Dash and more

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    Isn’t there too much grain in the vinyl?
     
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    i think so Chris. overall workmanship looks quite good ... a bit pricey though.
     
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    $5000? hahaha
     
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    Out of curiosity, have any of you folks had any of your dashes recovered? By that I mean stripped down to the pan, re padded and a new cover vacuum molded to it?? I had mine done in my E24 and as good as new as to match and quality
     
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    Wow, think that may be 2x Just Dashes
     
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    To answer your question, yes... Juan Ortiz.

    And just dashes quality is falling by the wayside.

    This is the dash Juan redid for me. He just redid the dash in my 2002. Excellent work.
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    There is another place besides just dashes in Oregon. Several E 24 guys used him 4-5 years ago on a group buy. The work quality was good. BUT the problem encountered was he is only good if no extra molding is required like "compartmentments" for change or that type thing which he just covered over. As long as it is all level he did good work. At that time he was around $600. He is still around and can be found in a google search. I think under dashboard restorations if anyone is curious. He is just a one man band.
     
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    Agree - Chris, grain looks too deep though much better than having cracks and holes everywhere. I was able to have the dash and grab rail covered in leather on a friend's coupe and it came out very well (I think) for about 500.00. It's also easier to install since you're not worried about cracking the vinyl every time you touch it :-( ugh!) There are seams around the gauges and across the top edge but if done correctly they can match the seams on the sides of the console so it looks like it belongs. I imagine you could also have it covered in vinyl for about half that price and it would still look pretty good. I was fortunate enough to get a crackless original but it's 40+ years old and will probably crack at some point so in retrospect leather is likely the way to go if you're on a non concourse budget.
     
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    yes, but you do have to worry about leather drying out, shrinking + cracking. my recommendation is to keep it well cleaned + nourished.
     
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    I had my top piece recovered in matching vinyl 12 years ago for $300, no seams and no deterioration so far.
     

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