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Old 03-10-2015, 03:42 PM
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Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

So I did a search and didn't find anything. What are people doing for this?
I have a 98 Camaro that has the plastic all in the front cracked. More than one crack so I can't "fix" it.
What are people doing now a days for this? I went to a local pull a part and it was already gone + I wouldn't have known how to get it out anyway.

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Old 03-10-2015, 06:34 PM
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Re: Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

Just keep checking junkyards. I've never heard of any other solution, although I would imagine you could go to a shop that does custom interiors and they could make something for you.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:34 AM
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Re: Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

Aftermarket replacements (full replacement or molded caps) are available, but they aren't cheap:

Camaro Upper Dash Pad, 1997-1999 | 10422746

http://www.1aauto.com/1997-02-dash-c...FS3l7AodL0YAEA

I did a quick Google search and it turned up a few used units.

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:29 PM
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Re: Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

Get a carpet cover from e-bay.I did this.Looks great.$40.00 or so.
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Re: Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

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Get a carpet cover from e-bay.I did this.Looks great.$40.00 or so.
Yeah I agree with this. My dash is cracked pretty bad and has a black mat over it and looks just fine. Even if I get a new dash or dash cap later on, I'm definitely going to put the mat back over it.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:46 PM
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Re: Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

I've seen someone glue the original back together, reinforcing it from the back. Then cover the top with a gray (or interior matching) leatherette material. Looked pretty good.

Might find the thread somewhere in this forum.
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Dash pad
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I think I read something on TECH about a dash pad on ebay.
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This guy did a good job on solving dash cracks-- Cracked dash! - Camaro Zone - Camaro Forums and News
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Re: Dash cracked. Any suggestions?

I just installed this dash cover on my 98 TA. Looks good to me, almost perfect appearance. It came only in black, so I painted it with vinyl paint to match my interior. Total cost for pad, vinyl cleaner, vinyl prep, and paint was about $200. Installation was very easy. I glued it only at 4 places at the edge away from the windshield. Paint wasn't perfect, so I removed the cover with a putty knife to repaint it, not too difficult.

Edit: Changed "it" to "cover" to not indicate I was removing paint... ;-)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-2002-CAMARO-FIREBIRD-DASH-COVER-BRAND-NEW-/161379044197?hash=item2592f0cb65

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