|WHERE THE MONEY WENT
|Used dash for '75 Laguna
|Just Dashes dash restoration
|Grant 13.5-inch Classis Series steering wheel
|Grant wheel installation kit
|Grant Bow Tie horn button
|Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric paint
|Misc. interior fasteners
|*Price from Summit Racing
The transformation started...
The transformation started when we sent a used Laguna dash to Just Dashes. The vinyl on the original pad is now being sanded and prepped for the application of new, high-density, closed-cell foam. The approximate 5x5-inch area in the pad, which housed two side-by-side A/C vent ducts, has been filled, as we no longer wanted them. A backing was added to the reverse side of the pad, and the area then filled with sandable foam.
The foam filler is now sanded...
The foam filler is now sanded smooth with the surface of the dashpad. At this time any surface imperfections are filled, and the entire area of the pad sanded to provide a good adhesion surface for the new foam. In some extreme cases, the old vinyl must be completely removed from the core; in this case it will be used as a base.
A new layer of state-of-the-art...
A new layer of state-of-the-art foam has been glued to the surface. It is now hand shaped to the exact contours of the pad. There's a lot of handwork and attention
to detail involved in creating a concours-quality restoration.
Any openings must be perfectly...
Any openings must be perfectly shaped in order for the original parts, in this case a vent grille, to fit exactly back into position. Notice the hard, straight features of the shapeable foam.
The Laguna has a logo emblem...
The Laguna has a logo emblem embedded in the pad. This area must be worked exactly right in order to provide for the thickness of the new vinyl skin, and
allowing the emblem to be replaced and fit properly.
You can see how nice the area...
You can see how nice the area where the vents were removed is finished. There is no sign they were even there. Just Dashes can perform many custom alterations, per the customer, that would never be noticed by someone unfamiliar with the part. They have even added gauge pods for an added cost.