74 dash

Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by pmkperformance, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. pmkperformance

    pmkperformance Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    Beloit, WI
    Has anyone had any experience mounting a oer new dash in a 70-74 camaro? I have the passenger side brackets hooked up and when I go to the drivers side it doesnt seem to fit correctly.
    any ideas
  2. protour73

    protour73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    West of Chicago
    OER Dash has a stud on drivers side, where the stock dash did not. You will need to mark that spot and cut out a notch, from the dash.....the stud will fit into the notch and just tighten down with a nut & washer:cool:
  3. WMCC Doug

    WMCC Doug Veteran Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    Wyoming, MI
    pmk: We installed an OER a/c dash pad in our '74 Z project. Like Scott says, you need to cut that notch for the stud, but we also needed to modify the dash pad quite extensively with a die grinder and a carbide burr tool. The pad did not fit over the lip of the metal part of the dash deep enough to even up the gap along the top. Once we made enough clearence for everything it went on pretty well.
  4. pmkperformance

    pmkperformance Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    Beloit, WI

    Thank you so much now that you say that is make perfect sense. I was wrestling with that and decided to post this and Im glad I did.
  5. Keizer

    Keizer BANNED

    Jan 17, 2005
    Wa State
    I did the same thing on all the different mating surfaces of the dash pad. I got the pad to fit just fine with the steel portion of the dash, then removed the pad. I then assembled the dash pad with all the lower plastic dash pieces up on my work bench. I did this several times (with a little carving in between) before I was satisfied with the fit.

    These dash pads are far from being a slam dunk install. If you keep that in mind, and do the necessary mods for a good fit, the install should turn out just fine.

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