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Interior help

The owner before I got my 1988 944S had basically torn off the fabric padding under the dash where the drivers feet go (under the steering wheel) and I was wondering if you can even buy that anywhere or how to install it

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The whole dash is one piece. That part isn't available separate so you're looking at a complete dash swap. It's not necessarily difficult but it is time consuming. You can do it in one day if you get up early. A bit more tedious if you have airbags. Just mark every connector where it goes and you'll be fine.
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The owner before I got my 1988 944S had basically torn off the fabric padding under the dash where the drivers feet go (under the steering wheel) and I was wondering if you can even buy that anywhere or how to install it
Could you add a picture?
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Clark's Garage has a very nice write-up on dash removal. It's not complicated but very time consuming. Take pictures, bag and label everything. It's a good time to check /replace burnt out dash lights and lubricate the speedo cable.

I don't believe the dash is available as a Porsche part (NLA). I agree with drkshdw.
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I have a new one if you are interested. Not cheap. new, in the box.
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Here is a picture and it is more of a future type of thing because I do not have the money to fix that currently
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Well I know exactly why they removed it....It's plain annoying when the pad separates from the metal frame it begins to stick out and bump or rub on your legs....but he/she could have used a heat gun and some 3m spay to put back in place???
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Riveting.

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I dont have the old piece that went there
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I wanted to suggest two cheap easy custom fixes without having to replace your current dash.

1). You can sand off all the old glue, mask everything off and spray paint it black or the color of your interior with you favorite brand of rattle can. Then it doesn't stick out so much to eye like it does now.

2). You could mask everything off and fiberglass over that piece sand it down and put some upholstery padding underneath some leatherette finish material and you have a nice new remade trim piece also if you don't want to pad it you could just paint it after you fiberglass it.
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I wanted to suggest two cheap easy custom fixes without having to replace your current dash.

1). You can sand off all the old glue, mask everything off and spray paint it black or the color of your interior with you favorite brand of rattle can. Then it doesn't stick out so much to eye like it does now.

2). You could mask everything off and fiberglass over that piece sand it down and put some upholstery padding underneath some leatherette finish material and you have a nice new remade trim piece also if you don't want to pad it you could just paint it after you fiberglass it.
I'll definately try the second one, thank you

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