1. BWDart

    BWDart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    72 Dart is dash bolted in or welded?
    Thanks
     
  2. dogbreath

    dogbreath Well-Known Member

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    5 bolts under the windshield rubber and 2 on the lower front.
     
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    • str12-340

      str12-340 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      You have to take the windshield out to get to the top bolts
       
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      • BWDart

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        Ok thanks for the replys
         
      • moparmarks

        moparmarks zippindippintie FABO Gold Member

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        I've known of a couple guys that said they got up under there with a cutoff wheel and cut the screws and didn't have to remove the windshield. Myself I don't know how in hell they did that.
        Otherwise yes windshield needs to be out.
         
      • 72Dart6pack

        72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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        They aren't that bad to remove. And when your ready to go back in? They look like this.

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        • str12-340

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          I've got a car at the paint shop right now that is stripped bare. How would you remount the dash so that it could be removed without taking out the windshield in the future???
           
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          I’ve heard of people using shorter screws and installing them from under the dash/up instead of from the top down. No personal experience with that but I’d love to hear from anyone who’s done it, as I’m thinking of reinstalling mine that way then as well.
           
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          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I didn't do it. FABO Gold Member

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            Windshield out in ten minutes. I don't know why guys insist on that kinda stuff. I've heard the same thing.
             
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            • 72Dart6pack

              72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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              The 48 year old stuff under the weather seal will shock you. The water drains will probably be plugged too. Good luck on your quest.
               
            • RedFish

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              In my 67 notch, The original hardware is about the same height above and below. I turned the U nuts on upside down, original bolts in from bottom up. The bolts weren't long enough to cause a problem. It seemed to be a good plan at that time (6 or 7 yrs ago). It didn't take long for me to realize that I would never remove this entire dash again. Other members here have stated the same experience/revelation. We agreed, what's done is done.
               
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              I could see that in the event of a normal restoration. I’m planning on changing my windshield and gasket this winter due to haze and leaks and will be leaving my current dash in the car. But I plan to modify/customize another dash frame that I have and install aftermarket gauges, the swap the whole shebang down the road.
               
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              I did it all at one time, Windshield out, custom dash in. I'm very happy with the custom dash. If a future owner decides to change it back to OEM he should be surprised to find those bolts upside down.
               
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              • 67Dart273

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                I took a dash out with windshield in about 3 years ago so I was about 69. I have physical issues but still did it. Not sure I "would" now, but it wasn't that bad then. Just work "easy" and take your time Get so you are comfortable.

                This car already had the cluster, radio, glovebox, and heater removed, and I've forgotten, may have had the column out as well. Of course all that must go, anyhow to get the dash out. And no seat. I laid on layers of cardboard, had two cutoff AKA die grinders, a "straight" one and a cheap 90 degree HF and some small cutoff wheels. It was not that difficult.

                I've forgotton, there are ?6? bolts. You cut the clips and the bolts as I recall. Then loosen two hex head bolts down at the kick panels.

                then you need to replace the clips the other way up, and I may have either used shorter screws or cut them down, I don't recall. You need some length at first to get them started. "Seems like" I put the screws in, snugged them down, then went back and pulled them one at a time, either replaced with shorter or cut them down. I don't recall.
                 
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                • dogbreath

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                  Long pop rivets from underneath to reinstall with windshield in.
                   
                • 72Dart6pack

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                  All this work vs doing it correctly. I'm so confused. Lol :)
                   
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