Center Dash Trim Alternative
So the center dash trim piece is coming apart and I'd like to replace it. Turns out the part (Rovers North has it as part #: RNF485) is NLA and they recommend replacing with part #: RNI325- which would require some trimming around the fuse panel. The recommended replacement costs...gulp...$466.72! As far as I can tell it's a piece of rubber backed by some acoustic foam. I can't imagine it costs that much for them to make the part, so there's got to be some mark up due to the lack of availability. It's not a complex part so I was wondering if there's a classy looking alternative (other than leaving it uncovered)? Perhaps someone has come up with a clever shady tree mechanic solution? I've seen the Exmoor seat cover/tunnel cover/floor mat/center cover set which is also an arm and a leg. I'm happy with the factory seat box cover, tunnel cover and floor mats so I'd rather not go that route. Any ideas?
ps: My mechanic has checked with George and he laughed at him when he asked for the part...so I don't think any of the other vendors have any original parts available either. I checked old threads and found a couple (from '08 and '09) and it appears this part was "unobtainium" even back then!
1960 Series II 88" SW
1994 D90 ST Arles Blue (sold)
1963 SIIa SWB (sold)
1971 SIIa SWB (sold)
2000 Disco SII (sold)
1995 RR Classic SWB TWR edition (sold)