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Username Post: Dash Overlay Cap        (Topic#350063)
6T5 
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03-12-18 02:35 PM - Post#2727347    

Wondering if anyone had any feedback on these and how they're fastened down and are they worth it or should I just go with a replacement if available...Thanks Ed



 
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03-12-18 05:14 PM - Post#2727359    
    In response to 6T5

A friend of mine had one on his '66 two door coupe and it was OK for a beater. Not terrific, but OK. It was better than a torn up dry rotted pad, but nowhere near like a new pad.

Bob
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03-13-18 02:47 AM - Post#2727418    
    In response to centsless

Yeah centsless I guess that's what you get for around $100. I saw one for around $350 but the sub-notes said it was plastic so I'm not sure exactly what it is I'm getting. I prefer one that looks and fills (with the foam) like the original.

Does anybody have any input on a supplier and quality of the pad?...thanks ed





 
pro552000 
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03-13-18 03:52 AM - Post#2727424    
    In response to 6T5

I believe there is a place called just dashes that will rebuild your original.



Edited by pro552000 on 03-13-18 03:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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03-13-18 08:35 AM - Post#2727459    
    In response to pro552000

Here is there link: http://www.justdashes.com/
They do great work! And they are expensive.
Like most anything else, you get what you pay for....
I'd avoid the "dash cap" solution, IMO.

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03-13-18 02:48 PM - Post#2727491    
    In response to BigDogSS

So justdashes is still another type of overlay even though it's a better choice. What is the one listed at Hubbard's compared to justdashes?...thanks for your input, ed



 
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03-13-18 03:20 PM - Post#2727494    
    In response to 6T5

Just Dashes is not an overlay........They rebuild your old dash pad from scratch........They are the BEST........If you are building a car you want to be proud of and have correct fitting parts.......They are the only way to go..........



 
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03-13-18 04:43 PM - Post#2727500    
    In response to kwhizz

X2 on what kwhizz says. With Just Dashes, you are getting back is pretty much a OEM factory-fresh dash pad, that is the correct in color and fits like no reproduction dash pad will fit.

The cover in Hubbard's is just a piece of plastic that fits over your existing cracked dash. IMO, I would never consider such a product.

I had mine rebuilt (1967 Impala) by Just Dashes after a reproduction unit would NOT fit correctly. Yes, it was expensive, but WELL worth it.



    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible - Ermine White C1
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 - Marina Blue FF



Edited by BigDogSS on 03-13-18 04:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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03-14-18 06:51 PM - Post#2727638    
    In response to 6T5

I had mine done by Dash Specialists. They did an awesome job that looks like factory. It was pricey, but again, worth the money to me.

Bob
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Ron Shaw 
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03-17-18 04:49 AM - Post#2727909    
    In response to centsless

I had mine done by Just Dashes also. Looked and fit great. But... after the first time in the hot sun I noticed bubbles. I called Just Dashes and they said to pop the bubbles with a pin? They even have a YouTube video on how to do it. So it must be a common problem?



 
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03-18-18 03:53 AM - Post#2728013    
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Thanks for your reply's, I mean how much cost are we talking on a recover. Are there any refab dashes available to buy if you don't have one? Ed




 
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03-18-18 06:27 AM - Post#2728025    
    In response to 6T5

I don't know what car you have but this is what I bought many years ago when it was much more reasonable: http://www.alknochinteriors.com/impala/65-66-dash-...

Paul





 
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03-19-18 04:55 AM - Post#2728132    
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  • fsc66 Said:
I don't know what car you have but this is what I bought many years ago when it was much more reasonable: http://www.alknochinteriors.com/impala/65-66-dash-...

Paul



Hey Paul was yours padded and vinyl? I remember the name Al Knoch from my vette days. Thanks for the reminder...



 
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03-20-18 05:03 AM - Post#2728251    
    In response to 6T5

Yes padded and vinyl, when I got mine they were just short on the right and left sides so hopefully they fir perfect now.

Paul





 
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03-20-18 08:20 AM - Post#2728269    
    In response to fsc66

FWIW, the '67 repro pad I had was an Al Knoch pad. It looked great, it bolted up to the metal dash fine, but the A-pillar trim would not fit on top of the dash-pad edges.
Three things here: 1) the dash pad/A-pillar relationship for a 66 may different. 2) It has been 10 years since I went through this, so their product may have improved. 3) Made in USA (TX).
I'd give Al Knoch a call and talk to them.

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    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 - Marina Blue FF



Edited by BigDogSS on 03-20-18 08:29 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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