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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 09-05-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Fellas,

I plan on removing my '66 dashpad and install a '65 dashpad so I can install my center shelby dual gauge panel.

Can someone provide anything to look out for when removing/reinstalling the dash?

I've had this idea planned out since I bought the car but recently been thinking about installing my tach inside my lower center console for that "stealth" look so it can only be seen when needed. What do you all think?

Erik

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-05-2002 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Erik, I'll be watching this thread, as I need to r&r my dash pad too.

Putting your tach in the console is definately stealthy, but you'd need to take your eyes a long way off the road to see it... with the throttle pinned

Just an obseration, I don't mean to shoot down your idea. I put a 3" tach on my steering column, just left of the speedo

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66bluefb
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posted 09-05-2002 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eric,I guess you know that the 65 dash pad is different on the ends than the 66 pad.The ends on the 65 don`t go down as far on the corners as the 66. Tony

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-05-2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll have a hole to fill at each enc. You'll have to get a set of stainless dash mouldings that hold the dashpad up. Above glove door and inst cluster. Get the clips with those strips, also.

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mustangboy
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posted 09-05-2002 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want a stealth look you can hide a shift light somewhere up by your line of vision and have your tach down on the console or not have any tach at all.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-06-2002 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
You'll have a hole to fill at each enc. You'll have to get a set of stainless dash mouldings that hold the dashpad up. Above glove door and inst cluster. Get the clips with those strips, also.

Pete mine stainless dash molding,that gose there have screws not clips.

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-06-2002 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right, a screw at each end and clips in the center part-should be about 3 per side.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-06-2002 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Right, a screw at each end and clips in the center part-should be about 3 per side.

Pete I'm sure your right,I went out an looked at mine it has 2 screws on the inside half and one screw on the outter side.I didn't see any clips.My dash has been cut and changed so who knows what else some one changed on it.

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Harrys'65
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posted 09-06-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik,
If you need to buy the SS molding that holds the pad up over the glove/instruments on a '65, you will need some good luck and $$. Those moldings are not being repopped and IF you can find them in decent shape run about $80-100 a set. I looked for about a year to find a set and paid $85 plus shipping. Hopefully you have them. I did my '65 pad in about 45 minutes, it was a pretty straight forward job.

Good luck,
Harry

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Hell_Fish
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posted 09-07-2002 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the center shelby dual gauge panel the one that goes on the steering colum?

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rockafellz
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posted 09-07-2002 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hell_Fish,

No, the dual gauge that goes on the steering column is the Rally Pac (Tachometer and Clock). The one i'm referring to mounts on the center section of the actual dash pad.

Erik

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rockafellz
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posted 09-08-2002 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
UPDATE:

Alright, did the dash swap this morning and "Mr. Murphy" decided to hang over my shoulder .

I anticipated each bolt that was on the left and right side. I also looked out for the two center bolts that are also head down by nuts. The left and right nuts were accessible by reaching under the dash. The center bolts were accessible by removing the top vent cover/plate/speaker. Removed all the standard phillips screws and thought everything was "cake" from here on out!! Nope!! The nutcase that installed the dash before decided to glue it to the metal portion of the dash I tried to save teh dash by slowly peeling it off, but the vinyl started to lose it's shape then cracked . Ripped it all off from there!!

Installed the shelby gauge pod and the tach. Mounted the new '65 dash on and I have to WARN you guys. REPO dashes don't fit to well. After about another hour or so everything bolted up and we started the car. This autometer phantom tach is sweet!! Lit up nicely too

Hope the post wasn't too long. Just wanted to be informative.

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 09-09-2002 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik,when I removed my pad I found a big mess.Lots of glue took almost two days to remove it all.And the guy had cut out the metal plate the holds the pad on the dash.So I just filled the holes with bondo and left the pad off.Sounds like your came out real nice.Once you got it all lined up.For me theres no such thing as an easy job.

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Big D
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posted 09-09-2002 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik,,,

Good Job... Will the Shelby Cluster only fit on the 65 Dash and not the 66...

I think I know the answer...

Don

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rockafellz
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posted 09-09-2002 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Don,

Yeah, only the '65 dash. On the '66 dash there are moldings that come down the sides of the radio and there wouldn't be enough room behind the gauge pod to fit a tach.

I got really lucky because I originally bought the gauge pod on ebay and when the auction ended the seller asked me if I wanted an unused dash to go with it. I asked him how much and he said don't worry about it. I didn't think anything of it and was just gonna use it as spare.

I like this Autometer phantom tachometer a lot. The RPMs drop a lot faster when shifting gears than OEM tachs. Makes me feel like i'm racing even though i'm snail driving .

Erik

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