Every part that comes in for restoration is completely inspected and the condition recorded on a work order that will follow the item from start to finish. A job number is assigned and the part goes into production.
Chevy's 1978-'88 Monte Carlo and El Camino share the same dash pad. These vehicles are finally coming into their own with both restorers and custom vehicle builders, and in many cases the old original vinyl dash is a problem. The huge dashzilla pad is literally the entire dashboard of these vehicles, and is surely one of the largest dashes used by Chevrolet. Age, weather conditions and UV rays have usually taken a toll on the material. Cracks, fading and material lifting are common problems. Since there are no reproductions available, and a quarter century old original will surely crack as well, restoration is the best choice. Just Dashes is about to work their vinyl magic on this damaged example.
This dash was available in most stock interior colors and the vinyl grain used by the factory is called Saville. Just Dashes will completely restore these vintage pads in the correct original color and grain pattern, or in a custom color of your choice from a supplied color sample. They can also provide plastic chrome plating, instrument restoration and structural restoration of the dash frame. It's best to contact them and discuss your restoration with one of their craftsmen. They will most likely be able to give you an over the phone price quote as well.
Here's a quick synopsis of the restoration process, bringing this two decades old dash back to life. You can find out more on their products and services here at www.justdashes.com or call 800-247-3274.