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I recently bought back my 1985 325e from a friend in LA and the dash is pretty badly cracked. I'm planning to spend several years restoring this car, so eventually a new dash is in order, but until then I was thinking about getting one of those covers that are supposed to look like the original dash.

Does anyone have any experience with these? Specifically, do they cover the entire dash surface (all the way down the center console) or do they cut off just south of the AC vents? Are there noticeable gaps at any of the edges or AC vent cutouts?

Any advice or assistance is greatly appreciated.

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yea they stop just below the vents, ive only seen one that actually looked good and it was on a 528, but the many others i have seen looked like crap. I would like to find a cloth one that just covers the top, but i dont want that stupid little flap that comes down over the vents, just one that will cover the crack on the top
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you could try BMP design out of Texas, or Bavarian Autosport in NH. BavAuto is supposed to have a good one, and i know that BMP only want's like $100 for theirs. They look all right, but a new dash is even better. Works until then, however

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you could try BMP design out of Texas, or Bavarian Autosport in NH. BavAuto is supposed to have a good one, and i know that BMP only want's like $100 for theirs. They look all right, but a new dash is even better. Works until then, however
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could you clerify what BMP is? I'm in need of this too

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BMP design out of Tyler, Texas

Has a huge catalog of parts for bmw's

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that's what I was looking for, thanks
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anyone have a picture of this? I'm wondering how well it slides on there / if it's a tight fit.. for $89 you almost can't go wrong
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I have one on my '86!
I'll go out and take a picture of it right now!

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I have one on my '86!
I'll go out and take a picture of it right now!
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awesome, thanks
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It's not a real good picture but it looks real good!
Definitely worth $100.
You can't even tell that it's on there!
I just painted the car so some of the interior trim is missing, in case your wondering!
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I have seen these, which are just a carpet? type cover.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=33695

I'm thinking they might be too cheesy.

This one looks pretty sharp, but I don't know how well it will fit.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...TRK%3AMEDW%3AIT

Anyoen who has experience with either of these, please speak up, and better yet, post pics of the installation.

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It's not a real good picture but it looks real good!
Definitely worth $100.
You can't even tell that it's on there!
I just painted the car so some of the interior trim is missing, in case your wondering!
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yeah from what I can see it looks like it matches up perfectly, so how does it lock in place? used
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Damn! I just noticed how yellow my center console looks
I guess I know what my next project is.

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You would never know it's there!
They supply you with the correct adhesive.

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Damn! I just noticed how yellow my center console looks
I guess I know what my next project is.
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It does set it off a little bit, is that new carpet or is yours just really clean?
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