Dave WM

vintage dashes 280z

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    Anyone else order the 280z dash? Hope so see it soon ordered 5 weeks ago, think it was 6-8 weeks for delivery IIRC.

    When I get it will take some pics, maybe do an install video. My OE dash is in pretty good shape just one big crack near the center starting from behind the clock nacelle, but the new dash was too hard to pass on.

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    Yes please! I will eventually order one too. Just need a few thousand dollars worth of other parts ahead of it...
    Take lots of pics. My friend was in Monterey for the car show and talked with them and took pics of the prototype. He said it looked great then...

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    I have a donor dash I pulled from a junker, that way I can see exactly how the dash attaches to the metal frame BEFORE pulling my cars dash. I hate down time and hope that will speed things up when I go to install it. The donor dash was supposed to be my practice for refurbing a dash, but clearly this new dash should be a much better option to trying to restore and old one.

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    That new dash looks sweet!

    My dash is out of the car with the old, cracked pad removed.  I cleaned up some surface rust on the metal skeleton.  I still need to implement the wiring changes to go from an ammeter/fuel gauge to the later voltmeter/fuel gauge.

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    Left a message on the phone, wanting an update on when I can expect a ship date, been about 7 weeks now. Anyone else have any contact lately?

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    Just got off phone with Hung, they are shooting for the end of the month (Jan 2019). Will keep everyone posted on how it goes.

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    Does anyone have a solid understanding of whether or not vintage dashes is a real business?  I have been trying to get a 240z dash since 9/13/18.  My understanding is that these are stand-up guys that can be trusted.  They supposedly produce a good quality product, but they do not make it easy to understand when they might be able to provide it.  If anyone has any information I would certainly appreciate it.  If it is not available then I need to go in a different direction with my project.  I understand that they are now making progress on supplying a 280z version, have they given up on the 240z?

     

    Thanks for your assistance

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    They are legit, just don’t have a real good sales site or contact representative. My friend met them at Monterey this year and they were selling like hot cakes. They are making multiple products and trying to keep up with demand from what I understand.
    Patience and I’m sure they will come through with your order if it is already placed.

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    thanks for responding.  what is the definition of placing an order?  i have emailed and spoken by phone but they would not accept any money,  not even a  deposit.  i am supposedly on a list, but no idea of how close that puts me to a dash.  just getting frustrated.

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    I’m not sure you have an order then. Most people paid deposits I believe. Try contacting them again... I thought they had a good supply of the 240 dashes...

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    This was a Blackfriday sale. Dash had to be paid for up front with a delivery time of 6 to 8 weeks.This was for the 280Z dash.Sent email no response,been about 6 weeks since order was placed.

     

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    I messaged with Hung Vu over the weekend and he said he was checking yesterday with the manufacture on the 240z dashes... 

     

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    First, I wanted to thank those of you that responded regarding vintage dashes and the 240z.

    I also wanted to give you an update.  I was able to connect with the vintage dash people.  They are for real.  They have developed multiple products.  They are different than many vendors that I have dealt with in the past, namely they are very serious about producing a quality product.  They appear to be very ethical.  They decided not to take deposits in advance, unless they had product on the shelf.  Quite admirable when you think about it.  For whatever reason they were having a manufacturing issue with their mold.  What they described to me was (in my opinion) a couple of minor aesthetic flaws.  They believe that this situation is resolved and expect to have 240 product within 4-5 weeks.  They do keep a list of customers that have requested product.  My understanding is that it is based on emails that they receive.  I believe that originally they were requesting a deposit, but as I said earlier they stopped that practice.  So if you contacted them by email you are apart of their request list even if you did not provide a deposit.  My understanding is that in the very near future they will be reviewing this list and contacting customers to validate interest.  "Whee" is correct - a little more patience will be required.  

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    Went by their warehouse this past week in Albany CA. Legit and prototype looks awesome! My dash is out and ready to fit the new one. You can’t beat the price with how good this dash looks compared to an original. I almost bought an original uncracked for about the same cost but I am glad I am going this route so I won’t be so concerned on cracking.

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    sent email to vintage dashes, last contact was they were aiming for end of January. Will let you know the response.

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    He got back to me on face book. They are working away on it, I prefer they get it right rather than rushing so that's fine by me.

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