This is the original dash that is nice, but starting to show
it's age after 34 years in the sun.
dash pad was replaced while the windshield was out at the body
shop. The lower
pads are in definite need of replacement from UV rays and
cracking, even though we were took care of them.
I get to the replacement, the behind the scenes, or "behind the
This is the
back of the dash as it was packaged. Of course it came
with a protective box
covering the entire panel and packed so that it would take a
real idiot to screw it up.
Excellent quality and a great
finish. The final finish is a UV resistant satin
Every hole was drilled,
including those for the glove box door hinges and rheostat
on the back.
All of the holes are properly
countersunk and the gauges fit back in perfectly as he said they
A very nice piece of wood
patiently awaiting it's new home.
what it looks like with no dash or gauges. Not a pretty
mess of wiring and that old glove box shell will be going as
That glove box is going to be
replaced with a new plastic unit from TRF.
These four (three shown)
gauges and switch all mount in from behind.
The speedometer and
tachometer mount after the dash is in and up against the steel
I wish I could have had a
205/60/16 tyre plate made, but this will lend nostalgia.
Starting to show progress
The fit and finish is
And here is the end result.
I'm very happy with the
product and the new pads that I bought five years ago.
Now I have to do something
with that Air/Fuel Ration Meter mounting to make it visible.