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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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My '74 GTV needs dash work. I'm thinking Just Dashes for a repair or a new dash from Mr Fiat. I've used Just Dashes before and know what to expect but have never seen a new dash from Mr Fiat.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 08:42 AM
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You might also want to try the German suppliers. I believe they offer reproduction dashes as well, and are generally very reasonably priced.

I'd also do some searching within the forums to get some reviews. The quality does seem to vary a bit from supplier to supplier.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 05:58 PM
It's hard to justify spending $1,800 and waiting months to have the dash recovered when a new one is a third the price and immediately available. I've purchased two 1750 dashes from Alfaholics and have been very pleased.
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It's hard to justify spending $1,800 and waiting months to have the dash recovered when a new one is a third the price and immediately available. I've purchased two 1750 dashes from Alfaholics and have been very pleased.
Wow, the price has gone up a lot. I had Just Dashes recovered my GTV dash 10 years ago and it was $750. I was OK with the result as I think they did not do a good job around the sharp edges.

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It's hard to justify spending $1,800 and waiting months to have the dash recovered when a new one is a third the price and immediately available. I've purchased two 1750 dashes from Alfaholics and have been very pleased.
gprocket. I see the new dashes available more recently form various suppliers. But, my impression is that they are different from the original construction? Is it true? Maybe you can share more info on these dashes? Are they similar to the original construction, or fiberglass layup? is the surface also vinyl like the original, or what is the surface like?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 07:48 PM
The back bone of the repro dash is fiberglass. The exterior is vinyl but I can't say that it's correct grain (fine for me). It's padded but not quite as soft as the original.

The attachment bracket are shipped loose. The pocket that houses the choke and hand accelerator is missing on the Alfaholics unit. I've heard some have complained that the color wasn't black enough (mine were fine).

I'm pretty sure they quoted me close to $1,800 for the dash a couple of years ago but that may have included the console.
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Thanks gprocket!
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