are simply aluminum with no treatment.

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Re: 1963 dashboard pieces

Post by surfmurf » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:05 am

My 63, with the 2 tone blue upholstery, had Argent (French for silver) trim panels. Why its called Argent instead of Silver I have no idea.
It was and is RE-spray painted.

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Re: 1963 dashboard pieces

Post by ICON 1961 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:02 am

I just recently bought this a dash cover, I'll use it only for when my car is sitting out doors in the sun at a car show.
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