You must have a 68 with the woodgrain dash center. I cannot find one either. I will be second in line for one. I painted mine black , it looks ok but woodgrain is needed. They reproduce everything else but not this item.
I picked up my woodgrain ashtray from a bunch of drunk guys at an Englishtown swapmeet for 5 bucks. That was my main goal of the day so i was fairly pleased. So check out the swap meets when they start up again, they're bound to be there somewhere.
I got by with a woodgrain insert sticker for a center console.. it kinda looked like crap, and it was prone to lifting. but i finally found one for I think 30.00 used, I have seen them go for over 70.00 on ebay!!
The contact paper really doesn't match the original woodgrain in texture and finish. The contact paper is extremely smooth and somewhat glossy compared to the original that has a "texture" and no/very little gloss. The pattern and color are good though in my opinion.
I think that to get it to adhere well and look good, you'd have to sand the pebble grain smooth. Getting it to conform around the curves of the ashtray might be difficult to do without getting wrinkles/creases and keeping the "grain" straight. Also, you should probably cover the entire dash insert so that it matches-and possibly the floor console if you have one. I've seen it done and it doesn't look too bad, but not "stock"-it just depends on what you want.
PS, I might be wrong, but I think early 68's with the woodgrain still had a pebble grain ashtray-it wasn't available till later in the production run. So using it could still look "correct"
'68 Camaro base coupe
'92 Caprice wagon
Mine is a November 67 build and has an ashtray without grain, it is the same style as the woodgrained ones(no pebble grain and lip around the outside of the cover). Do only 67 ash trays have pebble grain? If so, what would early 68's have for the ashtray style then? Is it the same just painted black?
thx a lot and:
Wow, I have often wondered what the changeout date was. My Dec (E) build LA 68 SSRS has a black tray in it. I always thought it was correct just thought it might have been due to the Egg-nog consumed on the Line!
God I miss the Good old days.
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