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How to recognise a walnut dash from a plastic dash on a 75

Unread postby baconbuttyman » Sun May 29, 2016 8:57 am

This sounds an obvious one, but if you don't know then it becomes a little less obvious lol.
The difference between the two of them is simple, look at the air bag cover on the passenger side, if the airbag wording is a plastic badge then the dash is plastic, if it inlaid in gold lettering under the lacquer then it's real wood, also as a foot note, don't purchase the parts separately as they were originally made from one strip of walnut to match, if you buy separately then your dash won't match at all, remember real wood can differ in shades and colors, one part may be darker than another. But the grain should match, if you have any scratches, then these can be removed with a bit of t cut
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Unread postby Kwippy1878 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:47 pm

baconbuttyman wrote:This sounds an obvious one, but if you don't know then it becomes a little less obvious lol.
The difference between the two of them is simple, look at the air bag cover on the passenger side, if the airbag wording is a plastic badge then the dash is plastic, if it inlaid in gold lettering under the lacquer then it's real wood, also as a foot note, don't purchase the parts separately as they were originally made from one strip of walnut to match, if you buy separately then your dash won't match at all, remember real wood can differ in shades and colors, one part may be darker than another. But the grain should match, if you have any scratches, then these can be removed with a bit of t cut




Also the plastic trim is not metal backed the same goes for early ZT dash trim the first 600 are the wood trim paint in rhodium silver, can be recognised same as wood trim by air writing (mgrclub)
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