After hearing the discussion on the gentleman farmer with the splitting dashboard, and the artistic suggestions for repairing it, I thought you might like to see a picture of my artcar. Minnesota has a very large artcar community. If I can figure out a way to upload a photo on this site, I’ll let you see what mine looks like.
One can buy replacement dashboard covers cheap. ~$40-$100
google dashboard covers
Those are just cloth coveres. Yeah they look better than a cracked dash, but they don’t look that great. If you want it to look good check out http://www.coverlaymfg.com/ . I’ve used a couple of them with good results.
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Here in the sunny south, you can find dashboard covers to fit most models in the local flea market. Some have a carpet like appearance. The purpose is to absorb some of the heat so that it doesn’t crack the dash in the first place.