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94 Tahoe dash in 83 K5??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kaos, May 19, 2005.

  1. kaos

    kaos Registered Member

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    A friend stopped by today with a dash for 94 Tahoe, wil it fit?? Anyone here done it?? Pics??
     
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    I've been wondering about something like this as well; rather any newer dash from a late model GM fullsize truck.
     
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    anything is possible with time and money. I'm in the process of putting a dash from a 95 chevy truck into my 84 k5. Really just a matter of mounting it. I'm gonna use square tubing to mount mine. You do have to cut off a few inches off the back of the dash for it to fit though
     
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    Have you removed all off the old dash, I mean the metal behind also?? And do you just cut the thin plastic top or more of the new dash?? Do you have pics??
     
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    i have cut my dash completely out. I haven't cut my new dash yet, but i've talked to a guy who did the swap and he had to cut like 3 or 4 inches of his dash for it to fit good. He just left a lip of the old dash in his truck, and rested the new dash on top of the lip and bolted it down, and then he welded some brackets for the bottom of his new dash to fit it to the truck. I have a picture of his dash.
    http://webpages.charter.net/toolboy/

    Mine won't be done for awhile, but i have just about everything i need.
     
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    Wow, that guy has alot of time invested in that thing...and he has skillz!
     
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    I did a 98' dash in my 75'. I also molded it for guages and steering column.

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    pics

    Thanks for all the replys, I will mount the 94 dash in a couple of weeks. :)
    @seschev3: I cant se your pics, can you mail them to me??
     
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    I will email you some pics later tonight or tomorrow when I bust out my laptop. All my pics are on a memory stick in my laptop.
     
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    If you want pics, I need an email address.
     
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    Steering column??

    Thanks for the pics seschev3 :) The dash that I am trying :blush: to install in my K5 is the model before the one you have and I cant make it fit, the steering column is way off. Did you have correct that? Did you use the original column?
     
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    That is a sweet set up you have there seschev3, sorry for hi jacking but you said that you have done custom car work, and how much would a mod like that cost for some one(or a shop) to do? That is sweet.
     
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    Here's some pics of a co-worker's project showing most of the firewall mods.
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    Trimming the dash and mounting it is not that difficult. Custom molding/fiberglassing the bezel and getting the heater and a/c working with the old system is were the time and money is. A shop would charge you a lot to do this conversion. In the shop I used to work in, it would probably cost a couple thousand to do, but our customers were paying $30,000 just for the audio/video systems we were doing. If you like customizing and have the tools, I would try it yourself. For some it is easier to do the full swap (dash, heater, computer, etc. ) from the donor. I personally liked the challenge of converting the old with the new.
     
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    Yea, i like to stuff my self, too, but sometimes i dont have the tools or the techneques for other things. It is a pretty sweet mod, and it is a way cool thing to do to give the classic trucks a modern interior look.
     

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