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m1dadio
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dash pad restore

Post by m1dadio on Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:08 am

fifty year old dash pad



remove brittle and loose vinyl



cut out and slice off bad foam




the right spray foam from local hardware store will be low expansion, stay spongy when set and act as a bonding structure. Of coarse the right beer is esential.



fill in the cracks rubbing the wet foam into the old foam with a spatula.



dont try to do it in one go, too much foam makes for large gas bubbles.



sand with coarse block paper and repeat as necessary to acquire correct shape..



test fit prior to upholstering.







wrap with thin high density foam sheet, then your new vinyl using a spray glue that dose not melt the foam.





install




M1D
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Wolfster

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Re: dash pad restore

Post by Wolfster on Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm

Nice job! Luckily the one on my Econoline wasn't as bad.
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vanny
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Re: dash pad restore

Post by vanny on Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:00 am

M1, you must be the Most Interesting Man in the World! lol!
Great instructional thread for those who haven't done this before...(like me!)
This is a Fantastic site for all the information that can be gained in working on these vans.
Your dash turned out Great!!! cheers


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Scott

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Re: dash pad restore

Post by Scott on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:21 pm

Good stuff M1, but where do I buy a sheet of high density foam?
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BILLS66

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Re: dash pad restore

Post by BILLS66 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:38 pm

M1 You are very talented .Nice job ! Bill

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