To cut the dash or not to cut the dash. That IS the question.

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    slayer021175666 Veteran Member

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    Wanting some good sounds and I see SO MANY features on modern car stereos. I'm getting jealous so, I'm thinking about cutting my dash. I searched forms but, only found a few posts on the subject. I did see all kinds of ways to mount it elsewhere and the idea of keeping your original lower dash and chopping one you buy elsewhere. I mean, opinions on whether to chop or not. My car is not matching numbers so, I figure chop! If it's considered to be destroying the dash, I won't.

    What's your opinion?
     
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    Chop away I say! It's your car, customize it to what you want it to be.
     
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    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It wont destroy the dash and if its not a numbers matching original car then I dont think its a big deal. DIN mount stereos look right at home in the 2nd gen Camaro dashes
    I did my 73 and my 79 Camaros when I had them.

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    slayer021175666 Veteran Member

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    That's what I'm leaning toward and you're right. It does look like its meant to be there.
     
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    Anyone have know a good way to cut it? Is it just the plastic to cut through or does it have metal behind it that would need cutting, as well?
     
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    I cut mine with a rotary tool.
     
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    Slayer do you listen to the radio ? If not just run a multi channel amp with a headphone jack and keep your original deck in the car :) This way you plug your phone in and that's it.
     
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    Its just plastic, buddy cut mine with a dremel
     
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    Its your car cut away and enjoy the sounds.
     
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    Ya. I ordered stereo. Gonna chop chop soon.
     

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