Timo Main moneypit monkey

Unpacking the new dash

Unpacking the new dash

My original plan for tomorrow was to swap out the dash and the main carpet for the LE ones that I bought not too long ago. The guy I bought the parts off clearly knows how to pack these items well, so everything arrived undamaged.

That said, the dash was in a bag full of styrofoam peanuts which did a good job protecting the dash and getting everywhere in the vents. They also did a rather good job of sticking to the black painted top of the dash, which appears to have turned into a bit of a gooey mess from the heat or from age. I suspect heat as the dash pads had also become detached. The stuck peanuts helped create this interesting finish:

Dash, unpacked

Looks like I have to pick one of the following options:

a) repaint the top of the dash

b) flock it

c) learn how to recover the top of the dash in alcantara, or have a local shop do it

I’m leaning towards c) but it depends if I can find a shop to do the work in time. Or magically find the time to do it myself.

At least some good news, a vehicle dismantler over in Sacramento has a few sets of NB2 seats in stock so it looks like I’ll may be able to at least sort out the seat situation.