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FYI - 240Z Dashboards


w3wilkes

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I just purchased a dash from Vintage Dashes for the restoration of my 1973 240Z.  Their shop is close to me in N. California and they had a stack of Series 1 and Series 2 dashes in boxes, apparently most were spoken for.  They said they'll have a booth at the Monterey Historics later this month (the races are featuring Datsun/Nissan - the first time ever a Japanese mark has been honored)

I'll take the dash to S.California next month where my Z is being restored by Motorman7 (see the thread "We're bringin back the Flat Tops") and get his expert opinion on this vs Just Dashes dash.  But so far it looks great to me, especially for the price.

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A close up with an original glove box door (I don't know why the difference in color: I suspect age mostly):

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Edited by 1973 Datsun 240Z
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On 12/24/2017 at 6:15 PM, wheee! said:

Dash caps look terrible in my opinion. As soon as I see one I am disappointed in the car and suspect of anything else that has been done to it. It’s just a half step in my opinion. New dash, restored dash or original dash. A cap just looks fake to me.
Sorry if I offend anyone that has one, but I just can’t get past the look....

I can overlook the caps.  All who try and preserve these cars I give a tip of the cap.  Well done.

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23 hours ago, [email protected] said:

I can overlook the caps.

I can also. Better than looking at a severally cracked dash like mine. When I installed a full face on mine it was a daily driver. And my cracks ran down the front of the dash and into the gauge pods so a dash mat was out of the question. 

And as long as its replaced with a new dash when convenient, some day, hopefully. Every time I turn around I'm spending money on the house. Just went thru a $5100.00 re-pipe. Not fun! Could have bought a new dash 6 or 7 times with that money. Anyway........

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29 minutes ago, ajmcforester said:

Bob ,

My complaint is I wanted it to have material to wrap around the frame like originally done.  If it had that I would have bought it.

There's a reason why we can't have that extra piece of vinyl. It requires the dash frame being here to glue that piece on. We would not allow DIY builder to cut it on their own. If they cut too much of that piece, it would be more trouble that we need. 

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34 minutes ago, ajmcforester said:

Bob ,

My complaint is I wanted it to have material to wrap around the frame like originally done.  If it had that I would have bought it.

Too late for me now. Hes got my money. Holy f—k what a beating on the dollar conversion. Cdn to usd

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50 minutes ago, Sailor Bob said:

Too late for me now. Hes got my money. Holy f—k what a beating on the dollar conversion. Cdn to usd

 

52 minutes ago, theguppies said:

There's a reason why we can't have that extra piece of vinyl. It requires the dash frame being here to glue that piece on. We would not allow DIY builder to cut it on their own. If they cut too much of that piece, it would be more trouble that we need. 

I'd go that route and cut it. it is my fault if I cut too much off.  I'd use the old dash pad as reference.

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2 minutes ago, ajmcforester said:

 

I'd go that route and cut it. it is my fault if I cut too much off.  I'd use the old dash pad as reference.

That's not how complainer work. I'm sure you've sold a lot fo stuff to know what you're doing. 

 

Just now, ajmcforester said:

Bob,

Tarriff charges are normally included

 

No Tariff tax for my dash. I've shipped in handful of dashes to Canada without extra taxes. 

 

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41 minutes ago, theguppies said:

That's not how complainer work. I'm sure you've sold a lot fo stuff to know what you're doing. 

 

No Tariff tax for my dash. I've shipped in handful of dashes to Canada without extra taxes. 

 

Not a complaint against the product or the retailer. I was refering to the exchange rate. I think 1 cdn is approx .73 usd today. Im pretty happy to find the replacement. Wish i was south of the boarder when it comes to all things automotive.

 

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