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#1 Bozo

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

Hello guyz,
I require a top condition dash for a 260z 2+2.

If not, then perhaps an offer to repair one???


I am on a bit of a budget, not more than 200-250.



Thank all

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:53 AM

Get it re-vacuum covered by the Dash Doctor.

All 260Z dash's are the same, no difference between a 2 seater and a 2+2, that goes for all structual, equipment and features from the firewall forward.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:17 PM

The dash doctor is charging $495 for it...


Im a bit strapped for cash :P

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

Get a dash cap then.
Or just find a way to do it right!
We're all on budgets, it's just that you need to accept how far over budget you're prepared to go!!!

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:18 PM

+1 Simon

'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"

We are all on budgets, it just depends how far you want to go, how much of a sacrifice time wise you are willing to forgo, and what it is you actually want to achieve, look at some of the projects here, they are not months in the making but years.

We can only give you the best advise we can based on experience.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:35 PM

That's true, but it was just that $495 seemed a bit too much for dash IMO.


But that's all cool.
Is it possible to just strip the dash to its bare plastic form, like without any foam/spongy material and just paint over the bare skeleton - and use that?


What are your opinion's on this idea?

I thank you all very much for your time, seriously

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

Wont work

The foam actually makes up the skin shape.

Only way to do it yourself is to do as RBZ did and re-finish it that way or reskin it.

That polyfoam actually is held onto a metal skelton or frame with self tappers.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

the S30 dashes are one of the hardest dash boards to reskin to a factory appearance.
pretty much every upholsterer will tell you that.
Thats one of the main reasons why its so expensive.

Alfa Fibreglass do a fibreglass replacement dash, you could allways buy one of them and paint it in the Tautflex paint to imitate the vinyl pattern.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:01 PM

how much are those fiber glass dash's

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

I have a capped 260Z dash which is quite good, have to put it up for sale sometime, pickup only though.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:53 PM

As Nimozed says, the Z dash is probably the most complicated dash the re-skinning man will ever have to deal with. Hence the cost, they take a fair amount of time as there is usually much re-shaping & crack filling work required with the foam substrate before he even thinks about applying a new skin, & he has to do all that perfectly & stand by his work.
Put it this way, re-skinning something like a Lotus dash is easy by comparison.
If your dash is badly cracked in that the crack edges have curled it's very hard to doctor it up to look even halfway decent, a few have succeeded but many have failed or given up.
You could either get hold of a dash cap, they can look fairly convincing if installed really really carefully, or purchase an overlay dash mat (carpet) - I've seen them on eBay.
If you're strapped for cash I'd go for the mat, & have the dash re-skinned at some later date when you're feeling flush; then keep using the dash mat to protect the renewed dash for general use & just take it off for show days perhaps.
My 2c worth.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:04 PM

how much are those fiber glass dash's


http://www.viczcar.c...pic,2285.0.html

Might wanna call or email to confirm the price though, that list is 2 years old now.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:39 PM

I think I should man-up and just attempt to repair it myself...


I have been doing quite a bit of research recently, soooo we'll see :/


I'm not too sure of what kind of primer to use though... Is there a such thing as interior primer out there???

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:05 PM

I have good 260Z dash, but it has a dash cap on it.
Make me an offer if you're interested...

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:26 PM

I think I should man-up and just attempt to repair it myself...


I have been doing quite a bit of research recently, soooo we'll see :/


I'm not too sure of what kind of primer to use though... Is there a such thing as interior primer out there???


K&H although I don't like a lot of their gear do make an excellent bumper bar primer filler, I have used it and was very impressed.

It dries hard, is designed to spray onto PU plastics, is heat tolerent flexable and sands fairly easily wet and dry.

I will try and find a link to the product.

Cheers

John

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:33 PM

This is the product

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:59 PM

Oh sweet, thanx Sirpent bro!


Hmmm I'll PM you soon Lurch bro :)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:19 PM

??? If it's worth doing, do it once & do it right . You will be a lot happier by spending the extra cash on the real thing in the long run.
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