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73-87 Chevy _ GMC Trucks => Interior & Equipment => Topic started by: jsc on March 07, 2019, 05:06:53 PM

Title: Dash Pad
Post by: jsc on March 07, 2019, 05:06:53 PM
Can anyone recommend a replacement dash pad for my '83 C10?  I've heard horror stories about some not fitting right, especially around the gauge cluster. 

Thanks

John
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: MIKE S on March 07, 2019, 06:08:03 PM
All I can tell you is I did not want to mess with the repro ones. I sent mine to Just Dashes in southern calif. They rebuilt mine from the ground up. It is near perfect and just like the factory would have made it. It will cost you about a thousand dollars or so. They take your core and strip it down and start with the metal frame. they use the same process as the original manufacturer. Check them out online they have some videos you can watch of how they do it 
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: Irish_Alley on March 07, 2019, 08:16:40 PM
the ones that we sell at our store fit good. http://store.73-87chevytrucks.com/merchant2/
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: jsc on March 08, 2019, 06:22:18 AM
Thanks.  I checked into shipping the dash off.  I think that's the surest thing, but my truck is not a high dollar truck.  So that leaves me with repro, which I'm not against, but don't want to be staring into these huge gaps around the gauges every time I drive it. 

Is there a guarantee with the ones sold here? 

Thanks again

John
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: Irish_Alley on March 08, 2019, 07:08:21 AM
i cant say for sure. i know chris (the owner) only sells the things that he would use himself, email him webmaster@73-87chevytrucks.com
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: roundhouse on March 11, 2019, 08:39:49 PM
I used the plastic overlay and itís fine

You gotta trim some from around the edges but it looks fine

Looks a whole lot better than the old one that was split in a dozen places
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: rayjos_1 on March 26, 2019, 08:15:34 PM
Can anyone recommend a replacement dash pad for my '83 C10?  I've heard horror stories about some not fitting right, especially around the gauge cluster. 

Thanks

John
I bought mine for a 76 from Classic industries for about 317. It was really good. Nice firm fit with little trimming. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190327/6b0fb668c396245c685f27835383d9d1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: philo_beddoe on March 27, 2019, 10:53:57 AM
Before i knew about the site store i got mine from here. Great fit, no problems.

https://www.brotherstrucks.com/

But always check site store first.
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: jsc on October 12, 2019, 07:16:48 PM
Thanks for all of your help. I ordered a new pad and it is perfect. 

Is there a market for old, cracked dash pads?  Or just toss it? 

John
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: DanMcG on October 13, 2019, 02:32:12 AM
Whos pad did you end up buying?
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: jsc on October 13, 2019, 10:03:47 PM
Well, according to the rules of this forum the name of the company is restricted.  But they are well known.

John
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: JohnnyPopper on October 14, 2019, 01:02:07 PM
Well, according to the rules of this forum the name of the company is restricted.  But they are well known.

John

Maybe the rules need to be updated? I see company names quite often, and they have been quite helpful, as the 'store' does not have an exhaustive inventory. Not that it needs one  ;)
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: Irish_Alley on October 15, 2019, 08:32:35 AM
its not just that any companies are not permitted, just one particular that is restricted from being mentioned.
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: philo_beddoe on November 11, 2019, 08:57:23 PM
its not just that any companies are not permitted, just one particular that is restricted from being mentioned.
Ohhh, the "forbidden" one....
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: roundhouse on November 14, 2019, 08:09:02 PM
We got a plastic overlay , it looks good

Looks a lot lot better than the old busted up one
Title: Re: Dash Pad
Post by: JohnnyPopper on November 18, 2019, 09:46:48 PM
RH does the plastic overlay cost 300 bucks? If not, can you 'name' the supplier?

 ;D
Title: Dash Pad
Post by: roundhouse on November 19, 2019, 09:51:32 PM
RH does the plastic overlay cost 300 bucks? If not, can you 'name' the supplier?

 ;D
It was less than $200 but I donít remember exactly

Think we bought it from the store on the website this forum is on
But it would have been from somewhere else

They are Probabaly all the same manufacturer and just 9 different places selling them and have And them drop shipped from the manufacturer

Thatís what most everyone does nowdays

But you can google ď73-87 Chevy dash overlay ď and get lots of results .