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1967-1976 A-body Instrument Cluster restoration tips, Standard and Rally
Making a clean hole in a carpet- especially for seat belt bolts and seat mounts. With out a razor blade.
This bezel was pretty rough. I removed all paint and chrome via careful wet sanding and brushing. I heard brake fluid would have done the job overnight, oh well live and learn. I take small projects like this home and work a couple hours in the wee morning, then a couple hours on the car shell during the day while at work. As you can see, crack repair was necessary. I conducted bond tests with several adhesives including epoxy, Super type glues and E6000. E6000 had the best adhesion by...
This article shows how to get modern shoulder harnesses into a 69 Dart convertible by installing Cadillac CTS bucket seats.
Identifying Car Radios
2580 766 MoPar 1968 Imperial Search tune AM PB radio
2580 786 418 Mark 1 MoPar 1968 Imperial T&C AM PB radio
2580 786 MoPar 1968 Imperial Search tune AM PB radio
2649 963 CE59014 MoPar 1969 Plymouth Valiant AM PB radio
2820 632 240 MoPar 1968 Plymouth AM PB radio
2820 275 MoPar 1968 Chrysler Search tune AM-FM PB radio
2820 635 376 MoPar 1968 Chrysler AM PB radio(?)
2820 885 MoPar 1968 Chrysler AM-FM stereo PB radio
All the credit for this goes to Peter Bates. The brackets supplied by Year One are a great product but come without instructions. Peter did his install and was kind enough to supply the instructions for us.
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Sorry team I'm a E body guy but I thought I'd let you know Intel on this subject.Seat relocation brackets bought from Year One.These brackets in the front hole positions gave me nearly three inches more leg room. Great for a 6’4” guy. Wish I would have thought...
I recently added bucket seats to my 69 Swinger restoration. I bought a pair of used 68 buckets with headrests. My interior is white and the headrests blue. Problem: I need a color change and restoration. So here's what I did.1) Since mine were in pretty good shape all I had to do was a color change. Very carefully remove the chrome band. A blow dryer or heat gun can be useful. DO NOT APPLY MUCH HEAT JUST ENOUGH TO LOOSEN THE OLD GLUE. DON'T PULL ON THEM AS THE VINYL WILL TEAR ESPECIALLY IF...
How to Make your own Custom Gauge cluster
This was on my '72 Demon's keyless latch. I don't know if it's the same as the keyed latch.
1.-- Remove the two screws holding the latch in place for better access.
2.-- Push the catch so it is held in the closed position.
3.-- Find the small slot in the bottom of assembly toward the door.
4.-- With a wire ( I was able to use a small pick) depress and hold the small spring loaded
tab. You can then insert a small wire into the hole in the front of the latch which will retain...
Hi all, thought I would share with you the installation of my new seat covers. I purchased them from Legendary.I took the old covers off but kept them for reference later. The foam seemed in good shape considering how old they are but smelled a little musty so I used Lysol and sprayed them and let them air out for a few days. Sat them out in the sun also to air out. All smells were gone and I stuck my nose in them and they smelled fresh before I installed my new covers.The first few pics...
New package trays appear to go for $40 to $100, possibly cheaper on eBay. It's not a lot, but you can easily build one yourself for less. This is how I built mine.Step 1
Remove the old package tray, if you have one. If you don't, then it'll take more work to fit your new piece in unless you can find a template to use. Start by taking out the back of the rear seat then the plastic trim above it on either side. If you leave the trim in place, it makes it harder to pull the old tray out and...
The question of B-body shifters in A-bodies seems to come up quite often. Even I was I the dark on this subject for years until I did a little research on it with the help of a another moparhead.Side by side is an A-body console shifter (with ball) and a B-body shifter handle. The B-body unit will not work in an A- body because it will not clear a stock steering wheel in 2nd gear and in 3rd gear the offset bracket on the bottom will run into the console body.The a-body unit will not work...
Ok, so here it is. I've seen it asked a bunch, I've heard of a few folks that have done it, but here it is. How to convert a standard Duster over to a fold down seat. Most of these pictures are mine, some of them are not. I should have taken more pictures of my conversion parts before I started.So, here's what I started with. Your basic standard non-folding seat Duster with cross bracing.
To do this, you probably need a parts car. It's the only way to do it and get it to look original,...
Im gonna show you how to modify your auto on the column steering collars to convert to an auto on the floor or 4 speed column. I got these pieces from davescuda to do my 4 speed column in my Scamp. I didnt get any before pics of the collars together, but we all know what they look likeHere is a list of basic tools you will need.
Grinder with a 60 grit flap disk
Cut off wheel for your grinder or an actual cut off tool
Assorted files for smoothing areas that are hard to get to
I am creating this thread for people who need help when it comes to removing/installing their early a-body 61-66 standard 2-spoke steering wheel. Hope this can help some people out if they have never done this before.Step #1: Disconnect the battery....Then find the slot behind the plastic horn cover, take a flat screwdriver and slowly twist the end to pry the cover loose. Do this very slowly and carefully, if you pry too hard you can damage the cap or the plastic spacer. There is a rubber...