1987 El Camino interior REVIVE

GBoDYon4s

GBoDYon4s

Greasemonkey
Jan 27, 2013
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Hey G body world.
Its been a long time coming my 87 El Camino has been in need some TLC and i decided to start off with the interior first off the infamous Cracked dash board i am thinking to do a dash cap if any one has done this i am wondering how they hold up long-term any info would help thanks in advance.
 
1evilregal

1evilregal

Royal Smart Person
Apr 23, 2009
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#2
it wasn't on a g-body, but several years ago, I was doing some work on a buddy's 84 caprice, and stumbled on a cap in the junkyard.... I have no clue on how long it'd been on that particular car, but I grabbed it, cleaned it up, and hit it with some duplicolor interior paint. about 5 or 6 years later, I believe it's still holding up.
 
Milton

Milton

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 6, 2018
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#3
I heard a good cleaning on the surface is needed for maximum adhesion. I'm in the process of installing mine. Test fitting it now. Hopefully it will be glued in today.
 

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GBoDYon4s

GBoDYon4s

Greasemonkey
Jan 27, 2013
211
25
28
So,CA.
#4
it wasn't on a g-body, but several years ago, I was doing some work on a buddy's 84 caprice, and stumbled on a cap in the junkyard.... I have no clue on how long it'd been on that particular car, but I grabbed it, cleaned it up, and hit it with some duplicolor interior paint. about 5 or 6 years later, I believe it's still holding up.
Nice i see they are priced pretty reasonable on mikes montes i might go that route thanks
 
airboatgreg

airboatgreg

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Oct 2, 2016
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I have the same issue with mine and am struggling with what to do. Keep the thread on progress if you would.
Thanks
 
Milton

Milton

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 6, 2018
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SW Florida
#6
All glued in. The instructions say 4 hours for curing. I will leave it over night clamp in. Also when doing the test fit, you would have to sand down or even cut off some of the dash to fit flush.
 

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airboatgreg

airboatgreg

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Oct 2, 2016
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looks pretty good
 
Milton

Milton

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 6, 2018
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SW Florida
#10
Going from long speedo to rally gages. Painted gage face plate and cover to match dash. Gage cover will have maple wood grain inserted like factory. Waiting for T10 dimmable Led's to arrive so I can put it all together.
 

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