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Old 08-11-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default **UPDATE** New plastic deck lid dash top...ABS plastic.**PICS-COMMENTS**

Anyone ever bought one of these.....Im wondering if its a nice piece that fits perfectly....or garbage. $289.00 NEW.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261534891344...torefresh=true

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Its very nice. Very strong. Much stronger than the factory piece. Its ABS, which means it will not splinter like the factory piece. It can be taken on and off, although I would rather not do that because the metal clips are pretty damn strong.
The texture is very smooth actually.....almost exactly like factory. It feels very smooth, not rough at all. It can be painted with vinyl paint to match.
They do good work, the padded side with the fasteners look perfect and very strong. The vents are very nice and they are also strong, not flimsy at all. The two holes are there for the factory security lights. My 1998 only has one red light bulb.

I took of a picture of the large flat sheet of 1/4" thick ABS plastic that they start with. They smash it down onto the mold with a heated press, then send it over to the finisher for the fasteners, padding, etc.....The guy that makes them explained the whole process.

****I'm not installing mine until I have my new dash shell installed. That cant get done till October 14th or so when I get back from 6 weeks working in the Middle East. I leave in two days and cant get it in that soon. If this new ABS deck lid fits nice then its a better piece than the factory lid, that's for damn sure. Its already stronger and looks just as good. I'll know in about 7 weeks how it fits.

****If you want other pictures....I can take some tonight when I get back home.....














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first I've heard of it, but honestly looks like crap in the picture, the front "edge" has lots of variation in thickness that isn't on the stock part (in the top view pic that doesn't appear to be there in the bottom view pic) and the texture looks off. frankly the biggest concern is the total lack of any installed pics.
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Damn, I just realized they are located in Pompano Beach. That's where I live......well Lauderdale, same basic city. Its 15 minutes from me.

Maybe I can go look at it....but the seller doesn't answer questions....that's fucked up.

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Plastic Parts INC
4100 N Powerline Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33073

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At that price I would just go to the dealer or buy one off the board
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At that price I would just go to the dealer or buy one off the board
Dealer price for factory new.....$630.00

**** them.....

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Get this one. Hopefully I can get this soon... http://6litereaterdesigns.com/store/...=165_21_37_138
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Get this one. Hopefully I can get this soon... http://6litereaterdesigns.com/store/...=165_21_37_138
Saw that video.....for just a little more $$$ you can get the other one though....its a complete replacement dash lid. Not just a cover.

ABS plastic use is the key to never worrying about them breaking up like the factory one does so easily.

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Damn, I just realized they are located in Pompano Beach. That's where I live......well Lauderdale, same basic city. Its 15 minutes from me.

Maybe I can go look at it....but the seller doesn't answer questions....that's fucked up.

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so your a few hours north of where I grew up (originally from Homestead, FL)
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so who wants to buy one and test it?



I guess us LT1 guys are screwed
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so your a few hours north of where I grew up (originally from Homestead, FL)
Not even.....its a 1 hour drive to Homestead from where I live.

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so who wants to buy one and test it?



I guess us LT1 guys are screwed
Im going by that place in Pompano so I can look at the deck lid....if it feels and looks like a good piece I'll buy it.

I just bought a brand new dash shell...the entire front portion of the dash with glove box door and A/C vents. So I need to replace my plastic deck lid along with it.

I'll let you all know what the quality and precision looks like.

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Just spoke to them......they are finishing 4 of them this week. I will go look at the finished product on Monday to check it out. If its good I'll buy it and post a bunch of close-up pics.

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If it's good they could be sitting on a gold mine. My perfect one just cracked this last week.

I was so sad 😂
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yeah. apparently the molds are expensive to make so that is why no one has done it. not sure what compelled these people to do it.
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yeah. apparently the molds are expensive to make so that is why no one has done it. not sure what compelled these people to do it.
They make plastic dash boards for literally dozens of cars....maybe into the hundreds. The lady said they sell a lot of these for our cars. An injection mold for ABS plastic, for this size piece costs about $2,500 to make.....I know, I own a few injection molds at a factory in China.....so they have made their money back already 10 fold......

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oh... i was told those molds are 10x that price
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oh... i was told those molds are 10x that price
No...I have one ABS injection mold for a product that's about 100 pounds and 4 foot in diameter and 1" thick. It cost $1,500 to make.

Things get expensive when theres a lot of twists and turns or things that are hollow inside with channels flowing through the piece. Like if someone wanted to make a cylinder head out of plastic......or our plastic LSx intakes.......then they can get $4,000-$6,000.

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From a guy on Facebook who said he bought it
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so who wants to buy one and test it?



I guess us LT1 guys are screwed
No, you '93 - '96 LT1 guys are screwed. 1997 was the first year of the redesigned dash. Fortunately, my dash pad still looks brand-new.
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