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Old 10-07-2018, 11:51 AM
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Iím looking at a95 vette for sale nice body decent but the interior has all the wood trims everywhere not my taste did anyone ever change it any tips maybe cover it with something or have it painted?
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:26 PM
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Take a heat gun or hair drier and soften the glue and remove it. Then take some goo be gone and get rid of the rest That was a popular aftermarket thing.
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A few years ago someone made replacemen units for all the wood. He did a great job and looked so much better. The problem is that he was a home swood worker with a high degree of skill. which would be difficult to replicate/4
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My 87 had it when i got it. Took 2weekends to get it off, but was well worth it. Factory plastics look clean and simple....
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IMO it is gross. Remove it.
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If you have a 1984 thru 1989 Vette, it is mandatory to have a wood dash kit and to top it off, a wood steering wheel
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Man....I got one of those kits coming to install on my 85....did some tranny work a while ago and when I put the console back together, I bought a new "burlwood" shifter ****....it actually looks real nice.....when I saw the burlwood kit, it wasn't cheap, I bought it......thought it would look good until you guys.......
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by playsdixie View Post
Man....I got one of those kits coming to install on my 85....did some tranny work a while ago and when I put the console back together, I bought a new "burlwood" shifter ****....it actually looks real nice.....when I saw the burlwood kit, it wasn't cheap, I bought it......thought it would look good until you guys.......
Well c3's had some pretty nasty interior mods....
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:03 AM
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If you remove it be prepared to break a trim piece or two. Anything that has thin sections be careful., especially around the gauges. You might want to consider getting a new one just in case. If you need it you have no down time, if not, you've got a spare.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:33 AM
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I'd love to replace all the plastic interior in my 1989 but can't fine new only used which are same as mine dull cracked or corners broken
Anyone ever remove an spray paint the plastic? Dull black I would think
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I'd love to replace all the plastic interior in my 1989 but can't fine new only used which are same as mine dull cracked or corners broken
Anyone ever remove an spray paint the plastic? Dull black I would think
I just had a thread on spraying the interior pieces. i did it on my '90. worked fine. I went with matte finish.
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Default removed the wood from my 86

It was put on using double sided tape and that was a bear to get off but rubbing alcohol worked. I gave the kit away on the forum. I'm pretty sure that this kit drilled some holes that were not there to start with on my dash ... don't know what to do about those.
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Has anyone tried wrapping the dash pieces in early C4 in black leather ? Or the dashpad ?
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What, on a Vette!!??
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I bought an 82 instead but thanks guys
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Originally Posted by playsdixie View Post
Man....I got one of those kits coming to install on my 85....did some tranny work a while ago and when I put the console back together, I bought a new "burlwood" shifter ****....it actually looks real nice.....when I saw the burlwood kit, it wasn't cheap, I bought it......thought it would look good until you guys.......
My second 35th had this. Kind of grew on me actually, though the pieces on the Bose speakers in the doors looked out of place.

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Man....I got one of those kits coming to install on my 85....did some tranny work a while ago and when I put the console back together, I bought a new "burlwood" shifter ****....it actually looks real nice.....when I saw the burlwood kit, it wasn't cheap, I bought it......thought it would look good until you guys.......
What matters is what you like...Ö...it's your car.
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Originally Posted by playsdixie View Post
Man....I got one of those kits coming to install on my 85....did some tranny work a while ago and when I put the console back together, I bought a new "burlwood" shifter ****....it actually looks real nice.....when I saw the burlwood kit, it wasn't cheap, I bought it......thought it would look good until you guys.......
If YOU like it, that's all that counts. If the crowd doesn't like it, they don't have to look at it. Enjoy your car dude!
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