|Project by savannah505||posted 01-14-2009 04:15 AM||1803 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Well here is something you don’t see to often or ever. I made these vent vanes from cocobola wood that I sliced 1/8th. in thick. I then made a jig that took 1/8th in. teflon rod and formed a 1/16th in. pin on the end that I inserted into the ends of the vane. This makes up the hinging point and one end has two pins (one for the hinge point and one for the lever bar that pivots them). I show in the second picture the original vane that comes stock in the vehicels of that era. I had a chevy el camino at the time that I was wanting to customize and never was able to finish, so these never made it into it. I have four bundled sets of these, matched in order of their grain. If anyone knows of someone that would want these, please let me know, I don’t want to throw them away or let the work go by the wayside. I also have the side trim that you can see on the vane holder unit in the first picture. I also made a cocobola wood dual swivel light sockets that go with this. I just don’t know what to do with them now. I also made shift lever, turn signal stem, and tilt wheel lever, with cocobola knobs and inlaid with Austrailan opal in them.
-- Dan Wiggins