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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 00, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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ok ive got the 4 nuts off under the dash and all the screws in the front but when i try to remove the pad it seems to be holding on something by the lower section close to the vent knobs??? i cant feel or see any more screws or nuts but it doesnt want to come out. can any of you offer a suggestion?? am i missing something?? by the way the car is a 68.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 00, 03:19 PM
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There are no screws. There is a stud with a ball-tipped end attached to the pad frame that snaps into a small clip in the dash. These can be tenacious. I used steady pulling to remove mine. Be careful not to bend the pad frame. If you have trouble, see if you can pop the stud out from behind. A mirror might help.

I hope you will have this dash pad recovered; recovered originals are MUCH better than any repro out there.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 00, 06:29 PM
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When you cover your original pad, do you go over the original pad or remove the covering first?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 00, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the help dan, iended up having to remove the air ducts to get my hands behind there then i took a stubby screwdriver to lightly pry those clips apart and out she came. thanks again and of to Just Dashes it goes.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 00, 02:03 PM
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69er, I sent my pad "as is" to Just Dashes in California. Read their site to see how they do it: http://justdashes.com/index.html

They did a superb job on restoring mine. It costs more than a repro pad, but it will fit perfectly, not warp, and has a metal flange along the front to mount the chrome trim (deluxe interiors) and screws -unlike the repros.

Other folks have done the work themselves, with good results, or had it done locally, depending on the severity of the deterioration.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 00, 05:29 AM
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I emailed justdashes and they told me that 69 is the only year they do not do dash repairs on. Bob
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