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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:04 PM
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Aluminum Dash Cowl MTC2808 Special

Here is the latest on the Aluminum Dash Cowl MTC2808A.

The test fit of 4 went without a hitch. The part has been manufactured and is off at the powerder coaters now.

Need a few people to test the first article in a truck.

I will have two week after next that I want to send out for a test fit with feed back. Price will be cheap and fully refundable if not 100% satisfied with the look, fit, and function.

The first two people to email me and promise to return honest opinions and images get them at cost. Everyone else here gets the D90 special. Expecting $90.00 for everyone who even mentions D90 Source.

I am headed to CO Springs Monday morning to freeze me butt off so I can't get them back from the powder coaters until I return the following week.

Email sales@safarirover.com if interested.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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email sent.

That is just what I'm looking for.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Got it.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 03:58 AM
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Emailed you Stephen.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Got it john will hit ya back. Have a firewall
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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:16 AM
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You said three right??? How did I miss this...
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Old January 13th, 2009, 06:48 AM
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Stephen,

Let me know I just found out I need this part also, much thanks
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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Is this the piece that goes around the gauges and has the heater controls? Better statement I guess would be, is this a nice solid remake of that plastic crap?
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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Can't wait to see this on a truck! If someone could come up with an aluminum replacement for the whole damn dash... that would be sweeeeeeeet!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 08:47 PM
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I want one. test or not.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 10:12 PM
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Oh for christ sake, I've been begging for these for 5 years and I missed the e-mail. And my heater controls are now hanging loose.

Can I get on the list for the production pieces? I'm ready to pay as soon as they are available.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:43 AM
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Me too for prod, nice work. My epoxy and duct tape solution is nearing the end of it's service life...n
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Is this used on a series?
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I am back from freezing CO Springs and Ft. Carson.

I will be at the shop in the AM to check out the test unit that was powder coated and will have all in hand on Friday (hopefully). Wanted to take a look at the powder coated one to see how close the finish matches the genuine plastic bit.

Up in the air paint or powder coat. PC is stronger of course but can't be touched up if scratched.

Any thoughts on the coating options would be appreciated........

I hate PC but it is expected I think. Paint can be touched up. Going with a textured PC unless people say differently.
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I am back from freezing CO Springs and Ft. Carson.

I will be at the shop in the AM to check out the test unit that was powder coated and will have all in hand on Friday (hopefully). Wanted to take a look at the powder coated one to see how close the finish matches the genuine plastic bit.

Up in the air paint or powder coat. PC is stronger of course but can't be touched up if scratched.

Any thoughts on the coating options would be appreciated........

I hate PC but it is expected I think. Paint can be touched up. Going with a textured PC unless people say differently.
I was planning to make one of these on my own a while back, but you saved me the effort of doing it. I was considering doing like a light Line-X coating to see how close I could match it to the factory texture... but that was also back when I still had the hook-up on Line-X coating.
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I honestly don't care if it's powdercoat or a baked on paint finish, as long as it's a good paint. I have a couple of Len's pieces which are baked on paint finish, and they look fantastic.

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I tend to agree with Hans. As long as it is reasonably durable I don't care about paint v PC. The majority of the surface area is out of sight anyway. A slight texture does not add any value for me.

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Old January 18th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Thanks. The shop uses a slightly textured baked paint finish. We use it on military hardware and it stands up well. The texture is very close to the dash plastic bit. The cost is about the same either way just don't want my ass handed to me for choosing the wrong coating.
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I can't speak for others, but it sounds good to me.
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I mean, seriously, the only question I have is when can I order?

Ok, I have another question. Going to do any replacement gauge panels too? I'd LOVE to have a thin-bordered blank gauge panel that I can put my own gauge/light layout in.

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