PAD, Dash / Instrument Panel, Urethane, *NPD Exclusive*, BEST GRADE, made with new tooling and features correct grain, sheen and construction, plus the weight and sturdiness of the original pad, reproduction
Since these pads are so difficult and sensitive to produce, there are quality variations within the production runs. Some pads arrive from the manufacture with tiny bubbles around the perimeter of the instrument cluster, and some arrive with the character line/ridge around the perimeter of the instrument cluster not as crisp in certain areas. there may also be different grain intensity. smaller bubbles/imperfections may be seen around the headlight switch area, instrument cluster, ashtray and vent aera's. We hand-inspect every pad, and sort into three categories/grades, BEST-GRADE, MID-GRADE, and LOWER-GRADE. See part number C-14655-222AB for MID-GRADE, and part number C-14655-222AC for LOWER-GRADE, priced accordingly.
The Mid-Grade pads will have minor imperfections, while the Lower-Grade dash pads will have more pronounced imperfections than the Mid-Grade pads.
A long overdue part is finally available for 1970-81 Firebird or Trans Am owners: this brand new NPD exclusive dash pad. Starting with original GM dash pads, new tooling was created to mold original-style urethane with correct grain, sheen and construction, plus the weight and sturdiness of the original dash pad. Over FOUR YEARS was invested into the development of these dash pads, in the effort to achieve proper fit and original appearance. This pad surpasses any other modern reproduction on the market, and certainly surpasses your cracked/used/warped original.
Can be dyed to match other interior colors (we recommend our NPD line of flexible SEM restoration paints and preps).
This pad is a correct reproduction for 1977 second design and 1978-1981 models, but will fit 1970-1976 and 1977 first design models as well. 1970-1976 and 1977 first design models originally used a 2 inch height measurement on the radio opening (this pad uses a 2 1/2 inch radio height correct for 1977 second design and 1978-1981 models).
Pontiac Firebird / Trans Am Years:
1977 (77), 1978 (78), 1979 (79), 1980 (80), 1981 (81)
Submitted on February 08, 2023 by Paulo S.
YES I would recommend this product.