Dashboard refurb

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Dashboard refurb

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You guys can send your dashboards to me and I can refurbish them. (757)-805-2675. I just finished one last night.
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Note: I just noticed this post was in reply to a 14 year old topic, so I removed it and created a new topic for it.

Paul, what's the going rate for a dashboard refurb?

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Depends on how bad it is 👀 got see it. One before last I did was missing the left corner completely. $850 customer pay shipping back and forth. Price can vary to the severity of condition of dash some dash boards are beyond repair. Back in 97 did one for a 19 78 Luv truck it was considered a lost cause but basically fabricated the whole dashboard. But that one was done with fiberglass so it would last forever. Last July we did a 85 Isuzu pop dashboard went above and beyond with that one. That one was a complete rebuild behind it underneath it chassis subframe harness AC controls faceplate shadow box for gauge cluster everything was $1,100. But it was as good as it was factory for the day it was new. It would win a car show all by itself front and back. Had a client come and pick one up last weekend that was blue. That one was a $650 job it only had three cracks and two spider cracks. Was it so bad. Considering what I've seen but crisis may vary upon the condition of the dash. Photographs would be good.
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Mintys Parts wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:49 am
July we did a 85 Isuzu pop dashboard went above and beyond with that one. That one was a complete rebuild behind it underneath it chassis subframe harness AC controls faceplate shadow box for gauge cluster everything was $1,100. But it was as good as it was factory for the day it was new. It would win a car show all by itself front and back. Had a client come and pick one up last weekend that was blue. That one was a $650 job it only had three cracks and two spider cracks. Was it so bad. Considering what I've seen but crisis may vary upon the condition of the dash. Photographs would be good.
Photographs would be worth a million words. I'd like to see your work :)
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Isuzu Faster wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:04 am
Photographs would be worth a million words. I'd like to see your work :)
I'm with you there. Paul has done a lot of work with "show trucks" and it's tedious, painstaking work. The rates he quoted aren't cheap -- but quality work rarely is. And the last NOS factory dash I saw years ago went for at least that much -- and we've inflated quite a bit since then.

But pics would be great.

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JoeIsuzu wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:55 pm
Isuzu Faster wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:04 am
Photographs would be worth a million words. I'd like to see your work :)
I'm with you there. Paul has done a lot of work with "show trucks" and it's tedious, painstaking work. The rates he quoted aren't cheap -- but quality work rarely is. And the last NOS factory dash I saw years ago went for at least that much -- and we've inflated quite a bit since then.

But pics would be great.

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Jack - -

I appreciate the 'show truck' thoughts but, I don't think of my truck that way. Just try to keep it in good shape and reasonably original.

And, my dash is in great original shape, probably because I park the truck inside and use a windshield shade when outside.

So, I have no personal experience with this. But, I do remember that 'Gary' up in Washington had his dash remade. Might be able to look up his posts.

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Paul (Minty),

I removed your previous post, because it was repetitive.

If you want to advertise your dashboard refurbs here, please post the pics here.

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Hey Jack - -

I'm confused. Is Minty a Paul too?

Paul?
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Paul wrote:
Sat Dec 10, 2022 7:10 pm
Hey Jack - -

I'm confused. Is Minty a Paul too?

Paul?
Yes. :D

Oh! That explains your reply about show trucks. Your truck could easily be show trucks, too!

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👋Paul here AKA Minty's Parts
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Mintys Parts wrote:
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👋Paul here AKA Minty's Parts
Paul, I am still quite interested in seeing photos of your work!
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Don't know how to up load pictures to this sight. Message me and say who you are and what's it about please. a757 805-2675 will do it easy. My days are so full and I have so much to do and some days I don't sleep at all. I don't have time I lost another 25 minutes trying to figure out how to send a picture on this thing. I've got a lot going on getting parts ready packing shipping. I'm just one person operation here.
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Mintys Parts wrote:
Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:28 pm
Don't know how to up load pictures to this sight. Message me and say who you are and what's it about please. will do it easy. My days are so full and I have so much to do and some days I don't sleep at all. I don't have time I lost another 25 minutes trying to figure out how to send a picture on this thing. I've got a lot going on getting parts ready packing shipping. I'm just one person operation here.
Paul,

You're what we call a "commercial user". I allow you limited free advertising here, because I think your services are helpful. But there's a catch: I expect you to learn to use the site rather than redirecting people to your phone number. "Don't know how" means you need to know how. I'm happy to help, and it's not that difficult once you get the hang of it. Let me know how I can help.

Jack
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