1962 Impala Restoration: Pot Metal Dashboard Repair

129     1962 Impala Restoration:  Pot Metal Dashboard Repair with Super Alloy 1 Pot Metal Restoration Kit

Muggy Weld customer Alex recently repaired a 1962 Impala pot metal dashboard and wanted to share his results.  He was curious if Super Alloy 1 could bond sheet metal to pot metal and decided to give this custom application a try.

Impalas were considered flagship passenger cars for Chevy, and the 1962 Chevy Impala featured several new features including an overhang convertible roof–making this a popular car among consumers.  Impalas offered big block and small block engine choices, luxury seats and interiors, and aluminum and chrome panels to house the triple taillight assembly.  Many collectors still consider Chevy Impalas their favorite muscle cars, and insist on keeping their car parts all original rather than repairing with plastic or temporary fillers.

For this repair, Alex prepared the part by first shaving the firewall and wipers–he didn’t want to leave the wiper switch and heater controls on the dash.   Note:  Super Alloy Alloy 1 has been instrumental in numerous custom jobs such as frenching taillight housings to sheet metal giving a seamless appearance.

As you can see, Alex was successful in his attempt and the end result is a completely unique 1962 Impala dashboard.  Alex said  “I just want to say thank you for your product as it definitely helped me out”

Super Alloy 1’s low melting point of 350 prevents warpage and you never have to worry about overheating or destroying irreplaceable or collectible pot metal parts. Thank you Alex for trying Super Alloy 1, thinking outside the box, and sharing your story.

 

If you’ve utilized Super Alloy 1 in a unique or interesting application, please send us an email with photos.  We’d love to share your success story with other Muggy Weld customers.

 

Note:  Please observe all AWS Safety & Health Guidelines when using Muggy Weld products.