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Anyone know anything about this dash cover? by JohnWPB
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Just browsing eBay tonight, and saw THIS DASH COVER for the first time. Does anyone know anything about it? It appears to be JC Whitney, so it is a WELL known car parts company. The photo is a generic dash cover, so no help there. My dash is pretty cracked, and am looking for something to cover it until I get a full fledged custom dash ready to go it it, but something that looks and fits decent at least.

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Report this Post09-16-2013 07:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
sounds like it is the end caps only (to cover the broken piece by the vents).
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Report this Post09-16-2013 09:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the link, but honestly it is not too much more help other than a real place to buy it, other than eBay.

It is hard to tell what it is, as there are no photo's of one for a Fiero, just a crappy stock image!

Looks like there are other people curious about it, as there are 7 people watching it on eBay.

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Originally posted by JohnWPB:

Thanks for the link, but honestly it is not too much more help other than a real place to buy it, other than eBay.

It is hard to tell what it is, as there are no photo's of one for a Fiero, just a crappy stock image!

Looks like there are other people curious about it, as there are 7 people watching it on eBay.



The link had a description and it said "end caps".... maybe that is why they gave this link??

Also, from the ebay auction: "Accu Form Dash Cover -- DASH KIT -- Dash End Cap"

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Originally posted by jaskispyder:


The link had a description and it said "end caps".... maybe that is why they gave this link??

Also, from the ebay auction: "Accu Form Dash Cover -- DASH KIT -- Dash End Cap"



The link above doesn't mention "end cap" anywhere I see, just "cap" which could be different things.

Material:  Plastic
Type:  Cap
Quantity Sold:  Kit
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Originally posted by JohnWPB:


The link above doesn't mention "end cap" anywhere I see, just "cap" which could be different things.

Material:  Plastic
Type:  Cap
Quantity Sold:  Kit



Click on the description tab, it says

DASH KIT -- Dash End Cap
PART#: P400721 MFR#: 13-01

The ebay description also says end cap

NEW ACCU FORM KIT DASH COVER PONTIAC FIERO 88 87 86 85 84 1988 1987 13-01

Description / Notes:P400721
"Accu Form Dash Cover -- DASH KIT -- Dash End Cap"
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Report this Post09-16-2013 10:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well that just six then... With the description of dash cover, and the generic photo, I was hoping for more than just end caps.

Thanks guys for pointing out the obvious that I just totally missed.
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Report this Post09-16-2013 01:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok, I just called Parts Train, and they could not give me any further information. He did say that "caps" is the term they use for the entire shell that goes over an existing dash. At their recommendation, I then placed a call to the manufacturer and talked to a woman named Dee. She was not familiar with the part, and was going to research it, and email me back what-ever information that she can come up with.

Here is a "dash cap" for a Pontiac Lemans for instance.

For the Fiero, It could still be just the "caps" as we call them, but no one seems to know where they sell them or where they manufacture them

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I would be skeptical, as they say "end caps"....probably the same ones the Fiero Store sells.
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

I would be skeptical, as they say "end caps"....probably the same ones the Fiero Store sells.



I tend to agree, but at a list price of $107 that would be insane for just 2 pieces of 6" rectangular plastic!
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Originally posted by JohnWPB:
I tend to agree, but at a list price of $107 that would be insane for just 2 pieces of 6" rectangular plastic!



Yes, it would

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Report this Post09-16-2013 03:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ask them to email you a photo of the actual part. I got one of the formed plastic covers for my Mercedes dash. It covered the whole dash and looks just like a stock one, fit like a glove, and was very happy with the result. It was only $69 from a Mercedes aftermarket parts supplier. This was called a dash 'cap' too...it covered the whole dash from end to end and windshield down to the wood trim on the front. They do offer you a zero restocking fee, and pay for return shipping. so you cant go wrong. Pay with a credit card so you can dispute it...just in case.

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Fierostore just posted this pic on facebook, so it looks like someone is making a full cover for Fiero dash.

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Report this Post11-27-2013 11:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very cool Jeff, thanks for posting that. I just hope they keep the price within reason. as rogergarrison said above, If it was $69 for the Mercedes dash cap for his car. That being the case, the Fiero's normal pricing structure would put theirs at......Hmmmm $179 is my guess.
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If someone was to make new dashes;how much do you think they would go for ? $300?
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Originally posted by fierogtlt1:

If someone was to make new dashes;how much do you think they would go for ? $300?


A whole new dash? Probably at least $1000, I stress the at least part.

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Report this Post11-28-2013 08:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for weloveour86seSend a Private Message to weloveour86seEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
$107 for these??


Well then they are definitely FOR SALE!
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A whole new dash? Probably at least $1000, I stress the at least part.

Thanks John for the input.....Maybe the next project after the Center Console Skeleton and is almost ready to go to "The Mall" section.

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Originally posted by fierogtlt1:

Thanks John for the input.....Maybe the next project after the Center Console Skeleton and is almost ready to go to "The Mall" section.


Just FYI, when I said that, I meant to duplicate the stock Fiero dash as a drop in replacement. Something that would take an industrial vacuum press to accomplish the way that it is manufactured.

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Originally posted by JohnWPB:


Just FYI, when I said that, I meant to duplicate the stock Fiero dash as a drop in replacement. Something that would take an industrial vacuum press to accomplish the way that it is manufactured.

Yeah....I know what you meant.

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Originally posted by JohnWPB:
A whole new dash? Probably at least $1000, I stress the at least part.


Amida's drop-in replacement, while not a stock replica, is quite a bit more than that. And certain options will push that price even higher.
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Report this Post11-29-2013 10:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for infinitewillSend a Private Message to infinitewillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
JP contact JimmyS. He was quoted $700 to rebuild/recover a Fiero dash as new. This is done from a new mold from dashrebuilders.com or some such name (I don't recall the exact web site name)

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