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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2016, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Complete 69 Dash Removal

Guys.. I'm still tearing down the 69...and I'm now at the dash. What is the best way to approach. Please help and thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2016, 09:09 PM
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Every once in a while I'll state my experiences on this subject, but it is not a happy one, lol.

The '69 and '70 Dash, to date, is the hardest old Chevy Dash that I have ever worked on.

Look for little "Trap Doors" to spin for Hidden Screws. And you will probably have to drop the Steering Column to get it out as some of us have found.

I personally would not take it out unless you absolutely have to.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2016, 09:17 PM
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I went back and found one of our discussions on it back in September. I copied and pasted one of my replies below including an interesting story on it:

"Chevys are well known to be easy to work on, but you are tackling one of hardest job I've ever worked on. From the 1953 to 1973 Full Sizes Chevy cars that I usually work on, the '69 and '70 Dash Cluster is definitely my least favorite.

By the way, did you discover the little trap doors that are hiding some of the screws?

Funny story I'll add in here. After I finished taking out the one I worked on, I went on one of the Impala sites to see what some of the members there had to say about it.

One of the replies was a story about a member's uncle. He said that he worked as a mechanic at one of the Chevy Dealerships when one day he got a work order for a '69 or '70 Dash. He said his uncle worked on it and worked on it and did not say a word to anyone, but once he finally finished, he put the paperwork down on the counter and told the service manager that if they ever give him another job like that, he would quit, lol."

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thank you team, I don't wan remove the dash but I have to in order to sandblast the entire car inside and out. The pad is completely destroyed and is brittle to the touch. I will keep you posted.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 04:21 AM
 
 
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Are you talking about removing the dash pad or the bezel?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I was going to remove the pad..then I found this after I disconnected the a/c vent on the driver side..does this call for complete disassemble... I would think so from a rust stand point... Give me ur ideas and knowledge please guys ...thanks
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