Datsun Roadster 65, 66, 67 & 67 1/2 Dash Pad - Foam & Vinyl Default Black Deluxe Version SPECIAL ORDER CLICK ON THIS PART NUMBER PUT YOUR EMAIL IN "Notify me when this product is available box" & hit send
$790.00 USD -
You asked for it and if we receive enough orders we will bring this item back, on a advanced reservation short production run basis, based on your commitment to buy one. AFTER MARKET USA
Foam only version for those of you that want to use a vinyl color other than black on your dash.
NO need to pay up front. Place your request by emailing us by using the "Notify me when this item is available" link at this part number to request a dash. Same quality , same material manufacture, new vinyl more indicative of the original Royal Moroccan finish which is different than the photos, same people assembling them and most of all the exemplary track record of a dash that consistently fits! 867 sold Its up to you to send your request in so we meet the minimum amount to start production for a late February delivery date.
Its in the detail - Read On
All the contours and details that match the original dash, yes we nailed it on the first try. Now here is why our dash was always the best of show and faithful to the original and had details that no other dash had. 1st) The dash, on the drivers side extension visor, covering the main gauges, extends properly like the original. 2nd) On top of the dash, on the drivers side, the foam & vinyl has the proper arc. 3rd) The front has the characteristic flat front edge and 4th) On the top of the dash, extending from the drivers side to the passenger side, our dash has the thin raised portion, that all the "so called experts" said never existed and then later mysteriously started to appear on a competing dash.
Solid Fiberglass vs Fiberglass Composite construction
The reason why we never made the dash as a solid fiberglass piece is precisely why it has more detail. As a solid fiberglass piece it is not possible to capture all the details of an object that has detail which spans 260 degrees. To do so, a fiberglass mold would have too much undercut that would create the result of not being able to remove the part from the mold after the part had fully hardened. It would lock on the mold. With the Vacuum forming process it is possible to have undercut which captures more detail and is able to be removed from the mold. The ABS part, while it is cooling, is still malleable which allows it to be removed prior to full hardening. The ABS is forgiving and has " Memory" once pulled. After trimming, now is the appropriate time to add fiberglass to give the part strength. Simply put, the latter process is a better engineering process than the former if you want the detail of the original.
During the manufacturing process, each Dash is test fitted for accuracy and ease of assembly. Each Dash also comes with a straight forward professional instruction sheet. The mounting hole for the early mirror is not pre-cut. You can use this dash on all 65, 66, 67 & 67 1/2. All the mounting hole areas to attach the dash are marked and are pre-drilled. This is the newest version our 65, 66, 67, 67 1/2 1600 & 2000 fiberglass reproduction foam and vinyl covered dash LH drive only.
Ed Mason - WINNER BEST OF SHOW SOLVANG 2008 Ed's car, (PHOTO 4), contained the interior parts we carry including our deluxe dash. Just look how well the trim ring fits!! "Best of Show" is above all other winners even in the low windshield class. Now in our 25th run of repro dashes. We have added a few photos of our fiberglass, foam and vinyl covered version of our dash installed in a 671/2 2000 to give a idea of the final look and fit. Soft, supple covering is very realistic and nice looking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Best always after receiving and looking at your dash to leave it in the plastic bag and bubble wrap and box until ready to use to prevent damage through contact with tools, sharp objects that can dent or make an impression in the foam & vinyl. Store in a dry and room temperature area.
Customer satisfaction comments
Here is just one recent comment about our dash from a professional restoration shop."I would like to thank Dean for supplying such quality parts. I have owned and operated a Z car restoration shop here in Phoenix Arizona. We recently took on a 66 roadster project. A first for us here at the Z shop. So ,you might understand my concern on ordering parts for a car 42 years old. On the advise of others , I called Dean and ordered his replacement padded dash assembly. It showed up right on time and came with a nice set of instructions. Pictures were included for the steps as I went along and were greatly appreciated. I simply followed the instructions and in no time the new pad was installed. I must admit that the pads fit and finish was better than I had hoped for. The fit along the chrome ring of the dash was surprising!
1st place: 1967 Datsun SRL 311 Sport 2000 Convertible, Edward Mason, Aztec, NM
2nd place: 1967 Datsun SRL 311 Sport 2000 Convertible, Mike Young, San Francisco, CA. ONCE AGAIN OUR DASH 1st place WINNER SECOND TO NONE!
Thanks again Dean....keep up the good work!!!" Gary Meekins, Phoenix, Arizona. "Great dash. Trim ring fits terrific!" W. Espanioli, Canada.
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