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whats under the dashpad

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big GMC truck, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Big GMC truck

    Big GMC truck Registered Member

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    Is there sheet metal directly under the dashpad? I want to screw a tach on the far driver's side of the dashpad. 1984 gmc k1500 any pictures? Are there any wires that I could accidently screw into?
     
  2. goldwing2000

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    There's a metal backer but it's really thin. Unless you screw it all the way into the dash under the pad, it probably won't hold. But I wouldn't do that, personally.
    You'd be better off drilling holes and nut&bolting it.
     
  3. Big GMC truck

    Big GMC truck Registered Member

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    How would I hold the nut? Wouldn't I have to take out the dashpad completely?
     
  4. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    all you need to do is put a screw into the pad itself and use a washer under the head so when you tighten it, it wont go through
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    Not completely. Remove the screws from the top of the IP bezel, remove the screws from above the glove box and you can lift it up enough to get a hand under.
     
  6. pauly383

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    One way and you hit the speaker hole , the other and you hit the gauge cluster . You could like I did by bending a bracket and using a bezel hole . Or bend the bracket over the top of dash instead :thumb:

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  7. goldwing2000

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    Where there's a will, there's a way...
     

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