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Abingdon Pillow Dashboard

Started by december2015, January 13, 2016, 01:45:57 PM

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Would anyone know whether a template of the "Abingdon Pillow" has ever been made? I have this rather wild idea that I would like to replace the padded dash in my '71 B with a home-built wooden unit.

David Okon


Several years ago I replaced my "Weather Split" pillow with an original used unit out of a GT (less sun & no split). Found on E-Bay. While doing my search I saw one where the owner removed all vinyl and foam from the steel base. He then painted it with a very nice hammer tone silver/gray. It looked very nice in the picture. I think that it might be possible to do the same and laminate a thin wood veneer to the steel. The gauges and switches would also help to hold it together. Also, (correct me if I'm wrong) I think that pre-pillow models had a plain steel painted (or vinyl laminated) dash that also was very nice with a simple uncluttered look.

There is also someone in the UK that sells direct replacement from pillow to metal at

Good Luck.
Ron Stuckey
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