63 Impala SS Dash Pad Fitment Issue - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2020, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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63 Impala SS Dash Pad Fitment Issue

I am changing the dash pad and the stud to the right of the speaker grille is one inch to the right of the mounting slot in the dash. All the other studs are in the proper positions. Is there a difference between the '63 and '64 dash pads?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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The dash pad is likely from a Canadian car. My Impala was built in Georgia. Could the Canadian cars have that one stud in a different location than the US cars?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 08:41 AM
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It possibly could. Do you have the original dash pad as a comparison?

If you marked and drilled a new hole for the stud would it be covered by the dash pad, both original and replacement? Will it interfere with anything else under the dash such as speaker, glove box, Heater and AC duct work?

I don't see a problem with drilling the extra hole if nobody is going to see it. My 63 has a nice original dash pad that I plan to use.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 04:37 PM
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Might caution if you are lying upside down drilling a new hole not to destroy your wind shield with the drill bit hitting the glass. I mounted all of my major analog gauges on the dash so that they were in my line of sight. Discovered after breaking the windshield it is a lot easier to drill straight down with the glass out, but then again it cost a couple hundred to replace the glass later.

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