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« on: June 23, 2012, 11:30:55 AM »
can anyone tell me the pro's and con's of dash caps? do they fit and cover the dash pad good enough that you can't tell that there is a cap on it? i mean does it cover it with no edges visably showing? i may want to try one on a extra pad that i have. thanks
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Re: dash caps
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 11:34:14 AM »
Well, Phil AKA Philstoys on here has one on his 76 Bobcat wagon & it looks really good. Can't even tell it's a cap until you look at it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 11:34:44 AM »
I mean you can't tell until you feel it. Looks like the regular thing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 01:47:41 PM »
Had one on one of my Pinto's for a year or two before I noticed it. Look so much better than an old cracked dash!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 06:50:34 AM »
I have one on my wagon and never knew it was a cap until a few years of looking at it. Mine needs to be reglued but it still looks great
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Re: dash caps
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 09:01:48 AM »
I have installed on a few of mine, I think they are money well spent and look great installed

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 03:09:38 PM »
thanks for the replys. and thanks cookieboy for the vidio. now for my next ? does the black they come in the correct color black or do i have to paint it a different color black? will it shine up like an original dash pad does? thanks glen
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 04:25:38 PM »
Some people repaint them, others leave them alone. I gotta get one of them for my 1980 since the original dash is shot.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 09:57:05 PM »
thanks cookieboy for the vidio. now for my next ? does the black they come in the correct color black or do i have to paint it a different color black? will it shine up like an original dash pad does? thanks glen

I think they match the original black color and texture just fine, you can decide for yourself when you get one if you want to paint it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 10:23:04 PM »
The one I bought for my '72 Pinto matches the factory black interior just fine.  I installed one in an old Ford F-150 about eight years ago and I used SEM spray vinyl dye to match it to the rest of the red interior.  Two years later I did a complete color change and re-sprayed it blue.  I sold the truck a couple months ago but it still looked great then.  Dollar for dollar it probably did more to improve the appearance of that truck than anything else I did. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 06:54:56 PM »
seems like more pro's then con's. i like that. i just may have to get one.
thanks guys, anything else would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 07:26:04 PM »
The only other question I'd ask is how does the $60 cap compare to the $89 cap on Ebay?
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2012, 07:45:20 PM »
yes i thought of that after i posted last. thanks Pinto5.0
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 09:27:31 PM »
yes i thought of that after i posted last. thanks Pinto5.0

I almost bought one for my '73 that popped up on Ebay for $48 bucks & free shipping but I feared it was going to be a "Get what you pay for" issue so I held off. I still wonder if I missed a bargain or not.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2012, 11:03:25 PM »
The only problem I've had with my cap is it's a little more difficult to get out the speedo assembly. It seems the cap hangs down just enough to stop it from coming out...other then that, it's perfect
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