Dash Pad Help

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  1. Clay Harrison

    Clay Harrison Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    So my recently purchased 66 sport fury parts car has an un-cracked dash pad. I need one for the Frankenfury.

    Can anyone give me some guidance on how to remove it without damaging it or is this even possible?
     
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    Demonic New Member

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    I've never done a 66 fury, but you'll likely need a set of 1/4" drive sockets, possibly deep ones. Removing the glove box liner, heater controls and cluster first. Shouldn't be hard. If the dash has a heavy curve where the pad studs are, small sockets are a must. Watch the very ends for studs or small bolts too. Take your time!
     
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  3. Clay Harrison

    Clay Harrison Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    So it's bolted on under the dash?
     
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    livininharrow Senior Member

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    there should be 8 studs attached to the dashpad following the curve of the windshield. the nuts need to be removed from under the dash with a deep socket. once you pop the dashpad up clearing the studs of the dash you can then pull the liner towards you. there are 2 clips to deal with,one on each corner that pop into holes similar to clips on a fibreboard door panel. there may be more clips but only see two on mine. hope this helps clay.

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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    On a 68 NYer I've removed a complete dash. In order to take the whole thing out you need to drop the steering column and then there are bolts on the left and right sides that bolt to the outside of the vehicle. It's heavy you will need help.
     
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    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Check out abcmoparts.com and this video. This is a 69 Fury but the procedure should be very similar.



    Sorry, didn't realize this was on FB. It used to be on youtube as well.
     
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    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    From the parts car, much easier to cut out the windshield gasket, remove windshield.
    Drop column down, unhook vent and heater cables and all electrical.
    Remove dash as one big piece.
    On a bench tip the dash face down.
    Now remove dash pad.
    You can install pad in your car without removing the glass and dash but it is much harder in my opinion.
    Hope this helps
     
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    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I own a car with this exact dash. It's laborious but not hard

    1) Disconnect the battery. You MUST do this.

    2) Remove all bezels (except glove box door), gauges, speedo (lower the column first), radio, clock, glove box liner. Be careful with the clock knob - you have to use a small jeweller's flathead to get it off. If the car does not have AC, the temp and heat/defrost lever knobs have to be removed - they use allen keys. Be careful removing the harness connectors to the rear of the speedo , as one can easily break the circuit board pins. Label your connections as you remove them.

    3) Remove the heater and defrost ducting, and possibly the defrost vents (can't remember).

    4) Remove the radio speaker and grille. The studs for the speaker grille go through the dash pad.

    5) Remove the rear dash pad fasteners. The rear of the pad has studs and is held on by nuts. You'll need to carefully move the wiring harness around to access them. This is why the battery needs to be disconnected, as you can easily ground out a live wire.

    6) Remove the front dash pad fasteners. The edge of the pad facing the driver has spring clips. Do NOT pry up the pad to pull them out, as they can rip out of the pad, ruining it. Instead, use a pair of pliers to squeeze them under the dash and push them up through the dash metal.

    OK, I think this covers it. Good luck!
     
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  9. Clay Harrison

    Clay Harrison Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks to all for the help! I'd rather salvage this one than buy a new one.
     
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    Mr onetwo Well-Known Member

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    here you go
     
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