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Recommendations for new dash pads?

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  1. Odin

    Odin Well-Known Member

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    I need to replace the cracked original black, single speaker, A/C dash pad in my 1971 Challenger. Who do you guys recommend?
     
  2. rklein71

    rklein71 Well-Known Member

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    I sent mine off to Dashpad Pros and was very pleased.

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  3. SFEbody

    SFEbody Well-Known Member

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    Just Dash in Van Nuys CA is first class.... but you pay for it.
     
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    Odin Well-Known Member

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    How much does Dashpad Pros charge for the refurbishing and how long is the turn around time?
     
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    Price depends on the route taken, but here is a link to the options available. Mopar E Body
     
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    Those ABS cores will warp eventually and start lifting.
     
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  7. rklein71

    rklein71 Well-Known Member

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    Turnaround was very fast with Dashpad Pros. You pay more and have a longer wait if you insist on your steel core be used. I didn't care about having the original core back so I got my dash done in a couple of weeks. Just to be clear, my replacement core was Mopar steel, not ABS.
     
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    Check with Bob at ABC Moparts. They are recovering the original steel cores and the retail is approximately $750 with a good usable core. I picked up three of them in various configurations this year at the Nats.
     
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    Odin Well-Known Member

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    I ended up going with Tim at DashPad Pros for $669 plus a $195 core charge and $66 shipping. He said it should only take a few weeks
     
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    ABC Moparts. Get ahold of Bob

    928-279-4232
     
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    Just Dashes can repair your original dash pad to better than new condition. I used them on my Cuda and was extremely satisfied.
     
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    It looks like I may have to get one with the ABS core I have found some rust in the RHS of my core the thing that worries me is when I rivet the VIN tag on it will probably crack the plastic core I am thinking maybe put a thin washer on the end of the rivet so it doesn't pull through as much.
     
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    Be aware if your wanting to use the "Correct" style rivets, that there was the standard length and a longer rivet for the E-Body padded dash pads.
     
  14. Odin

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    You can still buy a steel core replacement dash pad, but you will not get the core charge (usually $195) refunded if your core is not in rebuildable condition.
     
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    John Rimel Well-Known Member

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    ABCMoparts doesn't have that problem
     
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    John Rimel Well-Known Member

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    Got the wrong number

    Bobs number is 928-692-7689
     
  17. Odin

    Odin Well-Known Member

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    Thank all of you. I already ordered and received the new one from Dash Pad Pros. It might be a few months before I get it installed though
     
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    Pictures, thoughts on the finished product? I'm a little ways away from needing this done, but would like to hear what you think of their product.
     
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    I haven’t even opened the box yet to be honest
     
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    I haven't called Bob yet but when I went to the website it does mention a $195 core charge.