Updated dashboards for vintage Chevy, GMC trucks

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Rtech installed its new dashboard in the cabin of its 'Duke' K50 project truck | Rtech Fabrications photos

Rtech Fabrications has developed and is producing replacement dash panels for 1967-72 Chevrolet and GMC trucks.

“We created the Double DIN Dashboard for our custom builds, Rtech Fabrications founder Randall Robertson is quoted in the company’s announcement. “Our customers often want modern electronics in their classic trucks. We build this complete dash panel from scratch as a superior solution to the cut-and-paste jobs people often do to add a modern head unit.”

The panel uses 16- and 18-gauge sheet metal, “exceeding OE specifications,” the company said.

Double DIN Dashboard installed in the ‘Duke’
The unfinished dash

The panel “is a direct replacement for the factory piece and is fabricated to accept modern 7×4-inch head units,” Rtech Fabrications added.

“Further, the dash uses stock mounting provisions and is designed to accommodate the factory dash pad, gauges/instrument panel, and glovebox. Two basic versions are available: standard and with a cut-out for the factory A/C control panel.

The panel has a base price of $1,159 and Rtech, based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, offers custom paint or powder coating, an ashtray delete, and modern gauges from Dakota Digital or other suppliers.

For more information, visit the Rtech Fabrications website.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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