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.
11 Crown Vic Interceptor
14 Toyota Camry (wifes car)
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, 3 T5OD full rebuilds, 6 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....

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