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I recently purchased my first car a 71 Opel GT, in Tucson, AZ. And the sun here in AZ does some pretty bad damage on cars. I've been looking for parts for the GT after I bought the car, and man there hard to find or there in Germany.
Does any one know where I can get a new dash that's not 375 euros, and the store is in America.
 

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Dash It ....

I presume you are refering to the padded bit inside the front screen that goes right across the car.

There are very occassionally the odd one on EBay - but only used ones.
A NOS one would fetch close to $1,000 I should think and even a very good used one without cracks go over $500 as they all deteriorate and many people are looking for them all the time.

A company does specialise in recovering them - but you are looking at $600 and more ... plus postage both ways to get one done.

Have a look in this Thread:
http://www.opelgt.com/forums/1e-other-electrical-gauges-instrument-panel/960-opel-dash-repair.html

Thus the 375 Euro one from Germany IS cheap - as long as it is a good one!
 

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Man I didn't know that, But isn't 375 euros Double in American dollars? What would you recommend to do cause mine is really bad 1/4'' to 1/2'' cracks all over it.

the web site I got that dash for 375 euro s opelgtparts.com I used a page translation from google and I was able to browse through the catalog in english heres a link to the dash

Translated version of http://www.opelgtparts.com/pag/parts.html

then click on interior then click on the right, dashboard then u'll see it at the top
 

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Yep - Plus Postage!

375 Euros is over $700US - so it is better to get your repadded there in the USA.

Opel GT Source --- Welcome has a Dash Cap that covers the top of the dash and they are in California.

Most GT dashes are cracked - probaly less than 100 'real good' ones left ...
 

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dash cap?

now a dash cap, do you have to take off the old foam and vinyl then you glue on the new covering? or do you just place it over the cracks.

sorry Just bought the car a week ago and don't know much about opels
 

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Just Dashes does them for upwards of $1000 now. So there is no such thing as a reasonably priced dash anymore.
 

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The dash in my '69 GT was done by Just Dashes over 15 years ago. It cost ~ $600 back then and it still looks new today. The covering on ANY used dash you buy will be at least 35 years old and it will crack.

The dash cap that Opel Gt Source sells cap requires you to fill and smooth the cracks before you put it on. There will be a small seam on the front where the edge meets.
 

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The dash cap that Opel Gt Source sells cap requires you to fill and smooth the cracks before you put it on. There will be a small seam on the front where the edge meets.
And in the Arizona sun- it will last about 30 minutes before it starts to warp up by the vents- mine did it in less than an hour in the Houston Texas sun. :cool:
 

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Another company that does dash recovering is here.
 

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So are there really only a 100 or so original in mint condition dashes around? How many people have a mint original? I've got one but never realized it was such a rarity.
 

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Two OGTS Products...

Bear in mind that OGTS has two solutions to the dash problem:

1004 ($38.00)
DASHMAT FRONT, GT
For GT. A fine form-fitted cover. Protects a perfect dash from ultraviolet rays, and also hides cracks in damaged dashes. We stock red and black. Many other colors are available.

1023 ($130.00)
DASH CAP
Form-fitted ABS plastic, black. Covers tops and front of dash pad. Excellent for hiding cracks.

I have the DASH CAP and it is an above average solution (i.e., good value) to the problem if you can't afford the Just Dashes route. It covers the dash and extends down to just below the vent openings. However, it isn't perfect and I hope to someday go the Just Dashes route on my car.

Matt
 

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dash question...

Hey the dash that has foam on it. Is there a metal frame underneath that u can strip the old stuff off and redo it urself, like paint it.
 

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Bear in mind that OGTS has two solutions to the dash problem:

I have the DASH CAP and it is an above average solution (i.e., good value) to the problem if you can't afford the Just Dashes route. It covers the dash and extends down to just below the vent openings. However, it isn't perfect and I hope to someday go the Just Dashes route on my car.

Matt

Check this web site out, a new opel dash from opel factory for $580 US dollar
you have to use google page translator to view it. when ur on the page click on left interior, then on right dash it is the first dash at the top of the page.

Did I find a deal?


Translated version of http://www.opelgtparts.com/pag/parts.html
 

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Hello,

Those dashboards are not Opel NOS :no:. They are refurbished but looking as new !

Look here at the 2nd page in the middle, there is an explanation in english :
Suselbeek Opel GT News

Hope that helps, Bye

Torito / Europe
 

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375 Euros is over $700US - so it is better to get your repadded there in the USA.

Most GT dashes are cracked - probaly less than 100 'real good' ones left ...
I just checked online, and it says 375 EUR = 575.51 USD.

And my previous GT I sold had a crack free dash. Will be on its way to Canada soon though!
 

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Bear in mind that OGTS has two solutions to the dash problem:
And a third as well:

1025 : VINYL STITCHED DASH COVER $150

Covers entire dash pad. Specify color. Must be stretched and glued into place with dash pad removed from car. We stock red and black. Many other colors are available.
NOTE: Dash cracks must be smoothed and filled before installation.


Cheaper than Just Dashes, but takes some work. It requires that the dash be removed and cracks filled for a proper repair. I have bought the kit, including the console cover, but haven't installed it yet. John Warga here in Calgary has it looks like new, and will certainly outlast the OEM dash
 

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now $500 is not as bad as (just dashes) $1000, would u recommend buying from opelgt.com, has any 1 of u guys bought somthin from them? If you call them do they speak english?
 

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