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Series V Standard Dash Panel Finish

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by JSLoeffl, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. JSLoeffl

    JSLoeffl Gold Level Sponsor

    I have 1967 Series V with the plastic/bakelite? dash panel. The PO put wood grained self adhesive vinyl on it. I need to know what the original dash panel had on it. Pictures I have seen appear to have a black vinyl material similar to upholstery? Does anyone know what was original? If so was it an upholstery type material glued to the panel? If so, what type and how was it attached?
     
  2. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    A used one is going to be the easiest way to bring her back to stock. I'm sure I have 1 kicking around, you will also need the finisher that goes under the steering column in matching black. I am in Boston, perhaps someone closer has 1, if not my # 78l 829 O55O M-F 8-5 EST
     
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  3. JSLoeffl

    JSLoeffl Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the reply. Can you answer the question on what's on the original? I am in North Dakota, but I have a sister in Westford. What shape would an old used one going to be in? It may need a little TLC also? If needed how would a person get it and $$?
     
  4. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Are you talking about the dash, the dash pad above the dash, or the crash pad roll below the dash?

    The dash itself is just plastic. No finish.

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  5. JSLoeffl

    JSLoeffl Gold Level Sponsor

    Mike, I am talking about the dash panel itself, not the dash pad or the crash pad. Mine appears to have been covered with walnut wood grained color peel and stick cupboard liner, and then varnished. The varnish is chipping off as it was not meant to be put on vinyl. It did look good for many year though. I would like to know what was there originally. Some pics I've seen on posts it appears to be a black vinyl material. Appears in some pics the vinyl material is bulging or puckered out around some of the gauges. Would like to restore back to something more original. Don't really what to pay the price of the wood version I've seen. Most of them do not have all the switch markings etc.
     
  6. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

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    Textured plastic finish.

    Mike
     
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  7. JSLoeffl

    JSLoeffl Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks Mike, Maybe I can peel the stuff off and the original finish is below and is salvageable. Like the sticky $#@! will clean off.
     
  8. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Example of the finisher under the steering column that junkman mentioned.

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    Mike
     

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  9. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    That adhesive may be hard to remove and get back to the original texture. You can give it a try. I'd see what junkman wants for $$ or if someone closer has one. Good luck!

    Mike
     
  10. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Believe it or not Mike that finish is a glued on textured material on at least S4 & 5. Early cars had raised holes for gauges and texture molded in.
     
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  11. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Yes the SIV/V dash is bakerlite with vynil glied over the surface. On some of the more run down cars you see it bubbling/ lifting off the dash especially around gauges.

    SVGT used the same dash and glovebox/surround as the ST cars with the walnut veneer glued to that instead of the 7 layered laminated ply of the S3/IV GT cars.
     
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  12. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Good to know.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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