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morbank

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Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:23 am

Anyone know if any other Chevys used the same dash pads as a 2nd gen van? The C10 dash pad looks pretty similar.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by panelmanrd on Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:51 am

67/70 chevy van only
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Post by morbank on Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:03 pm

I had a feeling someone was going to say that.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by Vantasia on Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:43 pm

You could recover an old one or fabricate a reasonable looking pad from wood covered with a thin layer of foam and vinyl fabric (Naugahyde). Shape some pine and use a staple gun for the covering, would look real sharp if you do it right. Even a nice finished wood one would look good depending on your interior decor....better than all those holes in the dash! I have seen many custom made pads over the years....
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by mo_1040 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:07 pm

I made mine with fiberglass, I wanted to cover the center speaker hole and use two speakers in the front so I went all the the way to the windshield. Really wasn't to difficult to make. To make a stock looking one would be a lot easier than what I did. I covered the whole dash with tinfoil, ran a strip of oak across the front, added some studs for mounting and started slapping glass. If your planning to add foam and vinyl, it would be easy to make a fiberglass shell/pan to get upholstered doing it this way.


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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:50 pm

That pad looks fantastic Mo! I'm fairly crafty so I think I should be able to pull this off. Thanks for the pointers.

Does anyone have any pictures of an original 2nd gen dash pad uninstalled?
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:33 pm

I think my buddy paid $300 to have a new one made,,,,,,
I have an old real one,,,,,,it has 7 studs in back and 6 holes up front,,,,,,,it is fiberglass with kind of Styrofoam on the inside











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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:09 pm

Thanks for the pics, very helpful! So the inside is soft and the exterior is hard? I always imagined the exterior would be slightly soft padding with a vinyl cover. And does the exterior have a leather texture?
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by donivan65 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:19 pm

The outside is hard fiberglass,,,,,,it did have a wrinkle finish on it, but the paint kind of makes it smooth now,,,,,,,,




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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:14 am

The origional pads were -soft! heat makes them brittle, hard & cracked! on this site is a member - econolines builder-cant remember his name - builds & supplies econo parts for many here!! He is also a upholstery man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will redo ur dash pad for around 100-125 bux - someone will remember his name -contact him!! cheers also most upholstery shops will redo these too. U can also look in utube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:37 pm


@ Donivan. I see what you mean now. Thanks for the pic.

@ Twin. Thanks for the info! ... Anyone remember who this member is?
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by back2thewoods on Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:10 am

that would be fred, I think his last name carrillo? great work
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:36 am

yes!!!! Hes the -MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:57 am

Thanks guys, I sent him a PM. His member name is fmc56 btw.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by Van Halen on Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:56 am



I recovered mine.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:06 am

Nice soft look Halen! Unfortunately I've got nothing to recover as my pad is M.I.A.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:28 am

Heard back from Fred, unfortunately he only does Fords...

Anyone have any experience with any upholsterers in the Ventura county or Los Angeles area?
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by ac95 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:26 am

panelmanrd wrote:67/70 chevy van only

So the pad will work on a 67 Van?
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:48 am

No, I believe panelmanrd meant that the original 67/70 dash pads are the only dash pads that will work on the 67/70 G-Vans. So the C10 dash pad is a no-go.

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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by kookykrispy on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:02 pm

That is correct, the only dash pad that will fit a 2nd gen chevy/gmc van, is one from a 2nd gen chevy/gmc van. 1967-70 only
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by ac95 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks for the clarification guys.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by Vantasia on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:19 pm

Like shown, you should be able to make one, try to make a shaped wood core and then cover it with a thin layer of foam padding and then naugahyde vinyl, they sell it at most good fabric shops in many colors and grains, use a staple gun, be creative! They sell small studs with a lag screw on one end that should work for the mounting bolts.
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Post by dougtappan on Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:52 pm

Hey Morbank.....Justdashes.com....I'm serious.
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Re: Dash Pad options for 2nd Gen G10?

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:59 pm

I thought I looked at them... Do they do custom dashes? I don't see G-10 Vans on their list of dashes they sell. Am I missing something?

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