AC Aceca Dashboard and wood trim restoration
Burr walnut re-veneering on rounded and concave woodwork – Classic car Restoration
Veneering the AC Aceca dashboard
Depending on the client’s ideas and requirements, when re-veneering the main AC Aceca dashboard I book-match the veneer. For those that don’t know the expression this means taking two sheets of veneer, flipping one over and joining them in the middle of the dashboard to create a mirror effect. It gives a stylish and elegant look.
AC Aceca Door cappings
For some cars like this AC Aceca the wooden door cappings have a concave area on the top for pulling the door closed. It is important to re-veneer these correctly so that the veneer ‘sinks’ fully into this dip and sticks well. This ensures that the veneer won’t be damaged or move in the long term.
Veneering rounded edges
It’s also important to have expertise to re-veneer in three dimensions. Not all dashboards and wooden trim pieces are flat and it is with Simon’s thirty years experience and antique restoration skills that he is able to veneer all sorts of shapes.
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Discover more about the AC Aceca car, a closed coupé from the British AC Cars company, produced from 1954 until 1963