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Offline Angelo

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New Dashboard options?
« on: February 03, 2020, 12:06:26 AM »
Hey everyone,


I was looking at the OER dash pad that has been out for a while, it is part number 496352 and discovered they have a 2nd dash for $100 more with part numbers 153868 and 153869. On top of this, there is also a Goodmark version, part number GMK432152276. It appears the older OER 496352 and the Goodmark are Vinyl-Wrapped, where-as the new OER 153868 is urethane. More importantly 153869 appears to be for the 78-81 style dashes with the bigger radio height.

As far as which is better, I did some googling and in the past dashboards that are vinyl wrapped are factory appearing, where-as the urathane is not? (question not an answer) At least from my searches it sounds like the vinyl wrapped would be preferred.

Love some feedback on these dashes.

Thanks,
Angelo
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Re: New Dashboard options?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 12:13:26 PM »
Update my own thread: Based on reviews of other car model urethane vs vinyl wrapped dashes, I came to the confusion the urethane is not a good alternative. I went ahead and ordered a 496352 dash, it arrived last week and I have to say it looks great! Will be installing it after the new year. Only drawback is the dash is intended for 70-77 models. I will be ordering a radio bezel for 70-77 and also getting a "RetroSound Daytona M2" radio with black (the not note style) knobs to get the radio to look as factory as possible in my 81.
81' (78 clone), House of Kolor Jet Set Black, Pontiac 400 built by DCI Motorsports, FiTech EFI, Tremec 6 speed, 3.73 rear, YearOne 17" snowflake, Pro Touring F-body GT shocks/springs, hydroboost, factory 4 disc, Ram Air Resto + Thrust transverse exhaust.

Offline Jefe

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Re: New Dashboard options?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 09:54:37 AM »
from whom did you order the dash pad? I can't seem to find anyone that has one in stock. They all say "coming soon".
Jeff-
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Offline Nexus

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Re: New Dashboard options?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 01:06:58 PM »
That's pretty good to hear because there are so many inferior reproduction parts out there, it's nice to know what is good in the mix

thank you
Charlie
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