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Old 02-21-2010, 05:42 PM
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My dash looks a bit different to anyone elses that I have seen, as I have stiches in the middle of everyting. Without knowing the whole process, it might be possible to let a upholstery company to saw one up like this over a shaped piece of foam?
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:24 PM
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I'll have to look tomorrow. You got me thinkin??????
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:28 PM
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Anders, yours looks really neat!! Any idea of how it got
done that way??
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:02 PM
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Anders, your dash looks very nice with those stitch rows. Looks like the dash may have a bit more and thicker padding too. Say, thought your car originally came from the States. Where and how did that KPH speedo get installed? Say those pics must be older pics as I didn't see that nice new shiny steering wheel.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:06 AM
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That stitching is easy to do - one uses twin needles to create that seam.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:53 PM
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For those still in need of a dash pad replacement, I just placed an order at If you place the order on their new web site they are selling replacement dash pads for $359 and will ship for free. It's been the best offer I've run across so far.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:10 PM
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uups, I have missed the comments on my dash. Appologys for that.
I have no clue why my dash ( and seats ) have this stitching. I remember that I mentioned it on another thread a year or two ago, and someone said it was probably some aftermarket interior from the ī60:s. I donīt know. But it looks very good, and there is no sacking anywhere. My "only" problem is that when I bought new foam for my seats, a upholstery shop removed the backrest from the backseat first, and found out they have mounted this cover on old foam, so it donīt fit anymore with new foam. So I need to save for a new set of vinyl before I can use my new foam
My car came from Texas, and was originally delivered to Texas as well ( Fort Worth ), so it must have been replaced there somewhere. Yes Jed, This pic was taken before I got my steering wheel back from you
The km/h speedo was something I did myself, as I wanted it to look as original as possible. Otherwise, I have to mark 30, 50, 70, 90 & 110 km/h on a little label on the glass in order to pass inspection, and I couldīt realy see myself having that, as one of my proffessions at Volvo is to design all Instrument clusters......
Hereīs a link to the pictures when I did the speedo:
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:14 PM
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Hey Anders,
Man that is pretty!
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:19 PM
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Note must be made that all the replacement dash pads fit pnly the late 59 and 60 model birds. In order to install the new pads in a 58 and most 59's much trimming and fitting is necessary to cover the metal frame as was done by Ford when the 58's and 59's came out of the factory.

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Old 04-20-2010, 10:47 AM
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What do we know about the replacement dash pads sold by the various vendors? Where has anyone purchased one that they think was high quality? It appears to me that there may be one company with the original tooling making them and then selling them to the vendors. Therefore price is a matter of mark up by the vendor. I found this one on EBAY for $359 which is about 40 dollars cheaper then the name tbird guys. Has anyone bought one of these? I am getting set to rewire my 60 and it looks like Ford put the dash pad in first and built the interior around it. Sooo as long as I have the dash apart I might as well tackle this also. Any help or experience is appreciated. Grant
I found one at a salvage yard.Looked like someone had just replaced it before car was junked.I paid $25 and they pulled it for me.LOL
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