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Old 11-10-2009, 04:48 PM
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Here's how I fixed my 95 Z's cracked dash pad ... (new photos - pad installed)

In pictorial form:

http://picasaweb.google.com/calder.c...eat=directlink

Let me know if I need to clarify any photos

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:57 PM
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Great Job

That looks great and will last for years. I wish mine hadn't deteriorated so bad, I would have given this a shot. replacing mine now.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:02 PM
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That looks great and will last for years. I wish mine hadn't deteriorated so bad, I would have given this a shot. replacing mine now.
I figured I'd take a chance

For me, it was $30 for the pleather, $5 for the epoxy, $5 for the screen,
about $10 for the headliner glue. The fiberglass cloth/resin/etc was
free - I used to own a surfboard/sailboard manufacturing shop and
have friends in the same industry So for about $50 bucks,
I have a "new" dash pad.

The other reason (besides saving money) I did it was for the challenge.
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good job man, it looks great. I really like how you fixed the vent.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:05 AM
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repaired dash pad installed in car - photos

Well, the dash pad is back in place and looks good.

I have added photos showing the "trick" to install the dash pad.

If you've already seen the photos how I repaired the dash pad,
you can go to the album:
http://picasaweb.google.com/calder.c...eat=directlink
... and click on photo 35 of 46 (look for the "windshield" photo)
to see the photos of the steps for installation.

Special thanks go to fbodyrs96 and Superman over at fbodyonline.com:
I used the tech article fbodyrs96 wrote on how to repair the dash pad
and they both assisted me on the trick to install the pad back in place.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:14 AM
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Great pics. Im going to bookmark this incase mine ever goes bad.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:28 AM
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good job man, it looks great. I really like how you fixed the vent.
Yea - I considered a couple other options. I walked through Home Depot
one day, looking all around the store for ideas. The only other option that
I considered was to use a fluorescent light fixture diffuser, like this:
http://www.goodmart.com/products/1101448.htm
... but decided the effort would be too much.

The other option would be to go to a salvage yard and find a dash pad
with an intact vent - carve it out and epoxy it in.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:54 AM
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I did the same thing for mine in the '93 a few years back. I used gutterguard for my vent.

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Old 11-13-2009, 11:07 AM
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I did the same thing for mine in the '93 a few years back. I used gutterguard for my vent.

That's a great idea ... I'll bet that stuff is out in the "lawn & garden"
section, which I did not visit. Thanks for the tip!

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:17 PM
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wow nice job that what i am going to do also thx for the great pictures
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Ditto on the excellent pics and detailed instructions!

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wow your dash came out great!! looks really good and thanks for the step by step process!!
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Originally Posted by caldercay View Post
That's a great idea ... I'll bet that stuff is out in the "lawn & garden"
section, which I did not visit. Thanks for the tip!
I can't remember if I got mine from Lowe's or Home Depot. One of them only sells it in cases, which is expensive. The other sells it by the piece, which is only two bucks or so.
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again nice job man..
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:51 AM
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That came out awesome. I don't have patience with that kind of stuff, I just bought a carpet dashmat to cover my cracked one for $10.
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