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#1 ramzoom

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 09:38 AM

So I have a 521 and of course my dash pad was cracked all to heck..So I worked with a shop that makes some fiberglass parts for me and we made a mold from my dash pad and popped out a new dash cap. I was messing with it the other day to check fit etc..not done yet but getting there...

 

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#2 flatcat19

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 01:25 PM

Ooo...are you going to get more made?

I think all of us 521 owners would be interested.

You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


#3 ramzoom

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:04 PM

Thats the plan...

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 03:51 PM

Mine mine.    Mine mine



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 05:59 PM

Sweet....

#6 datson4life

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:05 AM

Yes

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:07 PM

Cap looks pretty good!


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#8 Ed-datsun521

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:33 PM

How much ??!

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:54 PM

Are we there yet?


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#10 ramzoom

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:28 PM

No pricing yet...

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:35 PM

Not yet........I am back on it next week..all Datsun projects were on hold the past few weeks.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 07:11 PM

Cap is at the (new) painter (with my truck). It will be painted soon and I will post pics. Not sure if I should post on this thread or start a new one here or classifieds? For now I want to know how many people would be interested in a cap. Pricing should be approx. $100-$125 plus shipping. Also depends on how much interest there really is..I sell parts for another make/model and I had dozens of people contact saying they wanted a particular part and once I was done making it available they all scattered like roaches and only a handful actually followed through..so most likely I will do a pre-sale for the first run. Being everyones dash pad is going to be slightly different due to damage, shrinking etc.. these will require that you fit it to your dash..some sanding most likely will be required so these won't be a slap it on and your done part…but it isn't anything too hard..  



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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:02 PM

I'd like to see the finished product before I make a commitment. 


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 04:18 PM

^^^^^



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:56 PM

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Just the cap sitting in there..The old dash pad isn't mounted in. Again I will post pics up when I am done..If theres a demand I can make them..if not or its not satisfactory then no worries..So far I am liking it..but for sure I wouldn't offer them if I didn't like and use it myself..At this point I could pay and have it recovered because it is out but I wanted to try this out as it seems there is a need for ugly dash caps in 521's..

 

I will update soon..

Thanks!



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:43 PM

Sexy, id buy one like yesterday. Tried fixing mine,lasted 6 mths. Cracked and bubbled up.



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:56 PM

Well check back in a few weeks.. It's looking really good so far but I do want to complete the install..right now my windshield is out and I want to check install with the windshield in..I want to see how that goes and make sure theres no issues with the angle of the dangle…I think they call it R&D or something like that lol..



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:55 AM

Looking forward to your date. I would be interested as well.

#19 ramzoom

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:43 PM

I will update soon.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:29 PM

The first cap in my truck is all done...just needs the metal vents installed. Went to black because I felt it was too much light green on the dash..needed to break it up a bit. I think it came out nice. 

 

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