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I found a S-2 getting parted, and bought the dash. I have no time to tackle the project myself, but would be happy to ship it off for some love.

Anyone??
 

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Dash

Shoulda called me first. I have about 5 dashes

"Just Dashes" very expensive

Another group in SW Wash, not too much cheaper

Search bb as there was someone who just did a dash in Minn?
 

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well, I got the dash for a lil wine. And, he has the rest of the vehicle is you want a project or a straight body.

Where is Just Dashes??

And what are you doing right now?? Feel like Barbara?
 

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they sound crazy expensive. I found another outfit in Medford OR called Dash Specialists. No web-site but I will call them in the morning.
Another joint near by is in Brush Prairie, called http://www.dashboardrestorations.com/
will call and see who I like best. Of course I'll post the results.
Robert
 

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I'd just put a rug or cap on it. The brand new one I put on my 72 spider in 2000 is starting to crack despite being parked entirely inside since then. Not entirely climate controlled, but I'm thinking you can't win by buying this pot.

Wait until you find out the cost to remove and replace! No way I would ever do it myself or pay for any daily driver or non-99 point show car!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A PITA to change out. Caps and rugs really look pretty nice to me after having all four.
 

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if I'm to believe the propaganda put out by these dash people, a big part of the problem is the type of foam used by the car companies in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It was crap. It cracked, it became powder over a short period of time.

New foams are more heat and UV resistant.

Maybe its all hooey. I don't know. What I do know is that I stare at those cracks EVERY SINGLE DAY.

If my trunk needed refinishing, I wouldn't care. If I had a dent in the back, it wouldn't bother me every single moment I'm in the driver's seat.

But the dash, arrgh.
Robert
 

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both the SW Washington place, Dashboard Restorations, and the Southern Oregon place, Dash Specialties called me this morning within 5 minutes of each other.

They were both familiar with the Alfa spider dash. They both quoted me $625. The only difference, the Washington, Pete says 6-8 weeks. The Oregon guy, 4 weeks.

On the other-hand, Pete comes to Portland once a week, and I can meet him near the airport, saving on postage.

I'm not that pressed for time, so I'm going with pete. Will keep y'all updated.
Robert
 

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Do a search on the board for the thread about restoring it yourself with truck bed-liner...
 

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see the opening remark where I have no time. I don't have time to pee. I am lucky to sneak in 3 hours of sleep. NO TIME.

Oh, and the previous owner of the dash did exactly that. Looks horrible.
 

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So Rob, Haven't heard from you in a while. Did you get the dash done yet? happy with it?
neil
 

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been too busy...

with the remodel of the wine bar. I need to pick that thing up. Thanks for the reminder, been done for months.
 

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Good to know

yeah let us know what you think.
Also, wine bar all redone? I liked it the other way, but maybe we should get together.
thanks
 

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Who's Barbara???
 

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Interested in the how the PNW firms make out with your dash. I am ready to redo mine. I did the $30 repair and it re-cracked. The price above seems great compared to Just Dashes and Centerlines. Hope they are as familiar with GTV dashes. Let us know the results.

Thanks,
 
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