Anyone ever try to recover a dash pad ?

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  1. 22R88

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    I just bought another dash pad and I am going to try and recover it with maybe some grained vinyl ??? Has anyone ever done this ? any tips or pointers appreciated. If I can make it come out good I will swap it with my current dash in the truck.

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    OK, if anyone is interested I finally removed the plastic dash cover that I had on my cracked dash and pulled the dash, bondo-ed the small pocket area and installed the new vinyl. It isn't perfect but came out pretty damm good. The only part that looks kinda bad is the far end near the door where I had to tuck the extra materil under cause it just wouldn't stretch enough to avoid the flap. I redid it about 4 times till I got it right enough to live with between the vent cut outs and the end tucking. Anyway I hope this helps if anyone is wanting to fix their cracked dash pad. Enjoy !!!

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  3. Project80

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    so its just vinyl? that looks really good makes me wanna cover my 81 dash
     
  4. 22R88

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    Yes just a grained vinyl that I bought from a fabric store. Thanks alot
     
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    That looks pretty good!
    I went the other way,stripped ,filled & smoothed mine out!
     

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    looks good,I go to my local picknpull auto dismantlers and get dashes out of old motorhomes,they are in good shape because the sun doesn't ruin them.the over hang on the camper shades the dash....
     
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    Id send you my dash and redo it.....
     
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    Good job that looks dope. Got another project to add on the list
     
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    I replaced the dash pad in my 87 with the one from my 85 crawler but I just ended up wrapping it in grey speaker carpet anyways it didn't come out to bad for not knowing what I was doing

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    Working on mine now give it a week
     
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    I had debated doing this, Yours turned out really good!
     
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    @Crazycody !! Thanks alot I appreciate the comment. It is holding up well and I much prefer it to that noisy hard plastic cover.

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    I used zebra duct tape on my 84. Looked pretty good. Fixed the cracks on the passenger side. They have all sorts of prints. Cheap too lol.
     
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    OK its been a week and now i have it ready to rap so ill let y'all check out what iv got so far let me know what y'all think

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    how did you do your gauge cluster?
     
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    im thinking i need to send you mine for something similar! Looks great bro! :waytogo:
     
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    Thanks y'all let me know if y'all need any work done don't mind building stuff from scratch that pod came out ofa 350z
     
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    my dash pad is done lol. its gunna take some bondo and sanding to make it smooth again from the cracking which one of the POs covered with a dash cover.
     
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    Let's see it!
     

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