T25 metal dashboard

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T25 metal dashboard

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Hi there!
I have a 1981 (April) T25 (Aircooled) it has a metal dashboard, I have been looking on the Net and in VW mags but I have yet to see another T25 with a metal dashboard, mine cant be the only one out there. Are there any members with the same metal dashboard as myself or some idea or history of the T25 as to why they are so hard to find. dai2sheds.

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They're all metal

E D I T just seen yours in your 'Garage' - it's the same as all the others except it's been sprayed white (looks quite cool actually)
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Axel nut?
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I thought they were all metal, mine certainly is anyway
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kevtherev wrote:Axel nut?
oh be fair Kev, only their second post.............

have a look at it - looks pretty good
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They all have metal dash boards, some caravelles and Westy conversions have a padded top that comes in various colours but it is still the same metal dash board underneath.
I suspect that Volkswagen made it from metal to increase the rigidity of the front end in the event of a crash because the T3 shape means there is no traditional engine bay infront to act as a crumple zone.

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Nice van .. painted dashboards might get more popular now, as it looks so nice.
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That looks neat and liking the whole van too.

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kevtherev wrote:Nice van .. painted dashboards might get more popular now, as it looks so nice.
it's got me thinking
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I like your headlamp eyebrows Dai - where'd you get em
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can get them off fleabay for £14.50 inc p&p, bargain!!

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Nice van looks clean and tidy
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LOVING the dash!

I bare metalled and clear coated my old bay dash and it looked wicked (in my opinion anyway )

are theses dashes easy enough to take out or a complete pain?

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A bit of a pain to be honest but you could do all kinds of maintenance (eg heater blower) while you had it out and have a good inspection of windscreen seal etc.
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1664 wrote:A bit of a pain to be honest but you could do all kinds of maintenance (eg heater blower) while you had it out and have a good inspection of windscreen seal etc.

There is a LOT of black at the front of the van, so I agree it doesn't look daft, because of the break up effect.

it could though if one got ...er... enthusiastic
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