The dash cover is just over a buck and change to purchase and should do the job I need it to do. I've never seen a nice example of a used dash that I'd like to buy in my area, nor do I want to think about the cost of an NOS unit (not that I even remember seeing one for sale.)If you're gonna go that far, how much more is a full dash rather than just a cap?
Changing colors this is my second and prep is the most important.The dash cover is just over a buck and change to purchase and should do the job I need it to do. I've never seen a nice example of a used dash that I'd like to buy in my area, nor do I want to think about the cost of an NOS unit (not that I even remember seeing one for sale.)
This is a plain jane 229 V6 Camino that is still a work horse. Yes, I'd like it to look a whole lot nicer than it currently does but I'd like to do it on a budget.
It doesn't cost me much to do the work that I regard as entertainment/recreation.
Same here on the painting nothing aftermarket fits perfect. my cap was $107.00 also but had to pay shipping. I thought I looked everywhere for free shipping I must have missed them.Hey HKDUP87,
I got mine from DixieMonteCarlos for like $107. I bought a BUNCH of stuff (including vacuum formed lower door panels with speaker pod), and if memory serves I think I got a free shipping deal or something. I remember thinking it was an incredible deal what ever it was.
For my defrost vents, and anywhere else that the cap doesn't cover and shows original dash, I'm going to pre-paint to the new color so that the final seams will be less apparent. Another reason why I chose to remove the dash from car: I'm going to be doing a lot of test fits and the old dash will be easier to prep and paint.
Where did you get this I need one ??? Dixie ???In the midst of the dash shenanigans I'm also installing a headliner. I've had none since I got the Camino back in 2008. I opted for an uncovered ABS unit. It came in black and for a slight detail/contrast for the interior I painted it a charcoal grey. The surround trim will be black, so this will be a nice contrast.
I have used that foil bubble roll/sheet insulation (from Lowes) as a barrier between the cab roof and the headliner. Used 3M 88 spray adhesive to tack it to the roof before headliner installation.
michaelj; e) based on my test fits of the full dash cap said:X2 been there and done that - recently - and it's tough to get it right even with the dash out.
(1) Make sure the cap fits everywhere before applying any adhesive. Especially around the light switch and e-brake release. Do any needed trimming before gluing anything.
(2) Get a tube of construction adhesive and caulking gun. The little tube of glue that comes with the cap is not nearly enough to do it right.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.