North American Turbocoupe Organization

Dash Crack
LorainO88 Offline
Here we go. The dash gremlin finally conquered my dash. It started small at the defrost vent and literally within a week it was all the way diagonally across the dash to the far right of the speedo cluster. I hear this was even very common 25 years ago. Since a new dash is not optional and if I could find one, it would most likely be well over $500. I saw a seller on eBay that was asking that about a year ago. I'm sure he got it. Any recommendations? I looked on Rock Auto and Stock Interiors. They have options. Anyone out there have anymore? I'm looking for something to install over the original dash. I have a pad & I am just not very impressed with it. Thanks again for all the great advice. You folks are so knowledgeable.

squeeky Offline
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....

Jeff K Offline
^^^^ +1000

Get the dash cap. Pretty easy to install, and if installed correctly, no one will ever notice it unless you tell them. I have had one in my TC for 17 years, and it still looks perfect.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized

anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
I don’t have a dash cap, but ordered a DashMat before I picked up my car at the dealership years ago and installed it right away. (I don’t believe they had dash caps 20+ years ago...?) Anyway here in the desert it’s a must-have. Despite that, when I installed a new heater core a while ago i had to temporarily remove it, and saw that I had many cracks in the dashboard. Oh well. Can’t see them with it installed though...obviously.

Perhaps I’ll take a look at a dash cap. I’ve been happy with what I have, though, for years.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....

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