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Old 11/06/2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Dash pad options?

What is the best dash pad option for the 1968 GT/CS? Are there any good reproductions out there or is better to wait and try to get an NOS?
Thanks for opinions!!
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Old 11/06/2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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I have tryed the aftemarket ones and ended up removing them and painting the orginal one, they look and fit so much better.

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Old 11/06/2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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I haven't heard too much good about the aftermarket dashpads: one mfr is reportedly having too coarse of a grain, but fits OK. The other has a better grain appearance, but doesn't fit worth a hoot.

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Old 11/06/2011, 06:18 PM   #4
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Neil that's what I have read too. Someone mentioned that Scott Drake has a good reproduction,maybe he can chime in here.
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Old 11/06/2011, 11:00 PM   #5
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Drake gets good press, but unfortunately the pattern is not correct for the 68's, I gather the OEM tooling was lost.

The one I used, I forget which manufacturer, maybe Dashes Direct?, is a real rubbery/gummy--bear type thing which I'm not real happy with. I can accept the stitching looking "off" if the general material look and feel is closer to OEM...
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Old 11/07/2011, 06:33 AM   #6
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I have not seen a reproduction that I would not take at least 1 point off for the heavy grain, stiching or shape. I looked for two years for a red NOS or a good original. I finelly used a black original and dyed it red. That is what I would recomend. Black and blue originals seem to be a bit easier to find. Marty

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Old 11/07/2011, 12:38 PM   #7
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Marty: So I am in luck..mine is black. Will wait for a good original then.....thanks for all the advices!!
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