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Offline jsc

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Dash Pad
« 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

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #1 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 

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 08:16:40 PM »
the ones that we sell at our store fit good. http://store.73-87chevytrucks.com/merchant2/
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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #8 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
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 08:17:04 PM by bd »

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 02:32:12 AM »
Whos pad did you end up buying?

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #11 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  ;)

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Re: Dash Pad
« Reply #12 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.
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