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Custom Dashboard Kit for first gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Vision10, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Vision10

    Vision10 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I stumbled upon this picture that got me excited, a wood dash kit for a first gen Tacoma. I have seen several of these kinds of kits for the second gen but this was the first I've seen of one for a first gen and it looks really good. I did some more research on kits like this but they're nearly non-existent for first gen Tacomas. I found a seller on Amazon called "American Dash" (https://www.amazon.com/TOYOTA-TACOMA-2001-2002-INTERIOR/dp/B005GWTD0A) selling the one in the picture but other than that I couldn't really find anything. Is it worth buying this kit or am I going to get ripped off $200? (There are no reviews and very few pictures) There's also two kits by B&I and Remin but these only have a picture of some Cadillac on them even though they claim to fit 01-04 tacomas so I'm very skeptical of these. (https://www.carid.com/2001-toyota-tacoma-dash-kits/)
    The American Dash kit says it comes in 2D sheets so how hard would something like that be to mold? or how much would it cost for someone to mold it for me? Should I even waste my time looking for a new dash?

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  2. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    Whats the search keywords you used to find this? "Make my tacoma look like a 70's cadillac" ?
     
  3. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    Vision10

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    It's not for everyone but it's definitely better than the plain black plastic imo
     
  4. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    Buy it, Mock it up and see how you like it. Install it or return it. Sign up for AARP. Boom
     
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  5. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:48 PM
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    $119.00 on eBay and they also have carbon fiber, gloss black, black burl woof, aluminum etc
     
  6. Mar 26, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    Bought mine 20 years ago, still looks great

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  7. Mar 27, 2018 at 4:24 AM
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    My 99 had that installed when I bought it in 09. It was all cracked and starting to peel off. I think the first thing I did when I got the truck was rip it off. If it had covered all the black plastic then it may have looked nice, but since it’s just a 2D sheet then you see all of the edges. I honestly don’t know why someone would want that on their truck.

    If you want something nicer look into hydrodipping your interior plastic pieces.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    Floridagulfcoasttaco

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    My truck had it when I bought it. Still holding up pretty decent for being 19 years old. I personally don’t mind it I kinda want to take it off but I’m afraid it will tear everything up underneath it when I try and remove it
     
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  9. Mar 27, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    Do you know what kind of wood texture is used on yours?
     
  10. Mar 27, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    It’s not real wood it’s like wood print covered in some kinda thick plastic or resin of some kind. I’ve talked to someone about this before on this forum who had the same thing. I think it was maybe a dealer option :notsure: If you look through my past post you maybe able To find the convo
     
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    Oh come on, that's not fair. There are some 90's Lexus that look like that, too...

    But why stop at the interior?
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    (BTW, is that Richard Nixon loading the luggage?!)
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    I'd rather have the station wagon. Put a blower on it, make a fun sleeper. I think if op does the wood stickers he should also add some dingo balls. You need to go so tacky you end up cool. You can't half ass it.
     
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    Let us know how these are holding up after some time in the sun!
     
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    I guess....
     
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  18. Mar 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM
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    Hello Guys I have these available in multiple finishes, custom fit for our vehicles!

    B&I Dash Kits, and Sherwood Innovations Dash Kits!
     
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    What type finish’s
     
  20. Mar 27, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    @1997tacomav6

    Tons! Carbon Fiber, Camo, Your typical wood finishes (lol), etc.

    PM me and I'll give you more info
     

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