Dashboard restorations

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Mon Feb 25 15:51:47 PST 2008

> Since I have no other options, no more new dashes available, I will explore
> this avenue, maybe locally. The other options, Dashmats or other covers, are
> less interesting than a refurbished dash pad. The 1983 and less dashes are
> very simple, a single piece to refurbish. The lower parts are all hard
> plastic, as well as the instrument cover. This would render the operation
> more $$$ feasible.
> The other option is to bring the parts to a leather guy, and ask him for a
> custom envelope, either in Alcantara, vinyl or genuine leather. The lower
> parts would be easy, only the top portion would be a challenge. I really
> like the looks of the faux-suede Alcantara, but the stuff is $150+ a yard...
> as much as real leather.

Another option is to swap in the 85+ dash & accessories from a donor cgt 
or 4k.


The later dashboards seem to hold up a lot better.

Huw Powell



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