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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Early Dash Pad - Where To Buy and How To Attach? Reply with quote

I'm striking out looking for a replacement dash pad for my 63 vert. Does anyone know a reseller that has them in the factory style?

I have seen KPRG has them but only for the coupe. Mid America Motoring sells a leather wrapped one for 300. I just want the factory one that is all nice and new shiny plastic.

Also how were these supposed to attach? Mine was glued on. Can that be right???
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off, I am fairly sure that all Ghia dash pads were the same, regardless of if they were for coupes or convertibles.

The main problem that you will have it you're searching for a stock example for your '63 is that you have the earlier version with a cut-out for the speaker grill.

You might give the Aussie Trimmer guy a nudge: http://www.trimtec.com.au/trimtec_restoration_co_004.htm

They attach using really small captive bolts that stick down from the pad, through holes in the dash, to be attached with washers and nuts. They're small though; like 5mm or something!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may just have to stick with mine. Not happy though that the dash pad is missing those studs and is glued on👿..

Would really like one with a factory speaker cut out and that has the right studs. KPRG is apparently out of stock anyway...I'll try the Aussie guy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mscdman wrote:
I may just have to stick with mine. Not happy though that the dash pad is missing those studs and is glued on👿..


I got a dash from Kevin. It has the hole for the speaker cut out and uses the vinyl you like.

The backing is made of fibreglass. So when it comes to studs you can glue them on with epoxy glue. Lay the dash in position on the car. With a white marker or perhaps a white crayon, mark the backing from the underside of the dash at each hole position. The markings will show you the spot where each stud should be. Find some counter sunk screws with an appropriate thread size. Get matching nuts for them. Get washers that are reasonably large and have a hole that won't let the head of the screw through. One by one dip the head of the screws with the washers slipped through in epoxy and glue then on the dash on the position marked earlier. Wait 24 hours for the epoxy to cure. Install in you car with the nuts and probably small spring washers.

Don't use 5 minute Araldite quick setting glue. Use the proper 24 hour setting stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Who is Kevin?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aussie Trimmer aka Kevin.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.trimtec.com.au/
That's Kevins website with his contact details, he does reply to emails!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Early Dash Pad Reply with quote

Just so we get this correct. I make the dash pads and Kevin Covers them for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Early Dash Pad Reply with quote

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Just so we get this correct. I make the dash pads and Kevin Covers them for me.
Regards Jerry Heldt
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Then you are the one I want! I don't want mine covered. I want the stock black texted look. Can you get this? PM Me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep the info here if possible, several other interested parties watching. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard back from 56cpe. It sounds like if I want the stock textured fiberglass or vinyl Kevin doesn't have it. If I understand correctly Kevin's are all sold as wrapped. Not sure if that's with leather or what

I found a company called mid America motoring that says they have the dash pad in a black stock material with speaker hole. They said it's about 300 and back ordered a month


I guess I'll stick with mine and use the gluing of studs onto it and then order a new pad from Santa this Xmas.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

use a good epoxy, I dont think glue would work well.
Glassaction also makes a repop pad, fiberglass...but less than $90 Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A company here in Arizona makes a fiberglass one that is textured to look like stock. I have never seen one in person, but when the time comes, its the one I plan on buying.

http://www.glass-action.com/index.php?option=com_h...Itemid=189
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I like it. I'll have to call them. I'm curious why it says "for all years". Did all years use the same dash pad?? I thought not.

Does anyone know if this pad has the speaker hole in it? Or if you could easily drill through to install the grab handle
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Early Dash Pad Reply with quote

Just wanting to correct some information about our dash Pads. When I replied to Mscdman I mentioned that our Pads were constructed of fibreglass - then covered (by Kevin) with a thin foam and then with Pebble grain vinyl. we also make them with or without the Speaker hole. Also we make 71-74 with the large air vents. You can see these on our site. So if you want a Dash pad like the factory produced, then ours is the closest. If you want something else, then you have several choices.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So if you want a Dash pad like the factory produced, then ours is the closest.


True that! Smile

The glass action does not have speaker hole, they do not have the built in screws to mount they have, i think, mounting screws on each end. Its a one size fits all deal with no year correct features. Its not a high end repop, but may look nice if covered with thin foam and vinyl and its only $80 bucks. Idea
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Early Dash Pad Reply with quote

56cpe wrote:
Just wanting to correct some information about our dash Pads. When I replied to Mscdman I mentioned that our Pads were constructed of fibreglass - then covered (by Kevin) with a thin foam and then with Pebble grain vinyl. we also make them with or without the Speaker hole. Also we make 71-74 with the large air vents. You can see these on our site. So if you want a Dash pad like the factory produced, then ours is the closest. If you want something else, then you have several choices.
Regards Jerry Heldt
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Hi Jerry. I apologize if I misrepresented what you said. I'll check out your site. Do you know the lead time getting one to the U.S.?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject: Early Dash Pad Reply with quote

No problems - I have pm to you off line
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