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dash removal...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I am getting my rig ready for cage fabrication and one thing I was working on today was the dash. I'm gonna go full tube / custom with the dash (bgreen/freak inspired!) but I need to get all the factory junk out of the way first.

    The formed sheetmetal thing that is the structure behind a stock dash is held on by 2 bolts on each side... and one screw in the middle. I took all those out... and the bottom is all floppy and ready to come off, but the top seems to be wedged up in the windshield gasket or something. I tried removing the vent from in front of the windshield to see if there were some bolts of something coming from the other side... no dice.

    How do I get this thing out? Is it built into the windshield frame? and if so, is there any reason why I can't cut it off and just leave the part that goes into the windshield molding? :thinking: :confused: anyone who has "gone truggy" has probably run into this... just wondering what you guys have done.

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If you had the windshield out you'd see there is a row of spot welds holding it along the bottom of the windshield frame. I'd cut it 1/2" to 3/4" away from the edge and call it good.

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  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ok cool... I thought it might be something like that. Not sure why GM engineer guy thought the dash should be tied into the windshield frame itself.. under a gasket... but hey, whatever! Thanks for the scoop buddy, I appreciate it, :thumb:

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    that's what we do with all of our derby trucks, then just beat them down flat to the cowl. lets you tuck the dash bar right up to it.
     

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