This is THE guy. Randy Keller is his name. The only complaints (I
won't mention names) is that his work is TOO good.
> The mystery deepens :)
> I stopped by the re-finisher to see the walnut veneer that he had
> selected to match
> what is on the Tiger's dash, from
his old stash.
> It isn't burled :)
> I've not looked closely at many stock Tiger dash's but mine is
> burl free.
> He further stated
that the grain should be vertical to match, not left
> to right.
> He mentioned the color shade but I have forgotten
the name of it. In his
> view it was a relatively
darkish shade of brown.
> Then another question arose.
> The small piece that joins the dash beneath the
steering column - is it
> supposed to match the veneer?
> Allan Ballard
> On 6/7/12 3:17 PM, Gary
>> Well, there is "right" and there
is "Prestige". There is no way any
>> Tiger came
with a dash
>> with that perfect mirror finish!
I think it should be burled but not that burled... it was a cheaper
>> cut so to speak, probably
>> like your store was
telling you. It has burls (and every car is
>> different) but
not that many
>> like what you buy now as burled. But NOT just
>> And it should be dark like the protected
bottom edge. Dark walnut
>> stain is what I think
>> I used. The dash had a clear plastic type finish. The steering
>> had an almost
>> opaque brown finish, the
wood grain hardly shows, it looked almost
>> like brown
----- Original Message -----
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>> Sent: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:47:47 -0000
>> Subject: Re: [Tigers] Re-veneering the dash
>> If you are
looking for a quality reproduction of an original Sunbeam
dash, why not just buy one from Prestige Autowood? I realize that
>> they are pricey, but they are very well done and look correct
>> car. All you'll have to do is install it. I've got
one in my car and
>> it still looks new after 25 years.
Evidently, redoing the original
>> dashes must be difficult
because you don't see too many of them done
>> right; one can
almost invariably tell that they were "homemade."
>> my way of thinking, if I'm going to have to be staring at that
>> for years to come, I would want it right.
>> My .02 worth,
>> Andy Walker
>> TAC #740
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