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Old 03-02-2019, 03:23 PM
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The DashPad Factory

I posted a couple weeks ago asking if anyone had done business with them, and it received little response. I assume that's because they just started making dashes for our cars. I found them on Facebook. The sales lady, Alannah, had posted in the group for "Third Generation Camaro and Firebird". She was very polite and even offered me a nice discount. The dash pad is produced using the factory metal frame, so when you purchase, you will need to return your old dash pad as a core. Shipping was prompt and Alannah was quick to answer DMs on Facebook and even answered the phone when I called. I never had to leave a message.
The installation was as easy as a direct OEM replacement. It fits perfectly, and I have a gauge pod installed on the A pillar that could've interfered. If I had to complain about anything, it would be that they don't drill out the holes for the mounting screws around the defrost vents. That set me back about 7 min

I highly recommend the product.
Here are their links if anyone is interested -
https://www.ebay.com/str/The-Dash-Pa...p2047675.l2563
https://www.facebook.com/TheDashPadFactory/

Here is a pic of the new dash pad installed -



Close up pic to see the texture of the factory original -



Close up pic to see the texture of The DashPad Factory's product -



This is a side by side with factory on the right and the replacement on the left -



Factory on left and replacement on right -

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Old 03-02-2019, 04:26 PM
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Nice to see we have another alternative.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:40 AM
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Looks great! Good to see more repro interior parts that look good..
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:10 PM
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​​​​Excellent looking product. Glad itís available. Speakers are well done.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:57 PM
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This is a nice option
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:28 PM
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Did you drill the holes in the vents then? If so, did they crack? The OE holes are countersunk.How do the screws look in the vents?
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:37 AM
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I didn't drill the holes. They are there, they just covered them with the coating. I used a tiny nail to find the hole and then I threaded the screw in normally.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:31 AM
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Good to know. Did they line up well with the original threads on the car?
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:21 AM
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Mine weren't much trouble, but it did take a few stabs to find. Don't tighten anything until you get them all started.
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Looks great! Nice to see a great replacement option like this
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too bad they dont have any 3rd gen firebird dashpads tho :-(
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Originally Posted by racerx520 View Post
too bad they dont have any 3rd gen firebird dashpads tho :-(
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:24 PM
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Re: The DashPad Factory

Well now, I just happen to have mine out!
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