upholstered X19 dashboard

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by mkmini, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    Has anyone upholstered dashboard on x19 or have any pictures?
    Can’t decide yet to make custom dashboard or make a cover for existing, time spent on both would be similar.
     
  2. artz1731

    artz1731 True Classic

    Location:
    Denver PA
    I believe Henk does a leather one.
     
  3. Henk Martens

    Henk Martens True Classic

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hello,

    We supply leather covered dashboards but only as a special order, individually made

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    regards,

    Henk Martens
    www.x19partsholland.nl
     
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  4. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    I recall there have been some threads with various dash restoration ideas. Things like "flocking", texture coatings, and covering with different materials. One wasn't that long ago and I believe it involved recovering with leather(?). But I don't have any links for those old threads. Hopefully someone else does.
     
  5. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    Material I have, similar to Alcantara is not so flexible as alcantara, almost unflexible :/
    a lot of seams to a lazy person that means
     
  6. Jefco

    Jefco Daily Driver

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Mike had the dash of the Fiat spider they flipped on Wheeler Dealers leather covered; perhaps that's what you remember?
     
  7. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    I believe you were responding to me? If so then no, I was referring to a X1/9 dash restoration thread here on Xweb. I don't recall who it was, but it wasn't that long ago. What I'm not certain about is what they ended up doing to it.
     
  8. twincam69

    twincam69 True Classic

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  9. bg82x

    bg82x Bob Grasch

    Location:
    Sandwich, IL
    I believe it was jjay911 that covered the dash with leather. Old thread link here: https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/dash-covers.20935/#post-169618
     
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  10. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
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  11. I thought they did a nice job with that dash restoration on Wheeler Dealers.
     
  12. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Agree, it looked pretty good. I do recall that some of the seams were not straight when they showed the finished product. But I seem to remember the price for it wasn't too bad so I guess that's to be expected.

    However I'm a bit suspicious of the cost numbers they often claim on that show. If you follow an episode closely you notice many things that are not included in the final tally, some that seem very under priced, and still others that are incomplete (only a portion of that particular repair aspect is included). I get the impression things are embellished in order to make the outcome seem more attractive than in reality. Even at that, the total "profit" is often a very small amount, and that does not include anything for all of the labor, overhead, supplies, and things left off the list. In other words they seem to actually take a rather large loss on most of their builds. But I watch shows like that strictly for entertainment and ignore the inconsistencies/inaccuracies. I'd love to see this program with a couple of guys like Edd and Ant, and leave off the 'mouth'. ;) By the way, Ant seems to be really enjoying life in SoCal, have you seen who his new girlfriend is? :)
     
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  13. I must have missed Ant's girlfriend but it appears he is happier than Edd was in SoCal. As far as the costs go, it is probably all a drop in the bucket compared to the production costs of the episode. I never get too hung up on the total cost number since it is irrelevant without the cost of the labor, but I do find it educational to see what they paid for a specific part or service that they used. As far as the dash, I think I saw the same crooked seam that you did but it looked great compared to how it started. I seem to recall the price was lower than I would have guessed as well.
     
  14. aarpcard

    aarpcard True Classic

    Location:
    NJ
    Hi Henk,

    What would this cost for a late model dashboard?
     
  15. bruakeman

    bruakeman True Classic

    Location:
    Ohio
    Once upon a time, now with a new owner in Arizona.
     

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  16. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    Where are details of that incident? Mike crashed one making that show?
     
  17. Pete Whitstone

    Pete Whitstone True Classic

    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    Ha! I think Jefco is saying they "flipped" the car in the sense that they bought and resold it. Not flipped it over and wrecked it. :p
     
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  18. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    Old style dash looks so much better than the late mish-mash.
     
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  19. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    This one certainly looks much better than most with it's nice upholstery job. Gives it a different appearance altogether compared to a stock dash. ;)
     
  20. The problem with the new style dash is that it screams 1980s and not in a good way. Doesn't fit the original lines of the car either, although those have been somewhat obscured by the big bumpers, etc.
     

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