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Old 06-16-2010, 08:34 PM
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Dash/Dash Pad???

Has anyone just got rid of there dash pad and patched the holes? Or whats the best way to repair a badly weathered dash pad?
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:47 PM
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Somebody (cu4wheelin maybe) had their dash pad recovered in leather.


But yeah, the holes in the dash are patchable, as the original contoured metal dash is still basically unchanged underneath the dash pad.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:20 PM
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I believe it was Sportside Dan who did his dash pad in leather.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:42 PM
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I believe it was Sportside Dan who did his dash pad in leather.


That's the one!
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:32 PM
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I was thinking of having mine covered with vinyl or leather as well is ther any pics?
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies

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I was thinking of having mine covered with vinyl or leather as well is ther any pics?

I was thinkin the same thing
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:12 PM
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If you hand carry the pad into an auto upholstery place shouldn't be too expensive. .Last one I had done a few years ago was $75, done w/vinyl not leather.It's a real easy piece to recover. If I were to do it again I'd buy the material do it myself.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:19 PM
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I am planning to use a '60s dash in Levi; no need to worry about the dash pad. Got it free. I figure, why not? lol
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:26 PM
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I modified the early dash (inspired by a member named Towtruck who did similar) for the SuperChief.

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...t=79036&page=8
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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I think somebody removed there pad and put led lights in the holes.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:36 PM
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Our dash pad is in really good shape, except it sags in the front so the ash tray on the driver's side won't open. It doesn't easily push out of the way - anyone else have this happen?
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:00 PM
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Here's mine, sans pad and all smoothed out:

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Old 06-18-2010, 04:47 PM
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Here's mine, sans pad and all smoothed out:



That is very clean.

Nice work.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:39 PM
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Here's mine, sans pad and all smoothed out:


I like that. What did it look like before you cleaned it up?
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:52 PM
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^ this shot, for some reason makes me think of a '60-66 Chevy C10 hood..
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:04 PM
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I like that. What did it look like before you cleaned it up?

Just your standard dash. 6x9 hole in the top for a speaker. Holes all around the edges for the dash pad bolts, etc... A year later and I still need to install the radio and fix the glove box latch!
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:34 PM
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Where'd you get the handle from?

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Here's mine, sans pad and all smoothed out:


Where did you get that awsome handle? I must have onel
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:59 AM
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Here's an old, in process photo of a late model dash (left half) welded to to an early model version. The stamping on the early dash is much nicer and it doesn't have the speaker hole. Splice line sort of zigzags in the vicinity of the left ash tray. Saves filling the speaker hole and changes the look of the dash. The right side defroster vent must be swapped (cut out and the later version welded in) if the vehicle has air conditioning. Allows you to keep the original instrument cluster, wiring, and steering column mount. If you decide to pull the dash to weld up the holes, you might as well get creative...


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Old 11-05-2010, 07:32 AM
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Dr Teeth on this board put green LEDs in the holes in his dash. I haven't decided which way to go, yet. For sure I'm better at bolting stuff in than meticulous body work.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:35 AM
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I'm am so interested in what had to be done for each of your dash pad replacement projects. I'm in the same boat. My pad has cracked at the speaker grill (which is totally gone) and it is now curling upwards and cracking into little pieces. Would love to find a pad and just do a swap out but now I'm thinking of doing something more custom if possible.

It's a '77 J10 and originally a blue interior, but the truck will most likely be repainted to White, with flat black trim. So the interior can be basically any color other than black (Summers are just way too hot out here for black and no A/C.

Can you guys explain more or give options? Thanks
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