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Offline whiterabbit

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replacement dashes
« on: September 29, 2015, 08:14:18 PM »
It looks like OER has some replacement dashes available, I put in an order a few months ago as a back order and I just got them today! I havent had time to open it today so court is still out on quality but as I understand it the last batch was very good so I have high hopes. This is the 1970-78 dash repro.

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 08:04:16 AM »
I would be very interested in the quality, detail and fitment.  Please do take some quality photos of it and during installation.

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 08:54:01 AM »
Don't the stock radios from 79 up not fit?

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 12:47:52 PM »
Don't the stock radios from 79 up not fit?
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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 07:02:10 PM »
I will take pics once its out of the box, I have to paint one of them. Final installation will be awhile. I wasn't expecting them any time soon, they just showed up without notification. I put in a back order because I didn't want to miss a release as it seems like they come in and go out really fast. As for the stock radio I have heard there have been issues depending on year, though this wont be a problem for me as i do not intend to put a stock radio in - the original one was kicked to hell during a botched attempt to steal it when I got the car back in the 80s and generally speaking unless a car is ultra rare I don't see anything wrong with modernization especially when it comes to creature comforts.

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 03:52:05 PM »
Cann't wait to see what you think and take a look at the photos.  I am plaining on replacing my dash later next year.  What site did you order it from and if you don't mind me asking what was the cost?  I have seen them rang form $600 - 800 and I have always wondered about the quaility.

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 07:48:33 PM »
I put in a order through OER a few months ago as a back order. you can set it up so when the item comes it auto bills and ships, which is what happened to me. I expected some kind of notification but pretty much the boxes were on my doorstep one day. At the time I put in the request they were 685 bucks each i believe. Before that they were priced at about 490 bucks and they ran out fast, then price jumped. Didn't want it to jump again! I had a refurb estimate from Just Dashes at about 1500 bucks, not counting shipping and such and assuming that your dash frame isn't somehow damaged or warped and needs fixing as well. I had read both excellent and nightmarish feedback for the work they do so I was a bit gun shy to give the service a go especially for a car that isn't really all that unique or rare. One recent comment I read said that the dashes fit well though some may have some minor wrinkling in the corners.. I think that's something I can live with. I plan on opening one of them this weekend as long as the torrential downpours are over and at that point I'll try for a side by side photo OP against the one I plan on replacing, hopefully that will give you something to go on.

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 01:35:43 AM »
whiterabbit, are you a dealer? I do not see how a regular customer can order from OER directly.

I was just asking Ames at the Trans Am Nationals and they didn't think there were going to be any more made for years. I will put in an order for one asap if the dash looks good.
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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 12:02:37 PM »
I put in an order with Classic Industries and received notification that a dash was available 3 months or so later.  Once it arrived I found a nasty defect - the material just below the gauges had been stretched to the point that the grain was gone.  When I reported the defect to Classic I was told they may not have any more dashes for months or years.  A week or so later they had a new shipment come in and I was able to obtain a replacement that turned out to be just fine.  For some reason the "we wont have them for 2 years" keeps getting thrown out there, but they seem to have a batch every 3 months or so. 

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 12:53:09 PM »
Sounds like classic industries gets top priority on them.
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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 06:15:12 AM »
I placed my order with Classic industries. They are currently running a sale through 11/1 that is 35% off orders over $300. Hopefully I will get it on the next shipment.

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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 11:53:52 AM »
Nice! I would love to buy a new dashboard but I'm now at the point where I'm focusing my cash on things that make the car drive better and faster. Hydroboost conversion is next on my list.
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Re: replacement dashes
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 03:39:36 AM »
Never did get those pics