Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

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Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by ben12345 » Wed 30 Jan, 2008 7:56 pm

Hi,

My girlfriend just bought a 190e over here in the UK. Its in really nice condition considering its an '87. Only 66k miles on the odo, no rust! Its been unmolested, still has original hub caps and even the Blaupunkt Bristol radio. I think the guy who sold it massively underpriced it.

The only thing thats letting it down is about 6 huge cracks through the dash top.

I'm asking this question on an Australian board because while I know there are dash caps available in the US for these cars, they'd be no good because they are LHD. Are there any Dash caps available in Australia to fit these cars? I did a search on google, but could only find molded carpet mats, which I don't think she'd like!

Cheers,
Ben.

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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by bruceT » Wed 30 Jan, 2008 9:57 pm

I'm not sure if this is what you're after? I would think pretty expensive though, but with the exchange rate in your favour, maybe not too bad:

http://www.dashboardrestorations.com.au/index.htm
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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by ben12345 » Wed 30 Jan, 2008 10:07 pm

Hi,

This is the type of thing:
http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/product ... _8493.html

But obviously this one is aimed at LHD in the US!

I was hoping there was a similar product available for RHD cars.

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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 30 Jan, 2008 11:25 pm

They are certainly available - I have one. (Fleabay sourced.)

Try our Forum sponsor.

Mine is black and thin. I have put some extra padding underneath to reduce the heat going through to the dashboard underneath.
I am fortunate to have a dash with not a crack on it. Also a British import.

Keep your eye on the fleabay motor spare parts Mercedes section. There is the occasional wholesaler with leftover parts going for a song.
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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by ben12345 » Wed 30 Jan, 2008 11:42 pm

Hi,

I'll send the forum sponsor an email!

Was this ebay worldwide or ebay AU that you sourced your cap?

Thanks,
Ben

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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by Hendrik » Thu 31 Jan, 2008 10:04 am

There are 4 options that I can think of
1 El cheapo fabric dash mat - yuck
2 Coverlay plastic cover - pretty good if you can find RHD
3 another complete dash - $200-300 + insatllation
4 rebuild original dash - $500+
The coverlay is the easiest and best solution but trying to find one, perhaps you can email them and ask if they A still make RHD and B if they have a supplier in Oz

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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by ben12345 » Fri 01 Feb, 2008 2:59 am

The forum sponsor can supply me with a carpet cover, but i'm afraid that this won't cover the cracks as they extend right around the front top edge of the dash.

I just got a message back from Coverlay 'No sir we do not manufacture a dash cover for a right hand drive car'

Does anybody have a car with a carpet cover that they can take a picture of, so I can see if it will cover my cracks?

Thanks,
Ben.

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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 01 Feb, 2008 10:48 am

If your racks go right around the dash front then the cover will not hide your cracks.
The cover is ambidextrous. It can be used on left and right hand drive cars. The cover will shape accordingly.
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W124 Dashboard protection

Post by David Dab » Wed 25 May, 2016 5:09 pm

Does anyone know where I can purchase a dashboard mat / cover in carpet material for a W124 model?

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Re: Cracked Dashboard, Dash Cap?

Post by pastelgrey300D » Wed 25 May, 2016 6:27 pm

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