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    Hi I livein Canada. I stumbled accross a 72 or 73 240z POS the other day. It is completely bondo, and all the windows are smashed. Floor boards rusted beyond recognition. It has a few decent interior panels (black) and apparently the engine is good. The one saving feature of this car is an uncracked dash. The guy wants $350 Canadian for it or about $300 US. Is it worth it? I understand its a big hassle to get the dash out or in. But I hate to see it go to the crusher with a good dash. The dash in my own car was uncracked when I bought it two years ago but has cracked in that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1972zed
    Hi I livein Canada. I stumbled accross a 72 or 73 240z POS the other day. It is completely bondo, and all the windows are smashed. Floor boards rusted beyond recognition. It has a few decent interior panels (black) and apparently the engine is good. The one saving feature of this car is an uncracked dash. The guy wants $350 Canadian for it or about $300 US. Is it worth it? I understand its a big hassle to get the dash out or in. But I hate to see it go to the crusher with a good dash. The dash in my own car was uncracked when I bought it two years ago but has cracked in that time.
    An uncracked NOS dash will go for upwards of $1500 US on eBay. I'd make absolutely certain that it's truly an uncracked dash and not a well-installed dash cap. It's not that hard to get the dash in and out. I removed mine in just a couple of hours working by myself. Of course, it will take a bit more time than that if you actually bother to carefully label all of the wiring harness connectors and mounting hardware.

    If you do want to transfer the dash to your own car you might find that you need to move all of your wires and gauges to keep things compatible. I wouldn't, however, attempt to remove the dash pad from the frame and transfer just that. There's too much chance of cracking it doing that. The fact is that if it's not cracked now it may be really fragile and close to cracking.
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    [QUOTE=1972zed] The guy wants $350 Canadian for it or about $300 US. Is it worth it? QUOTE]


    Is that for the whole car or just the dash? The dash itself would be worth AT LEAST that. You sould sell some other good parts andcomeout ahead on the deal.

    If you do get the car, I would treat it a couple of times with good old pertoleum jelly. That may soften it up a little and avoid cracking it.

    Marty

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    ya whole car. I'm thinking about buying it for just the interior panels and selling the dash. How can you tell if it has a dashpad, a 1/2 dashpad would be easy to figure out, but what about the full dash cover they used to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1972zed
    ya whole car. I'm thinking about buying it for just the interior panels and selling the dash. How can you tell if it has a dashpad, a 1/2 dashpad would be easy to figure out, but what about the full dash cover they used to sell.
    If you look close enough you'll see the edges. The easiest place is probably on the end of the dash with the door open. You might also consider taking pictures and posting them here in order to get opinions on not only the dash but any other parts that may be worth something.
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