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    Lower dash trim 67-68 911S

    I'm restoring a 68S and all the interior alu trim is present, but some PO got really angry with the glove box and damaged the trim below it. (photo)

    I've since had it straightened, but there's some scarring from the original attack. This is a pretty basic piece of metal, and I'm wondering if there's a repro or a used piece floating around out there. It is the longest piece in the car...
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    We were planning to make a repro of these but would need a commitment from enough members on the forum before we invested in the tooling costs. Let me know your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vmn007 View Post
    We were planning to make a repro of these but would need a commitment from enough members on the forum before we invested in the tooling costs. Let me know your thoughts.
    i've looked into extruded and anodized alu part production in the past, and it seems the commitment would be extremely large for a relatively small number of vehicles (67 S; 68 S and L).

    Might be best to start with a readily available production piece and refinish it.

    https://eagle-aluminum.com/product/a...-14-x-1-x-116/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vmn007 View Post
    We were planning to make a repro of these but would need a commitment from enough members on the forum before we invested in the tooling costs. Let me know your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Gris View Post
    i've looked into extruded and anodized alu part production in the past, and it seems the commitment would be extremely large for a relatively small number of vehicles (67 S; 68 S and L).

    Might be best to start with a readily available production piece and refinish it.

    https://eagle-aluminum.com/product/a...-14-x-1-x-116/
    One of the biggest issues can be the anodizing on the base metal. Different aluminum alloys will take the anodizing differently... even the same alloy composition can anodize differently if it's from a different run of aluminum. I've had this problem.

    How bad is the piece? Can you post a pic?

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    Ill give you an option, repro or NOS? Wise choice. PM me for the details.

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