Leather dash cover

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Leather dash cover

Post by Bobpool » Sun May 05, 2019 7:24 pm

I have the usual cracked dashboard so thought I would buy the leather cover and give it a go. Happy with the result and I'll post another photo when it's fitted. Easy to do. Still a bit of tidying up with it to do once it's in place. Yes I know the vent holes are still blocked :lol:

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Brooksy » Fri May 10, 2019 8:47 am

How did you find the cover went on and did the dash refit go ok?
Cover looks good and a definite improvement.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Bobpool » Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 pm

Dash went in very easy.All in and I've moved onto the engine bay for the next bit.

The cover isn't perfect but looks considerably better than it did before.

Cover was easy to fit. We stretched it in place and clamped it for a few day's. Used the spray glue and took our time.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Brooksy » Fri May 10, 2019 8:07 pm

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Bobpool wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Dash went in very easy.All in and I've moved onto the engine bay for the next bit.

The cover isn't perfect but looks considerably better than it did before.

Cover was easy to fit. We stretched it in place and clamped it for a few day's. Used the spray glue and took our time.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by pbar » Mon May 13, 2019 6:52 am

Good idea :) Would be interested to know if the fit when it all goes back together is ok, with the slightly increased size.

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Bobpool » Mon May 13, 2019 9:53 am

It's back in without any problems.

It's not perfect but better. I have a Dash mat to go on top anyway when the Sun is shining.

In a few places I haven't put enough glue but it's stuck down ok. Take your tie and do a bit as a time. You'll be happy with the result.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon May 13, 2019 1:05 pm

Glad all went well and it’s fitted :cool: as we say that’s one job you can tick of the list
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon May 13, 2019 2:15 pm

Bobpool wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:53 am
It's back in without any problems.
Great job!
Do you have any photos of the dash fitted back in the car?

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Post by Bobpool » Mon May 13, 2019 3:38 pm

Will post them up over the weekend.I have the glove box and some trim to fit first.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Bobpool » Sun May 19, 2019 4:02 pm

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Just one photo.I have done a very short video but unable to load it up.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Brooksy » Sun May 19, 2019 8:05 pm

Glad it's all gone back in OK. Looks smart and ideal for helping protect the dash underneath.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Not_Anumber » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:55 pm

Mine has started to peel off after a bit over a year, very disapointing especialy as I got the seller to reccommend the right glue and followed instructions to the letter.
Im looking at options now, may just call time on the leather and see if the CCI GRP reproduction dashboard shell is feasible.

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:39 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
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may just call time on the leather and see if the CCI GRP reproduction dashboard shell is feasible.
As you've probably read, it does take a bit of fiddling about to fit it and get it looking right. However, once fitted the CCI dash does look good, and it's pretty much indistinguishable from the genuine item.

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Caprigear » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:31 pm

The CCI ones are brilliant - no more pissing around trying to fill cracked dashboards or leather covers, CCI ones every time.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by pbar » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:10 am

Caprigear wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:31 pm
The CCI ones are brilliant - no more pissing around trying to fill cracked dashboards or leather covers, CCI ones every time.
Are they typically straightforward to fit Martin? I have seen some reports on here saying how difficult they are so just wondering what your take on it is.

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Caprigear » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:10 pm

I did one the other week, took around 3 hours, very straightforward. There is some trimming to do but nothing drastic and the end results are impressive.
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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by pbar » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:36 pm

That's good to know. Thanks very much Martin, appreciate that.

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:24 pm

Thanks Martin. Ive just ordered one now. The car walked through it's MOT again this morning so deserves a treat.

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Re: Leather dash cover

Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:17 pm

Leather cover has been removed intact and is looking for a home.

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