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Post by Ddcimino on Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:52 pm

Happy New Year guys! My son made me a new dash for Christmas, dose anybody have the instruction manual for the dash install? I need to know how to remove the old one. I really don't want to take off any more than I have to. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by Hotrod on Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:39 pm

Not sure if this image will be viewable with enough detail to help but here it is.

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The dash is supposed to be held in with bolts and washers through the lip of the cowl.  The dash pad/trim covers these bolts.  This will have to be removed for access.  On my car, the dash was held on by wood screws into the dash.  Hope this helps.
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Post by Ddcimino on Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:47 pm

thanks Hotrod
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Post by Lurp3 on Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:27 am

I am new to this. Been looking for one of these for years and finally got one. The dash is 30 years old and has some fading ado I would like to either restore or replace. Also my speedometer is not accurate so I ordered a nice GPS version that matches the other gauges well. Now I need to try to figure out how to either remove the speedometer on its own or do the full dash removal now. I was going to preferably do the dash over winter and enjoy driving it for now but would like an accurate speed. Mine bounces all over. Any guidance will be appreciated.

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Post by Hotrod on Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:48 am

If you want to wait until winter, how about downloading a speedometer app onto your phone (providing of course that you have a smart phone).  Not a perfect solution, but it would get you by until you have more free time.

The bouncing speedo could be caused by a dry cable.  It's a pretty common problem with old cars.  They used to make an adapter for a grease gun that hooked up to the cable and allowed you to pump grease all the way to the trans.  I doubt they're wildly available now that everything is electronic and it has to fit you're particular cable end.  Of course, accessing the rear of the speedo to remove the cable is the hard part.  You could  pump it up from the trans end, but you have to be careful not to overdo it and fill the speedo up with grease.

Or, you could Roadkill it and tie wrap or duct tape the new GPS speedo somewhere where it can be seen until you can get it mounted permanently. Shocked Rolling Eyes Very Happy Just kidding, but it would work!
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Post by Lurp3 on Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:30 pm

Does anyone know how to remove the dash top cover. I tried but it seems to be held in place somehow. I removed the rear view mirror but don’t want to force it up unless that’s how it comes off. If I remove this I may be able to see the wood dash mounting devices.
Thanks for the GPS phone suggestion. I am using that as well. Also does anyone know where I can get the chrome caps that go over the front window stands on either side. I am sure I’ve seen them in photos. Mine are painted to match the car but chrome would look nicer

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Post by Hotrod on Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:56 pm

Mine was glued on with silicone, but then again my whole car was pretty much glued together with silicone.  Hard to say how yours is attached.  I plan to reattach mine with industrial Velcro.
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Post by Lurp3 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:23 am

Thanks. I’ll give it a bit more pressure and see if it lifts. Did you ever fully remove your main wood dash board. I want to replace my speedometer and clean up some water spots.

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Post by Hotrod on Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:38 pm

Yes. It's laying in my shop right now. It was held in with a few wood screws driven through the fiberglass dash lip of the body. These were covered by the dash pad.
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Post by Lurp3 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 pm

Awesome. I’ll try to get to it this weekend

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Post by Lurp3 on Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:57 pm

Thanks. I had to grind off the old flat screen heads as they were rusted on. I will replace with stainless when I reassemble. Does anyone know where to find the Allan key chrome dash metal retainer clips that hold on the heating control. Mine probably could be cleaned and polished but if I can get new bright chrome one that will help.

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