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FloJoe
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posted 01-05-2002 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do I remove my dash pad???

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steve'66
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posted 01-05-2002 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe,

That's easy, just grab it and pull! Scrape off the foam that's left behind on the dash later. Oh, you'll want to take the metal strips off at the base of the windshield b4 you start the wrecking operation.

SteveW

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Fastymz
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posted 01-05-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just dont plan on reusing the pad again.I had to remove the 2 bolts behind the radio at dash .And yes you have to pull real hard.

SCOOP

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davids68
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From: Louisville, KY, United States M&M # 351
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posted 01-05-2002 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my 68 I did just as the other guys said. But under the metal strip expect to see some more self drilling screws that you can't likely get out without removing the winshield. I cut around them with a razor knife and will remove them some time soon now when I take the windshield out.

Just my experience,
David

Couple other things. At the bottom corners of the pad on each side there is a metal clip embedded in the pad. You get to the nuts for these on the backside of the dash. You will also have to remove the instrument cluster and the three pieces of plastic trim across the front.

HTH

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-05-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those little flat screws under the molding by w/shield are a PITA!! Remembering this, install your new pad with the w/shield out but also re-position those flat screws so that they are at an angle whereby they can be removed if necessary without w/shield removal. I have nmanaged to get them out without removing the glass but it is a b*tch!Also, if you are going to install an alarm, do what a friend did on his 67 and run your wires under the pad so that the little red blinker light is in the defroster vent. This is also the time to rewire for radio up grade.

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davids68
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posted 01-05-2002 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
This is also the time to rewire for radio up grade.

Indeed!! Anything you want to do under the dash, this is the time to do it. Graphite the spedo cable, install new dash lights, etc.. You're gonna have the whole thing apart anyway.

David

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FloJoe
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posted 01-05-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alright, thanks for all the help guys.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 01-06-2002 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fellas, is it really that hard to remove the dash? I have the How To Restore Your Interior book. Didn't sound too complicated. From those of you with the experience, have any of you died (changed) the color of the dash? or did you just buy a new one? I am chaing the interior color from the aqua blue to a black dash. The dash is in pretty good shape.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 01-06-2002 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, one other thing... it was just posted to re wire the for a new radio. If I am changing my radio from stock to 80 watt out of NPD,
1. do I need to rewire?
2. what do I need to do if the answer to # 1 is yes?

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