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 Post subject: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Hello all I just started on 79 malibu classic build and the dash is junk sun rotted pretty bad. Can I get a replacement dash for it or would I be better off to fabricate one just to hold some gauges? Any help or suggestion would be great.


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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:21 pm 
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I would say depends on intended use of the car. Personally not a fan of fabricated dashes.

VFN makes a fiberglass replica of the existing dash.
They can be restored (pretty spendy)
You could try filling the cracks with a 2 part composite and using spray texture to refresh it (more budget oriented)
Some G body vendors sell a new or rebuilt one (pretty spendy)
Swap to a Pontiac G body dash...better looking and accomodates aftermarket gauges without looking so aftermarket
Swap to another G body dash (Olds or Buick)


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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:05 pm 
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i have a nice black dash from a elky..same as your malibu,,mine is a 80,,ill take 75.00 bux plus your shipping,,,has 2 small cracks but very repairable,,let me know,,its going to the shredder soon as i can get it on the trailer...

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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:51 am 
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The car will be just a drag racing car.


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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:00 pm 
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Aluminum panel dash. All dash and components was worth about 40lbs when I removed it. And I still have all streetable functionality.


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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:50 pm 
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Grcrygtr44 wrote:
Aluminum panel dash. All dash and components was worth about 40lbs when I removed it. And I still have all streetable functionality.

You should make and sell them, I'd buy one :)

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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:33 pm 
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Thanks Jbreu. It wasn't really difficult. Just measure twice & cut once. LOL. U get the monte up to empire yet?

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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:58 pm 
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This is a dash out of a 59 impala im using
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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:21 pm 
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I like your approach! My dash has been removed to replace and rewire for gauges and basic operation, but haven't decided on what dash to use. A prefab aluminum seems the easiest choice, but what you are doing is plain cool. Unless you have a donor car located, not many cool dash come available very often.


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 Post subject: Re: dash or no dash
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:14 pm 
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I put an aluminum dash into my malibu that a buddy of mine fabricated. I tried to post a picture of my dash but i couldnt get it to post.


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