Type 3 Dash replacements - RHD as well as LHD

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Type 3 Dash replacements - RHD as well as LHD

Post by retrovan »

Hi All, Have edited in the SALE READY Post here, to help all not having to find info all over.

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Place your order for RHD dash in last post, and when list is full I will make - Herman



Hi All,
Here are the photos as promised.

Please note the Dashboards are sold as seen on photos, what you see is what you get. So please look at the photos, and satisfy your self if you want the dash . (Should the dash not be to your liking, we will refund you, but if you damage it, its yours, and will be returned to you at your cost.)

Here is a photo of one of these new dash covers fitted........

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The dash has been made to the CAR size, so approx. 15 mm bigger then most SUN burnt dashes that have shrunk in the car over years. This means, that you can fit it over your old dash, to give you bulk. (prevents it sounding hollow if tapped) OR...
You can fill the inside with foam spray to give you bulk,(prevents it sounding hollow if tapped), OR.....
You can fit it as is.
If fitting over old dash, you may have to trim old dash on a few spots to slid in.
If filling with foam, place "cling wrap" over steel dash after removing old dash, spray a small amount of expansion foam into back of NEW dash, and press into place, hold still for as long as can reads, do not bee concerned if foam flows out all over, let it dry, and break or cut off, remove cling wrap, and fit dash.

You may order your dash UNTRIMMED as per these photos, and you cut them out as you want, Best option if you are a perfectionist.
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Or you can get them trimmed by the factory that make them, please note that there may be some places that you would want to file, as these are only factory workers. Please use a steel file, not a carpet knife, as one slip, and the dash is damaged.
This is as you would get it.
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Here follow the dash that I have trimmed, with gauges and handle fitted so you can see what the completed dash will look like.

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The price per Dash isR1250.00 Edited 1/1/2012 packed in a cardboard box ready for shipping. YOU arrange collection from my address in Port Elizabeth.

Please inform me if you want Dash trimmed or untrimmed when placing order, I will then send you PM with bank details, and collection address
You may place orders by e-mail to

Will edit 1st post of this thread with this info as well.
Regards
Herman


Here follows original 1st Post.........

Hi All,
I am busy having moulds made to reproduce the TYPE 3 Dash board.

The new dashboards will be Black Leather finish, made of 3mm UV stable ABS.

The speaker holes will not be in, but can be painstakingly drilled in by your self if wanted.

As the system is very costly, would there be others that need, and will pay for one of these dashboards.
What are you p repaired to pay for one of these?????

Should there be a lot of interest, I will go ahead with it.

Please reply.
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Re: NEW Dashboards for Type 3

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Advertise to the UK and Australian guys as well, because no one in this entire universe makes new RHD Type 3 dashs :lol:

I've seen a NOS RHD dash sell for around R3500-00 overseas...

So, how much would you be prepared to sell these for?? That's the biggest question!
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At this stage I would be interested in 2. Price? As cheap as possible, of course. :wink:

Give us a ball park figure of what we are looking at.
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Well guy's,
If we can make 20 the price should be about R1000 SA each :)

The less we make the higher the price per each.

That makes it about 100 pond GB or $ 145 Us Not Bad. :shock:

Lets see what others say. :|
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I will happily take one at R1000-00.
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For that price or in that ballpark, I'm also in. :hangloose:

Bank details please! :lol:
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Hi Retrovan

I will take 3 of them at R 1000-00 each, will deposit the money as soon as you need it.
and i am sure you will sell the balance, i have only ever seen 2x type 3's with good dashes all the rest are shot.
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If you are serious - we will take 3 IMMEDIATELY :)

Can you deliver them by MONDAY :twisted:

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This is a good initiative. I'm interested as well but I would like to see the finished product before parting with the cash. So far my experience with these dash covers has not been positive.
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Interested also. What's the limitation on producing other colours?
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what Variant said... if quality is good, send me your banking details!
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Hi Guys,

Will be going ahead with it. :D

Will not take your money untill you have seen the Finished item on this thread, ( not that type of girl) :roll: :oops:

Will post photo's of dash mounted and not mounted. ( in my Fasty) :lol:

Can do other coulors, if they have them. :shock:

Am thinking of doing a limited number with EXTRA Clock Mount in center of dash, so that old clock possition may be used for Oil temp, and/or oil pressure. :shock:

Should there be other requests, please let me have them, and no I do not do that, :oops:
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:hangloose:
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Hi Retrovan

like the other said, Quality is the main issue, spoke to a mate with a notch and he wants on as well, so our order will be 4 in total. you should be close to the 20 by now, just get a sample first, i also had one recovered/re manufactured by experts that was really shoddy, not worth R50 let alone the R550 i was charged. could never use it, the cracked original looked better.

Thanks for the initiative to do this

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Hi Stuart,

Quality is the main issue, As you said, but unfortunitly, a project like this is a gamble, as if all the experts, do things right, and nothing goes wrong, then the risk is smaller, but, I have bitten the bullet, I have put in all info, that I can Instruct, now we will have to see if it flyes. :shock:

Only time will tell...........
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