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Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« on: April 12, 2019, 11:51:16 AM »
Are there any recommendations for someone in around Sydney to re-skin a RHD 79 Dash?

Thanks, Alan

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 03:06:45 PM »
There is a club member that comes to mind Steve B hopefully here will see your post
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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 03:33:15 PM »
Steve Bussittel phone number 04145900840  or another Steve at Camden phone number 0417246120 Ray

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 03:36:30 PM »
Steve Bussittel phone number 04145900840  or another Steve at Camden phone number 0417246120 Ray

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 08:06:01 PM »
There is a dash repairer in McGraths Hill near Windsor that can recondition the dash up like new. He does a vacuum system that comes up like original.
Google it.
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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 10:51:34 AM »
Hi Rosco, re "dash repairer in McGraths Hill near Windsor", I could only find Dashboard Recovery services which is now at Arundell park (I think they used to be at Mulgrave)  .. is that who you were thinking of? Has anyone used them and what was there experience?

Hi Bfit, Steve B passed on contact details for a member that has used the Dashboard Doctor in Melbourne. I've sent a message to try and connect

Thanks, ALan

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 05:57:09 PM »
That's the chap, I have not used him but have seen his work which was 100%.
He does a lot of work for the Gt boys and F100,s

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 09:05:30 PM »
do you know anyone I could talk to about their experience. There is some noise about the timeframe on the interweb ;)

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 09:34:45 PM »
I have seen his work first hand and it look spot on. Not sure where you are going with this there are other options recover at a trimmer or get a Retro out from the states.
What do you mean on the time frame is he busy and it takes some time to get to you or he just takes his time.
His work is original in appearance.

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 07:22:41 AM »
he was one of the recommendations I got from another trimmer with advice that he can take a while. I am interested in talking to other people about what their experiences has been, I'm asking the same questions about the Dasboard Doctor in Melbourne. Don't mind quality work taking time but do like to know what i'm getting myself into so I have the right expectation.

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 11:41:46 AM »
Just to close out the thread, went with the Dash Doctor in Melbourne. It was back in a week.


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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 01:07:32 PM »
Hi Alan just noticed your gear knob is black chrome i think.I  just went through the process of trying to get a new one about $30 US plus $80 US postage . So I anded up getting my old worn one powder coated . Looks just the same for $10 Aussie Dollars. Ray

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2019, 09:06:23 AM »
thx for the info

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2019, 04:46:09 PM »
Would be interested to see some pics of the extended foot well on R/handside. Interior looks real tidy 

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 05:22:29 PM »
hi Geoff,

I'll try and take some photos, if they don't come out I'll show it next time we connect. Hoping to get to the CMC day this year!

Just need to get the new carpet trimmed and the remaining trip parts re-sprayed to match the dash. My t-top centre panel is stuffed so I need to sort that as well.

Best, Alan

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 07:37:29 PM »
"Looks just the same for $10 Aussie Dollars. Ray"

Who did your powder coating? The only mob I've tried wanted $100 to begin.
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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
Hi Shane a company from Narellan did mine Ill get the name n phone number tomorrow and post it. Ray

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2019, 03:16:29 PM »
Hi Shane the powder coating company is Narellan  Powder coating 23 Bellingham st Narellan phone 0246461584  Good Luke . Ray

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2019, 11:09:59 AM »
Hi Alan, there is a motor trimmer, Jason Beerins,  coming to our August meeting I have just rang him and left a message regarding your enquiry, Jason does a top job, he also does home upholstery and does excellent work.

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Re: Re-skinning a 79 Dash
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 10:01:53 PM »
hi Ray,

Brilliant suggestion, as I don't think the repro versions are as good as the originals. Since my last post I've put in the new door cards and had the new carpet trimmed. Pretty pleased with the result. If your at the Show and shine next weekend, I can show you .. just need to get the wheel back on :)

Best, Alan