Journey to the center of the dash

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  1. '74 Sport

    '74 Sport Well-Known Member

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    Many of you have asked how to remove a dash pad. Well, wonder no more...
    Aaron and I did it this weekend, for our third time, so I thought I would show a few pics that might help.

    This is a view along the underside of the dash. You can easily see the studs with 3/8" speed nuts which must be removed.

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    This is looking up into the back of the passenger side corner near the glove box. At the top is another 3/8" speed nut, but the lower one is a 5/16" hex head sheet metal screw. Both are very tough to get to, but a ratchet with short extension will work.

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    This gives you an idea where to find those last two fasteners I showed you - upper hole and lower right hole.

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    This shows you the locations of three more studs with 3/8" speed nuts to find (small round holes), in addition to the two in the corners of each end.

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    You will want to drop the instrument panel and remove the glove box to gain access to all of the nuts/screws. And be ready with the Neosporin and Band-Aids. There are plenty of sharp and jagged edges to encounter. I hope your tetanus shot is up-to-date.

    Good luck,
    Jerry
     
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    • MikeyBoy

      MikeyBoy Well-Known Member

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      thank you very much for this, i was thinking about tackling this project sometime soon, i supose when i do i should plan to revamp the entire dash at once
       
    • Dusterdude72

      Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

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      Thank you....I was wondering how to get that darn dash pad off lol...getting ready to paint the interior and it was holding me up lol
       
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      thank you for posting this, very helpful :)
       
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      Thanks Jerry,
      I'll be doing this as soon as the weather warms up and this will help a lot.
       
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      :prayer:You saved me a LOT of frustration!Thanks for this post.
       
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      skep419 I'm the guy that likes SPAM

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      To the top
       
    • DrCharles

      DrCharles Well-Known Member

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      One of those slip-on plastic covers is starting to look better by the minute... :rolleyes:
       
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      cosgig MoBro Inc. FABO Gold Member

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      You guys kill me!! I swapped out the dash pad in the 66 car I just sold in about 25 minutes!! It's not as hard as you think!!!
       
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      Vamisk Well-Known Member

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      This was a good exercise in keeping my temper in check. It would have been better if i didn't scratch up my arm but it's a relief to have that shrapnel out of my car

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