Wow! NOS dash wood

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    teahead aka "Rob" Site Donor

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    yes ... but matching the wood and finish of the gauge cluster and door wood will be fun. but that's a pretty rare find.
     
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    I love the description: Maybe the last new one on earth, who knows?

    That simple sentence stirs up such an urgency and optimism - what a wonderful auction!
     
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    Re: Finish...I know of one owned by an infrequent board member still in the wood crate, and his looks like the finish that you find that hasn't seen the light of day (like under the metal trim, under the speaker, etc..), a more bland, darker, almost mahogany color (yes I know its walnut). From the color of this one (a nice warm patinated look), it must have spent some time on a sunny shelf. Very obviously NOS, but I'm surprised at the color. Wish I could see it in person. Great reference on the cheesy foam location, tho, made some copies of those images...
     
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    Maybe that cheesy foam is what retains water after a leak and starts the delamination process so commonly seen in the corners.
     
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    Seeing the wood assembly from the back, it very much reminds me of other old wood/furniture pieces. For example, I have a collection of old tube radios from Germany. When you open the boxes, they look exactly like this dash.
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    Damn that is nice!
     
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    Way too expensive for a set especially since it is not complete. I've gotten 2 sets from Bella in Hungary for around $1,000 USD and they are the genuine French Walnut (what is original on our Coupes) that is a different hue than our US variety. My first set had a defective speaker piece and he promptly fixed the problem after I sent it to him. He got close on the second speaker piece finish but not a perfect match. I think that shows how tough it is to match woods and finishes from different sets. If anyone is interested in a complete set, it is my opinion, that you can't go wrong with Bella, the quality of his work and how he stands behind it. The only caveat I had with the transaction was that he only accepted Western Union payment at the time and that was a PITA.

    Regards, Jon
     
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    Jon, do you know if Bella also makes the 4 timber door veneers?
     
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    GRKOALA,

    The $1k I paid to Bella included all of the dash pieces (less the piece for non A/C Coupes), instrument binnacle, cleats as well as the 2 door pieces and the ones under the quarter windows. It has been a couple of years since I bought my last set and his prices may have changed. I did not supply a core set but I have heard that he has, with some orders, required that. Other than the Western Union issue I would give him a 10 out of 10 for quality and service.

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    heck ill redo em for 700 any style
    i redid mine twice for the fun
    guarenteed
     
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    How about posting some nice hi res pics of them then Alan?
     
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    you know i will my car is still at the tuner
    but there may be some partials in my 4310316 begins
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    add just tung oil so i can refresh anytime to new
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    Wow, looks good Alan, you did a great job.
     
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    That really looks great !
     
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    Hey Alan,
    Is that a 1-piece floor carpet in there?
    Thats what is in my 74, but I was not sure if it was correct.
    The previous owner gave me a new brown snap in kit and I was not sure which one was right.
     
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    74 i piece awesume yea what a bummer
    thank you the wood really is quite easy to do when i get my car back ill post the right rear with my initials inlaid
    yae a little glue and exacto
     

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