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Repro dash top installation dimension needed.
« on: May 25, 2013, 06:47:21 PM »
I had a reproduction dash top put on my '68 and am now having trouble getting my original GM dash pad to sit down in place. The dash pad is sitting about 3/8 of an inch too high where it meets the dash face.

I am trying to figure out if the problem is with the reproduction dash top, the way it was installed, or both.

I am attaching a sketch of the cross section where the dash top meets the dash face. I am hoping someone who has their correct fitting dash pad off can check the measurement I am showing on their car and verify if my measurement is correct or wrong.




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Re: Repro dash top installation dimension needed.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 04:54:30 AM »
Dave, I'm not in a position to measure and help (I have a '69....) but hopefully someone will be able to confirm that dimension. From your (great) sketch and photo, it looks like the dash top needs to slide downwards a little, to reduce the 1 1/16" overlap down until the screw holes align. Hope you get confirmation!
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
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