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Looking for a good whaletail (no major damage) to put on my 1993 CE and have a mint CE Walnut Dash as trade bait. I think that's more than an even trade considering they go anywhere from $300-$500 on eBay. PM me for more details and pics. Location is around Albany, Ny. Thanks!



 

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Based on the current market, at least as I've found it, your trade offer is pretty straight up. I wouldn't expect to find a good whale tail for much under $400...that's if we're talking about an OEM. I think the challenge is going to be finding someone that wants the walnut dash panel and has a whale tail they don't want.

Best of luck!
 

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Based on the current market, at least as I've found it, your trade offer is pretty straight up. I wouldn't expect to find a good whale tail for much under $400...that's if we're talking about an OEM. I think the challenge is going to be finding someone that wants the walnut dash panel and has a whale tail they don't want.

Best of luck!
This is my thinking too. Like you said, the two pieces are pretty similar when it comes to monetary value. In terms of cool factor though, it's a toss up. The CE dash is incredibly classy. IMO, it transforms the interior of a good, classic 900 by taking it to another level. On the other hand, a whale tail does much of the same to the exterior of a car. I guess it's just a matter of opinion and choice. I'm just thinking that maybe someone has an extra one laying around that they'd like to unload. It seems like the people that do have them always seem to have more than one.

Also, if I don't get a trade, I may just put it on eBay and turnaround and try and buy a good one that way. At the same time though, I'd have no problem keeping it as it really is a beautiful piece.
 

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Also, I'm completely fine with doing paint work and minor repairs (filling, sanding, repairing cracks, etc). I just don't want a piece that is in terrible disrepair.
 

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I have the one off my spg right now, that has a small chunk taken out of the top left corner. not sure if I have the skill or $$ to get it fixed right now and I might be willing to trade, I will have to mull it over for a few days...

I do know someone who has a newly finished one that just needs paint that would be looking for some cash though.
 

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I have the one off my spg right now, that has a small chunk taken out of the top left corner. not sure if I have the skill or $$ to get it fixed right now and I might be willing to trade, I will have to mull it over for a few days...
I may be interested if the rubber is good but it depends though. Damaged whale tails range in price from $150 to $250. Depending on condition, I might just sell the dash on eBay and take the funds and just buy one needing work. Thanks.
 

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I may be interested if the rubber is good but it depends though. Damaged whale tails range in price from $150 to $250. Depending on condition, I might just sell the dash on eBay and take the funds and just buy one needing work. Thanks.
I have one and the rubber is sweet as is the fiberglass but the metal strip is shot. It would need to be fixed back on.
 

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I have one and the rubber is sweet as is the fiberglass but the metal strip is shot. It would need to be fixed back on.
Easy fix. The metal strip can be cut out and a new aluminum one can be remounted using urethane windshield setting compound. You have to be good at buttering the compound over the metal for a nice finished look, but most of the repair would be hidden once the rubber is mounted anyway. I fixed the fractured rubber sections on my son's whale tale this way and it's holding up fine a couple years later.
 

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Easy fix. The metal strip can be cut out and a new aluminum one can be remounted using urethane windshield setting compound. You have to be good at buttering the compound over the metal for a nice finished look, but most of the repair would be hidden once the rubber is mounted anyway. I fixed the fractured rubber sections on my son's whale tale this way and it's holding up fine a couple years later.
Yeah sounds pretty straight forward to fix it. do you have any pictures of the repair process. i have another that is pretty mint as well. that one is painted red fiberglass and its all together. i think im going to put that on my 1990 red tally spg. i think i will keep and repair the one w/the bad metal strip.
 

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Unfortunately, no pics of the process. I wish that I had done that. I also did a lot of other repairs on the piece before it went on the car. I've been asked many times for pics of what I did. If I ever have to take it off the car for some reason, I'll be sure to take pics then.
 

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Unfortunately, no pics of the process. I wish that I had done that. I also did a lot of other repairs on the piece before it went on the car. I've been asked many times for pics of what I did. If I ever have to take it off the car for some reason, I'll be sure to take pics then.
yeah thats to bad no pics of the process. would be helpful.
 
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