PDA

View Full Version : 64 lark padded dash



64challenger
06-08-2005, 11:10 PM
What is the best source/approach to restoring the padded dash on these cars? mine is shot! thanks for any and all help.

1947 Commander 14A-C3
1948 Champion 2 door sedan
1948 Champion 2 door sedan
1950 Champion 2 door sedan
1959 Lark 2 door post
1964 Stude challenger 2 door

N8N
06-09-2005, 05:21 AM
Call SASCO I think they still have NOS pads. Only in green though IIRC.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

65cruiser
06-09-2005, 06:20 AM
I wonder why only green? Was green that popular a color, or so unpopular that nobody wanted them until there was nothing but green left?

On that same topic, has anyone attempted repairing those dashes by using one of those repair services? My 65 has a very small 1 inch crack by the speaker. Other than that, the dash is perfect. I wondered if that could be repaired by one of those automagical Mr. Vinyl places that uses that fake plastic made of unobtainium?


quote:Originally posted by N8N

Call SASCO I think they still have NOS pads. Only in green though IIRC.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel


________________________
Mark Anderson
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
1965 Studebaker Cruiser

Transtar56
06-09-2005, 09:23 AM
You could do a search for an outfit called"just dashes" they do nice work but are kinda pricy.
SI sells the repro dashes too/

Swifster
06-09-2005, 09:35 AM
This is the site for http://www.justdashes.com. I've seen a couple of dashes completed by them and they are beautiful.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Sterling Heights, MI

Ancient Chinese Proverb: "Injection is nice, but I'd rather be blown!"

1964 Studebaker Daytona - Laguna Blue, Original 4-Spd. Car, Power Steering, Disc Brakes, Bucket Seats, Tinted Glass, Climatizer Ventilation System, AM Radio (136,989 Miles)

JDP
06-09-2005, 11:04 AM
Green is all they had left over, I sell them NOS for $120 plus $15 UPS.

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
64 R2 4 speed Challenger (Plain Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

JDP
06-09-2005, 11:05 AM
I forgot to mention, you just spray vinyl dye them any color you like, works fine.

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
64 R2 4 speed Challenger (Plain Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

cosmo
06-09-2005, 11:26 AM
JDP is there anyway to see these dash pads online? I'd like to have a look at them or at least a good description of what exactly is being sold.

64challenger
06-09-2005, 11:39 AM
Thanks for all the input guys. JDP i'll get a hold of you when i'm ready. Thanks. Your 64 R2 challenger is what inspired me to buy one!

1947 Commander 14A-C3
1948 Champion 2 door sedan
1948 Champion 2 door sedan
1950 Champion 2 door sedan
1959 Lark 2 door post
1964 Stude challenger 2 door

JDP
06-09-2005, 05:00 PM
Here's the pad

http://stude.com/ebay/64pad.jpg

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
64 R2 4 speed Challenger (Plain Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

65cruiser
06-09-2005, 05:45 PM
I had no idea those were that floppy off the car.

________________________
Mark Anderson
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
1965 Studebaker Cruiser

studeclunker
06-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Yeah well... When the dash sits in the sun in a hot car they get dry, hard, and brittle.[xx(] Must be a lot softer too.
JDP, do you have the dash for a '62? I do want green. Mine looks really sad. In fact i don't dare clean it for fear it will disintegrate.[:I]

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

MarkC
06-10-2005, 09:17 AM
65 Cruiser, they're really not that "floppy". That's just the skin or pad. It's glued to a metal framework that holds its shape. You'll need to scrape off your old one and re-use the frame.

Mark

MarkC, 64 Y8
Working in Spokane, WA

65cruiser
06-10-2005, 09:22 AM
Yeah, I knew that was only the cover, but still that was a lot "floppier" than I pictured them.


quote:Originally posted by MarkC

65 Cruiser, they're really not that "floppy". That's just the skin or pad. It's glued to a metal framework that holds its shape. You'll need to scrape off your old one and re-use the frame.

Mark

MarkC, 64 Y8
Working in Spokane, WA


________________________
Mark Anderson
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
1965 Studebaker Cruiser

N8N
06-10-2005, 12:46 PM
AFAIK there are no dashes available for '62s. Your choices are limited to

1) find a dash pad in decently good shape, fill the cracks in it as best you can, and glue some sheet vinyl on it (this is what I did to mine)

2) pay $$$$$$$$ to have Just Dashes restore yours

3) buy the hard cover that's available from various vendors.

I thought that someone was working on repro'ing a correct, soft pad but I haven't seen it yet.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel