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68 Fury Dash Pad and Dash Bezel Questions
« on: March 10, 2009, 04:26:26 PM »

The Dash Pad on my 68 Sport Fury is pretty badly split/cracked. What are my options as far as repairs go?

Also, I would like to restore my dash bezel and repair some cracks in the process. Is this something too difficult for the average person?

Any tips will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks Guys!


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Uncle Hulka

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 04:39:44 PM »

The dash pad is bolted facing the windshield.
Unless you are a circus contortionist,it is easier to remove the winshield and remove the dash as an assembly. 
That way you can flip it over and work on it.
The dash pad can be renewed by Just Dashes.
They may be on the pricey side but they do good work within a reasonable turn over time.
I had seen their work first hand I am impressed with it.
My good buddy had his 70 Challenger dash redone and was done in three weeks.
The plastic pieces you can touch up with argent paint.
Any cracked/broken pieces can easily be replaced from a parts car
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 05:17:28 PM »

Almost any repair attempt will result in cracks re-appearing later...sometimes as soon as you re-dye the pad. Also, the grain tends to go away.
I saw a pro (the guy who repairs new cars at dealerships) give up and leave while trying to repair a dried out 1959 Cadillac dashpad. He was using special dashboard crazy glue and activator with filler powder, and sanded the repairs down flush with the pad. Once the water-based dye hit it, it swelled around the repairs and started to bloat. We bought an NOS pad for probably twice what Just Dashes wanted....but the car had to leave that week.

The only thing that has worked for me is PL polyurethane construction adhesive from Home Depot. I spent some time experimenting with it and it will work, but it swells as it cures and it is VERY messy, so I can't recommend it to the home restorer unless he is adept at working clean and precisely.....otherwise a big mess will result. This will repair the crack, but then you have to repair the vinyl on top and re-grain it.


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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 05:17:36 PM »

Remove the windshield???

The pad is that difficult to remove?

I have small friends.......?


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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 05:24:21 PM »


The dash pad can be renewed by Just Dashes.
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What are we looking at pricewise (ballpark) to have my dash recovered? I ask because in the last 3 weeks I've dropped over $700 and the cash flow is getting thin.

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Uncle Hulka

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 05:51:03 PM »

You're looking at 5-6 hundred from Just Dashes.
And while you're at it, I believe that the windshield  and rear glass have to come out to replace the headliner.
Might as well do that too.
Positively on the 65-67's.  Not sure on the 68's.

Isn't this hobby fun?


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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 03:21:31 AM »


Quote from: Commando1
You're looking at 5-6 hundred from Just Dashes.
And while you're at it, I believe that the windshield  and rear glass have to come out to replace the headliner.
Might as well do that too.
Positively on the 65-67's.  Not sure on the 68's.

Isn't this hobby fun?


This could be the one time it being a convertible saves me money!

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 08:53:14 PM »



Quote from: Uncle Hulka
The Dash Pads on my 68 Sport Fury is pretty badly split/cracked. What are my options as far as repairs go?

Also, I would like to restore my dash bezel and repair some cracks in the process. Is this something too difficult for the average person?

Any tips will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks Guys!

mate where did you bought your pads? i know its been a long time. but i saw some at jcw. i just want to compare it to other brands as well. thanks for any response.


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