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#1 garvice

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:03 PM

As I mentioned in my Wanted to Buy Post, Dashboard Restorations at Acacia Ridge have decided to do the Datsun Dashboards again. Their website is here http://dashboardrestorations.com.au/, and they do an excellent job. Here are the photos to prove the quality of their work.

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Overall, I am very pleased with their work. The vinyl they use is not exactly the same (larger ripples then the original dash), but it looks a 100% better then the dash I dropped off. It took roughly 3 weeks for them to get my dash completed from the time I dropped it off (Was originally quoted 5-6 weeks). Also to note when getting Dashboard Restorations to do the dash, they insisted on the dash being assembled when dropping off and they also insist on reassembling your dash so that they can ensure it goes together properly.

Thanks for the effort Michael.

Brad

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:11 PM

looks great. as i have said before, the dash was the selling point for me on the z. i saw the lines of a 2 seater 240z and the looked inside and said i wanted one

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:06 PM

Looks awesome, nice steering wheel too :). Good to know they decided to do Zeds again. I'm sure with all you lot asking them about it they figured it was too good to pass up.

What was the total cost all up?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:42 AM

That looks a thousand times better! Do they offer to do other parts of the car to match? (for example, the centre console?). Can I ask how much repairing your dash set you back?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:22 AM

They used to do centre consoles, so i imagine they are again. 

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:29 PM

Cheers guys.

I got them to do the lid of the centre console, but not the whole console.
My centre console is all plastic, so I didn't bother getting it done.

I was quoted $730 for the dash.
Michael gave me a bit of a discount and the Total including the centre console lid was $770.

My dash internally was in quite good condition though, it was just the few major cracks on the top.

He also mentioned that 240 dashes are much harder to do then 260s, as the foam used in the dash is much worse. I.E. It always requires a lot more work to do the 240 rather then the 260.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:02 PM

Hey garvice, Whats up with your speedo......................

Must have been the last to go in after a few VB's

#8 garvice

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:49 PM

HA!
Believe it or not, the speedo is intentional.
See here.
http://forums.hybrid...ad.php?t=141981


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

nice trick.

Im short enough that i can duck my head down slightly and see the whole guage, but yea, its a pain in the ass. :)

maybe i'll get a speedo that has a 300kmh top speed on it, then the 'useable' part wont be obstructed by the wheel 8)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:26 PM

haha im actually designing a set of custom aluminium gauges atm. ill make a 300kmh version ;)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

HA!
Believe it or not, the speedo is intentional.
See here.
http://forums.hybrid...ad.php?t=141981


Upstairs for Thinking............Downstairs for Dancing

Your the man garvice....Thinking makes my head hurt.

#12 garvice

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:28 PM

HA. Cheers mate.
Yeah I am short enough to duck down and see it, but I wanted to see it without ducking down.
I have a hard enough time keeping my license in my corolla.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

i had my dash done through rare spares for $520 and they did an excellent job

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:49 PM

Is that rare spares or rear spares.
How about some pics.................


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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:12 PM

ooops that will teach me not to proof read ::)
Pics as requested

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:16 PM

You stole my cat!!!! ;D They must have been twins. Sorry off topic. On topic the dahboard Dr has and add in classic cars in it there is a bright blue dashboard for a 240/260 it looked the business.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:10 AM

tbscobraz he didnt steal it just got it reupholstered with the dashboard. Didn't you know this months special? For every dashboard you get reupholstered you get your cat done free.  ;D (Sorry really off-topic)

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:44 AM

lmao at above coment  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:34 AM

Didn't you know this months special? For every dashboard you get reupholstered you get your cat done free.  ;D (Sorry really off-topic)


;D Got my cat done free, He was that pissed off he stole my car..............

;)REWARD offered if you find the little c%#t ,Opps I mean cat ::)

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

bright blue dashboard for a 240/260 it looked the business.

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I'm assuming you mean this.

I don't mind modifying my datsun, (after all I am a member of hybridz.org), but a bright blue dash is just wrong in a z car. The dash is one of the nicest parts of the interior. Actually it is the nicest part of the interior, wouldn't want to mess with it. However for the few of you that are colour blind, dashboard restorations use a grey vinyl that requires dying to get it black. So if you really want they can colour it for you. If you really want!!!




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