Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#16 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:12 am

Hey John,

Just found these sold by Jegs: http://www.jegs.com/p/OER-Equipment-Rep ... 9/10002/-1
According to the description they're made of urethane and the price isn't too bad at $235.00.
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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#17 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:43 am

Going to keep an eye open for some bargains on those. Jeg's is using full retail price on those, same as OER's catalog.

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#18 Post by ytnova » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:40 pm

When I ran it through jegs racer discount, it came back for $206.79, ships in 8 days.
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#19 Post by chpcamaro » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:57 pm

those urethane aren't very light tho i think they might be heavyier i can weigh one tomorrow and post it
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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#20 Post by John_Heard » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Learned some more on this over the weekend, friend of mine put a cover in without the old pad underneath. It looked real good, fit was real nice and tight. Ordered me one today from JC Whitney for $90... Just got to setup a way to hold it in. He told me it saved 8 lbs over the stock one in a 68 Firebird.

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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#21 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:10 am

Hey John,

I've been hiding in the corners waiting to hear an answer on this one because I have been wanting to do the same thing.

Here is something I have been thinking about, using that spray foam you get at Lowes or Home Depot, make a base out of luan that has all the securing posts, and then spray the inside of the cover with the foam. Once it's dry, you shave the foam down with a saw blade or razor blade.

Do you get the idea?
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#22 Post by John_Heard » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:39 am

Doesn't look to me that it needs the spray foam part, but yeah something needs to be done to attach it to the dash. Going to look it over good when it shows up and see what I can come up with.

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#23 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:20 am

What brand did you go with?

I just looked on JC Whitney and one for mine was only sale for $45.00.......
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#24 Post by John_Heard » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:26 am

ACCU-FORM was the one I found

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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#25 Post by John_Heard » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:03 pm

Got my JC Whitney Special in today. Weight is only .615 lbs, stock dash pad was 3.85, net savings approx 3.23lbs minus whatever I have to do for attaching it. Not sure why Craig's weighed 8 lbs, might have been that his old one had been recovered as I can't see a 68 Firebird being that much bigger.

Oh well, 3 lbs ain't much, but it's better than a kick in the shin.

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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#26 Post by chpcamaro » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:08 pm

was his the stock one or the urethan replace dash pad ????
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#27 Post by John_Heard » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:14 pm

Stock OEM

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#28 Post by John_Heard » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:23 pm

Didn't catch that when I answered on my phone - Craig's was a stock OEM that had been recovered at some point, which is likely why it was heavier than mine.

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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#29 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:07 am

Any update on that dash cap?

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Re: Dash Pad Covers - Anyone use one?

#30 Post by John_Heard » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:03 am

Haven't worked on it lately, been too busy painting my toenails with wrinkle finish paint.

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