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Dash cover: Seeking updated feedback and recommendations

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I’m looking at lots of options regarding what to do with my cracked three piece dash. Repair myself, send to just dashes, find another repair shop, buy the insanely expensive NOS one from the faq classifieds etc.  one option is to cover it.  I saw this cover.on eBay and was wondering if anyone has bought one of these or can recommend another option.  Thanks Dionk

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i have one but have never taken time to fit it on the dash...seems like it would be simple enough

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46 minutes ago, esty said:

simple enough

Thank you.  Would you fit it on the dash after reinstalling in the car or before.  

 

Is the material and sewing of good quality? 

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I’ve been running by the Covercraft black “suede” dash cover and matching rear parcel shelf cover for the last year or so. The material is actually a padded alcantara fabric.  It’s cut and fits well enough, with cutouts for the vents and seat belt warning pod.  (I used more than the provided amount of sticky Velcro to fit nicely across the entire dash).  I think it looks pretty decent. The matching parcel shelf came out really nice too.

 

I considered the cut sewn leather from the UK guy, but the extensive custom fitting/gluing (requiring the dash removal) turned me away.  Plus my concern that without preparing the dash to eliminate the cracks they’d be readily visible under the leather.

 

Tom

 

ps: let me know if you’d like to see any pics...

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i would do it with the dash out of the car...it's very doubtful you could stretch and glue as needed with the dash in the car

as easy as it is to remove a dash i would even try with the dash installed

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What about the glove box?  Does it come with a matching piece for that?

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Was just talking to some old og bmw guys and they said that the car is more valuable without the leather.   Is this tru? 

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13 minutes ago, LeeJohn said:

.... they said that the car is more valuable without the leather.   Is this tru? 

 

It depends on the car, LeeJohn!

 

And what the dash currently looks like. 😯

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, visionaut said:

ps: let me know if you’d like to see any pics...

Please...also do you know if they make a kit without the cut out for the fasten seatbelt display?

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no fasten seat belt hole in mine and i can't answer about the glove box..you can email the vendor...they are pretty responsive

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Here's 2 crappy phone pics I just took of mine.  It's more of a dash-topper, as it doesn't cover the lower parts at all.

 

Yeah, I remember when I got it the Covercraft ordering page had the option to include or not the seatbelt pod cutout.  Besides "suede" they offer the cover in poly carpet, "velour", and a tech-looking knit fabric.

 

It could be better, but it works..

 

Tom

 

https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/shop/1974-bmw-2002/

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