Dash cap vs. dash pad?

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  1. GOLF72

    GOLF72 Veteran Member

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    Hey 73 Big Block,

    I think your ride looks awesome. 73 with a 79 dash...never seen that combo before. Looks good.

    Also, I instalelled a dash pad on my 76. OMG, what a pain in the a$$. Before I installed the pad, I bought a cap and I just could not get the pad to be flat enough for the cap to install properly.
     
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    What vendor sells the best looking dash cap?
     
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    Mine came from ecklers camaro
     
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    I also installed a cap over the dash in my 79. Dying just wouldn't work for me so I just popped on a cap and it turned out great.
     
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    I had a cap on mine when I got it. I'm a details guy and it was the most annoying thing in the world to me. Fit was attrocious, you could see the gaps at the pillars, and the fit around the gauge cluster was weak. PO had it siliconed in place, so it' wasn't moving or anything, just a complete POS. Not sure if they all come split below the steering wheel or if that was just my luck staying true to itself but it looked horrible and just plain made me mad.... so mad that I made my own dash out of FG.

    My .02ยข for whatever it's worth.
     

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