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Dashboard replacement-looking for references

PostPost by: schwartzd13 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:44 pm

Hello all,
I have been talking with a company called Madera Concepts in Goleta,
California about making a new dashboard...has anyone done business with
them and care to share their experience?
They are quite a bit less than Prestige Autowood, and also want a lot
less time to turn it around. He will be using my old one as a template,
as opposed to Prestige using their own templates.

Thanks in advance,
David
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PostPost by: pamitchell » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:12 pm

You could check with Jeff @ JAE in Goleta if he has done business w.
Madera.
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PostPost by: elangtv2000 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:58 pm

I don't know who Rich Kamp of Kampena Motors uses for dashboards, but
they are truly beautiful, with appropriate lettering beneath a thick
layer of poly varnish. Anyone know who makes Rich's dashboards?
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PostPost by: wobblyweb at aol.com » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:33 pm

I just received my 70 Elan S-4 dash from Randy Keller at Prestige Autowood
and it is trully an amazing piece of craftsmanship. I would recommend him to
anyone, he's located in San Jose California. Give him a call at 408 288 9737
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PostPost by: "John Palmer" » Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:19 am

David-

I've dealt with Madera Concepts for replacement wood for my Jensen. They
were knoweledgable and helpful and the quality and craftsmanship were top
notch. I can recommend them highly from that experience. (Note - I still
haven't ordered an Elan dash from them, but I've been wanting to ever since
I completed the Jensen... If you do order from them, how about reporting
back on your results...)

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-John

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PostPost by: poiuyt » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:28 am

I second this motion! You can see mine in the Photo section
under "Steve's 1969 Elan"

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PostPost by: schwartzd13 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:49 am

Thanks, John. I will.
And thanks to the others who responded with Prestige Autowood. I did
call both places. Prestige will do one for about $700 in 8 or 9 weeks.
Madera is about $400 and much faster.
I'll let you all know how it turns out.
My existing dash does not have the wording under each switch, and I plan
to have the new one be that way as well. i know it's not original, but I
prefer it. (Go ahead, feel free to rant back at me on this...i'm curious
if there is a consensus!)

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PostPost by: wobblyweb at aol.com » Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:11 am

Hey David

Personally, I like the lettering and had my dash constructed in that fashion,
however, I had plugs made to blank out the ash tray along with the radio,
they are removable should I decided to use them in the future. I feel that it's
your vehicle and you should assemble it in a way that makes you happy when
driving it, besides, Chapman never constructed 2 vehicles exactly alike !!!
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PostPost by: poiuyt » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:12 pm

It's your car - do it any way you want. The African Rosewood on mine
is not stock, nor is the lack of an ash tray.

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