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Old 01-14-2020, 01:12 PM   #1
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Dash Woes

So, of course my 95' Dash is complete junk.... There are only replacement tops and I want to at least change the color.... that being said, what are the options?

New Dash top replace and paint for a color change?

Newer 2nd gen dash swap?

Something custom?

I havent came up with any real good ideas short of an all aluminum or retrofit a newer one... which I am not sure I am committed enough to do...
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:37 PM   #2
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So, of course my 95' Dash is complete junk.... There are only replacement tops and I want to at least change the color.... that being said, what are the options?

New Dash top replace and paint for a color change?

Newer 2nd gen dash swap?

Something custom?

I havent came up with any real good ideas short of an all aluminum or retrofit a newer one... which I am not sure I am committed enough to do...
Genos garage has replacement dash's! Good quality.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:40 PM   #3
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Genos garage has replacement dash's! Good quality.
Yes, dash tops.... but that doesn't address the lower portion of the dash.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:45 AM   #4
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A lot of cool kids are doing 4th gen dashes, need to hit some junkyards man 1 in 15 trucks have a decent dash
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:26 AM   #5
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Go on ebay and find one from a seller in the far north, from what ive heard there are a lot of rusty trucks up in canada with pristine dashes in them.


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Old 01-15-2020, 09:58 AM   #6
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A lot of cool kids are doing 4th gen dashes, need to hit some junkyards man 1 in 15 trucks have a decent dash
I like the 4th gen dash Idea, I would want it all functioning, and I am not sure I that committed.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:59 AM   #7
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Have a pic of a 4th gen dash in a 2nd gen?
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Go on ebay and find one from a seller in the far north, from what ive heard there are a lot of rusty trucks up in canada with pristine dashes in them.


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It makes it very brittle AND shrinkage (contraction) does the rest.
Most of the (formerly) nice 98+ dash tops I had, cracked in the cold of winter.

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My second one is cracked now. Pisses me off. Dash parts plus has one with a lifetime warranty.

Mine is painted a chocolate brown color. Was that ever a factory option? Seen another online painted the same. Looks good over tan I think. I have been eyeballing longhorn seats. Think they would look good together.

Kind of screwed on the lower part. Junkyard maybe.
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I've seen several of the '94-'97 with the brown/tan dash combo like that.

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Ever seen what minus 30 degrees can do to plastic?
It makes it very brittle AND shrinkage (contraction) does the rest.
Most of the (formerly) nice 98+ dash tops I had, cracked in the cold of winter.

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Both of my '98s had pristine dashes. My 12v still does. I actually think I tossed the one from my 24v when I parted it out. A bit of a shame in hindsight. But of all the trucks I've been in (admittedly not a huge number, but enough) dash cracking is a very small issue up here.
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