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  • Daytona Dash Pad

    I'm fairly new to the forums and this has probably been asked before, but what do you recommend to restore/replace a '62 Daytona Dash Pad?
    SASCO and SI both have caps listed, but neither can get them. Right now my only solution is Just Dashes @ $850 for a recast.

    Any ideas?

    Bill Jones
    Maunta, NJ


    '62 Daytona 4-speed

  • #2
    Nice little car. [8D]

    There's a guy somewhere who is making new ones, and from what I've heard, they're pretty nice.

    Bob Andrews, you know who I'm talking about?

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA

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    • #3
      Are you saying that SASCO and SI are temporarily out or that there is some kind of problem with getting more made? I will need a cap for my Daytona before too long.


      1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
      "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        52-Fan, they just can't get them, for what reason I don't know. I've had one on backorder for almost a year. My new Phantom interior is coming in a few weeks and the dash will be the last thing needed to finish the inside of the car.

        Hope Matthew and Bob come up with a source!



        Bill Jones
        Maunta, NJ


        '62 Daytona 4-speed

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        • #5
          OK, I searched long enough and finally found the info.

          Jim Lawrence
          Rt 1 Box 406
          New Martinsville, WV 26155
          PH: (304)337-8693

          Here's a pic that Bpb A. took.



          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, GA

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          • #6
            Someone who put up pics from Lancaster - showed one shot of a guy's display of 60-61-62 dash pads. They looked nice. And I'd bet they aren't the "rip" that Just dashes wants![}]

            Edit: Thanks Matthew!

            Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President two door

            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              Does anyone remember how much those beautiful pieces are?


              1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
              "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                Jim Lawrence probably can make one, but it won't be an exact duplicate of factory. Unlike the earlier ones which were simply padded sheet vinyl, the 61-62 dashes were molded and don't hold up nearly as well.

                nate

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                55 Commander Starlight
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                • #9
                  I was at Lancaster on Friday and didn't notice any dash pads other than Phantom's '55 Speedster.
                  I'll be calling Jim Lawrence, though!

                  Bill Jones
                  Maunta, NJ


                  '62 Daytona 4-speed

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                  • #10
                    I just spoke to Jim Lawrence. Great guy. I missed him at Lancaster because he was there Tue, Wed, Thur and I was there Friday. His price is an unbelievable $150 (plus $20 core charge). They are not original grain, but he matches the color almost dead on. As such, he does not claim them to be "show" quality, but very good driver/cruise quality. He will be picking up a core for me at Reidsville in November; apparently he wants to start with a red core. I believe he has some black in stock.
                    The clincher- he says if you don't like it, send it back!

                    Bill Jones
                    Maunta, NJ


                    '62 Daytona 4-speed

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                    • #11
                      Just looked in and saw the responses. Yep, Jim's the guy! I shot some video of his stuff at Lancaster; you can see it here:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8zajwRo2c

                      I've looked over his stuff closely and talked to him many times... I have yet to get my car to this point, but when I do this is where I'll go[^]

                      Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                      Parish, central NY 13131

                      "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                      "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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                      • #12
                        He doesn't do '63s, does he?


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                        Clark in San Diego
                        '63 F2/Lark Standard
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                        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          As you know, the 63s are a lot more complicated. I don't know if he does them, or anyone else for that matter. I do see them turn up NOS occasionally on eBay; I bought a green one a couple years back for $110.

                          I wonder if there's any chance SASCO has any?

                          Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                          Parish, central NY 13131

                          "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                          "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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                          • #14
                            The only hope for a '63 dash is either the cap that SI sells, or Just Dashes.

                            Bams, I'm betting you bought a cover for a '64. Entirely different from a '63.

                            The SI cap seems to be the best way to go, to me at least. It's been a while, but I paid $150 for the cover. Nice fit, and looks great. It matched my NOS Vanity assembly quite well. [^]

                            Matthew Burnette
                            Hazlehurst, GA

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                              .

                              Bams, I'm betting you bought a cover for a '64. Entirely different from a '63.
                              You're right, it was for the '64 I was working on.

                              Where did you get the NOS vanity? I'm looking for one as well.

                              Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                              Parish, central NY 13131

                              "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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