how do I remove my 68 dash pad? - Team Camaro Tech
Team Camaro Tech join team camaro
 
Camaro Parts at SS396.com     
GROUND UP & SS396.com         
Official Sponsor of Team Camaro
   

Auto Insurance



Registered users (free) do not see these large ads

Interiors Upholstery & soft trim

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old Dec 28th, 04, 04:37 PM
68RSdroptop 68RSdroptop is offline

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Dallas
Posts: 19
Post

I need to replace the dash pan under the pad and the dash pad for that matter, how do I remove the dash pad? I removed the screws in the front, now whats holding it on?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old Dec 28th, 04, 04:49 PM
phoenixdawg phoenixdawg is offline
Senior Tech

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 379
Post

I can't remember all the process, but if you go to SuperChevy's website I believe they have a complete tech article on removal of the dash pad for a 68 Camaro
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Dec 28th, 04, 05:02 PM
Eric Kammerer Eric Kammerer is offline
Senior Tech

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Southeast PA
Posts: 8,351
Post

The below is quoted from TC member Kyvox in a thread in November...

"There are 4 nuts securing the pad that are accessable from under the dash. Pull the glove box, drop the steering column, pull the guage cluster to get at them. Also two pins at the bottom of each arm that are pressed into spring clips in the dash. These can be a PITA to get out without messing up the pad."

I will add that the nuts under the dash are the thin sheetmetal type, and are also a PITA to get to. You'll be on your head, balled up under the dash, getting your hands all torn up.

If the pad is in good shape, be careful with it (the repro pads are none too good). The arms running down the sides of the dash will break off at the top where they join to the main pad if you are not careful.
__________________
Eric
69 'vert project big block/TKO 600 RR
68 'vert driver RS clone -- gone!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Dec 29th, 04, 03:30 AM
boodlefoof boodlefoof is offline
Senior Tech

John
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,823
Post

ditto Eric's post.

On the press-in fittings at the bottom of each of the pad's "legs" I found it helpful to go from behind the dash and knock them out with a small hammer from behind. I started by just yanking on the pad... and it became clear that if I continued to do so it would get busted.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Dec 29th, 04, 04:15 AM
click's Avatar
click click is offline
Moderator .. Jim

Jim
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 16,611
Post

Ditto
Those threaded tiny bolts are VERY long too. Not sure why as it serves no purpose that I can see. Reaching up under there and unscrewing those tiny nuts will leave you a stockholder in BandAid corp.
__________________
Click..is Jim..former owner of a 69RS-LM1 350/255 - 700r
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished,
That will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour

Photos for viewing

Learn How To Post Pics here
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Dec 29th, 04, 05:01 AM
dukemd66 dukemd66 is offline
Gold Lifetime Member

Rick
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Yreka, CA
Posts: 342
Post

if you want me to post some pics of the underside of the dash email me.

you will be able to see the fasteners

Rick
__________________
Rick
68 project...reassembly starting: (383, AFR 195, Air Gap, Comp Cam XR276HR, 1.6 CC Gold rollers, Holley 750, 4/09) (TKO 600 conversion from T350 4/09) (floor pan restored 6/09). (12 bolt 3.73, Wilwood disc, Hotchkis TVS 7/09), Dougs 368 with Big Dog mufflers (9/09), 383 fired up 9/30/09, Candy Apple Red 2012 with white RallyBee stripe
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Dec 29th, 04, 05:11 AM
click's Avatar
click click is offline
Moderator .. Jim

Jim
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 16,611
Post

Good idea Rick, lets show some of those knuckle breakers. Maybe you have different angle pics too.


__________________
Click..is Jim..former owner of a 69RS-LM1 350/255 - 700r
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished,
That will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour

Photos for viewing

Learn How To Post Pics here
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old Dec 29th, 04, 10:11 AM
dukemd66 dukemd66 is offline
Gold Lifetime Member

Rick
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Yreka, CA
Posts: 342
Post

some pics of a 68 dash and pad. Will give you an idea of where to look/feel for them. I had my dash components removed so it was very easy. only 4 nut/bolt combo and 2 push in tabs at the bottom of the pillars. Every other hole in dash used by fasteners. Just a rush job on pics at lunch...if you need better let me know

under "dash/pad"

http://photos.yahoo.com/dukemd66

Rick
__________________
Rick
68 project...reassembly starting: (383, AFR 195, Air Gap, Comp Cam XR276HR, 1.6 CC Gold rollers, Holley 750, 4/09) (TKO 600 conversion from T350 4/09) (floor pan restored 6/09). (12 bolt 3.73, Wilwood disc, Hotchkis TVS 7/09), Dougs 368 with Big Dog mufflers (9/09), 383 fired up 9/30/09, Candy Apple Red 2012 with white RallyBee stripe
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old Jan 2nd, 05, 11:16 AM
dschribs dschribs is offline
Senior Tech

 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 842
Post

Here's some help from a prior post...
__________________
Dan
'68 Camaro Convertible
http://community.webshots.com/user/dschribs
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old Jan 2nd, 05, 11:17 AM
dschribs dschribs is offline
Senior Tech

 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 842
Post

Here's some help from a prior post...

'68 Dash Pad
__________________
Dan
'68 Camaro Convertible
http://community.webshots.com/user/dschribs
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old Jan 2nd, 05, 03:01 PM
JimM JimM is offline
Gold Lifetime Member

Jim
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Posts: 22,457
Post

Dan, my '68 doesn't have that chrome strip around the pad, kinda like it, where'd it come from?
__________________
JimM's firstgens.com Camaro Board

Jimragtop.com New website for my vert is coming together. Do ya like the slide show on the home page?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old Jan 4th, 05, 01:47 AM
dschribs dschribs is offline
Senior Tech

 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 842
Post

Jim
It was an option in '68. You got it when Deluxe Interior was ordered or with the Z23 Special Interior Package (along with bright pedal trim, and a different steering wheel). It can be added but the pad will have to come off so it can be properly secured. There's one on E bay right now.


Dash Pad Trim
__________________
Dan
'68 Camaro Convertible
http://community.webshots.com/user/dschribs
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:29 AM.



Camaros.net - 2009 AutoForums.com