Register now to get rid of these ads!
  1. TJJ3
    Hey Fellas, excuse the spam... But, The Jalopy Journal #3 is now available for consumption and well... We are really proud of it. If you have a moment, click here to check it out. If you already have yours or if you are tired of seeing this notification, just click the little 'x' on the top right hand corner of this box and you are done.


Where can I get some engine turned sheet metal or aluminum?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Levis Classic, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Levis Classic
    Joined: Oct 7, 2003
    Posts: 4,066

    Levis Classic

    Anyone have a source for sheet metal or aluminum sheet with the engine turning effect already done on it?

    Thanks for your help
  2. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 29,005


    How much do you want and how big do you want the turns? I could use a buck or two.:D
  3. blown49
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,213

    Member Emeritus

    I don't know of any but I've done some of it. Pretty easy really just takes a drill press and a wooden dowel the size you want the circles to be. Combine with lapping compound on the end of the dowel. Place a stop on your drill press table and make the first one. Move 1/2 hole sidewise and continue until that horizontal row is finished. Move your stop 1/2 hole and repeat.

    If you're doing a firewall you might want to use a large diameter dowell and bring your lunch cause it may take a while.
  4. Rick-L
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 43

    from san diego

    Speedway motors sells panels 12" wide up to 48" long.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,533

    from Garner, NC

    Yeah and they're made by 12 year old Chinese virgins.....
  6. Try here:
  7. John Copeland
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
    Posts: 350

    John Copeland
    Member Emeritus

    If it has to be metal then my suggestion won't be of any value. The cabinet industry has had a formica out for a while that looks identical. Formica is a trade name, as well as a manufacturer, but any supplier of plastic laminate should have a version of what looks to be engine turned metal. It works exceptionally well for flat dashes, will flex somewhat, and is quite durable.
  8. sir
    Joined: Oct 8, 2005
    Posts: 469

    Member luck!
  9. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,323

    Slag Kustom

    there is also decals that look really good that can be used of curved shapes and is much cheaper.
  10. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,214


    Now that was funny
  11. Turbo26T
    Joined: May 19, 2004
    Posts: 892


    sir: Izzat a good "Good Luck" or a warning "Good Luck" ? Cause I kinda like one of the dash plates...just wanted a heads-up before ordering.....Stan
  12. Same question as Turbo26T. I know everyone I can think of gets theirs from them. Speedway, and Eastwood. Do they suck selling to the public?
  13. The Caretaker
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 63

    The Caretaker

    An old hot rodder told me about the wooden dowel method only he used toothpaste for a compound. Cheaper and readily available.
  14. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,573


    Try Haneline....

  15. rocknrods
    Joined: Feb 1, 2006
    Posts: 217


  16. sir
    Joined: Oct 8, 2005
    Posts: 469


    I have a "hanline" dash in my "66" very happy with the looks and the far as "fp-metals is concerned I have never delt with them personaly....
  17. sir
    Joined: Oct 8, 2005
    Posts: 469


    .better pic ...sorry for the size..
  18. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,682

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Got some from haneline, big $ but nice.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.