I've been dreaming of this car for years and mentally built it lots of ways but one detail that's stayed the same is the wood dash. I've been in woodworking for years and I need something to reflect that. The deuce style dash is good looking but so many T's use it that I want to do something different and put a T style dash in a T. Like so many projects, start with a cardboard template. Make sure the upper curve fits the inside shape of the cowl and the lower edge clears the steering column and your knees. Notice I drew only half the profile because I can flip it to complete it and make it symmitrical. Next, select the kind of wood you want. My favorite species has long been maple, so it was an easy choice. I found this board when I was getting material for a job. It's hard to see in the photo but it has lots of figuring in the grain that will "pop" when the finish is applied. If you're not a regular at the hardwood lumber supplier, the big box home improvement stores sell hardwood lumber already planed the thickness.