New OER Dash Pad Review

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  1. badazz81z28

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    Is "M1 Master Gunner" pad an anomaly?
     
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    Here are photos of each end of my original dash pad from my 70 Van Nuys car. I still have the pad laying around from when I changed it to an NPD dash a few years ago.

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    I searched endless on the web.....I couldn't fine one original or NOS pad cut like NPDs....Anyone have a picture??
     
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    So as a reminder the pics I posted of my original was from my original 1978 Type LT, so if you feel it's different from the early models and not helpful here I apologize. I should also add it is an A/C dash in case that makes a difference.

    Just so there is more info out there to fill in the blanks, my car is a Van Nuys build so that does help support Rick's assumption. (My build sheet is attached) Now who has an original Norwood pad showing the different end cut?

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    Now, to add to the confusion, it appears that Joe and I weren't communicating terribly well on the phone, as he was looking at the top/end of the dash, and not the end-end, and describing how the original Norwood dash scalloped-away from the dash panel slightly. This is what happens when I get in a hurry. When I first hung up the phone with Joe, I thought we were clear. Well, after sharing photos, we were not. BUT..

    Research continues, he is conferring with a couple other experts that he judges with, and at some point we'll get to the bottom of this. His last text to me stated "Is there a second design?.. It does appear there is.".

    More to come on this, admittedly self-induced, roller coaster. Now I'm thinking early/late, instead of east/west.

    Again, hopefully I get a definitive answer. But the tooling is not going to be modified.

    Last, Master Gunner's dash pad - The more I look at his photo, the more I am certain that the same dog-leg is there, it's just a completely different camera angle that minimizes the severity of it.

    Rick
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    Can you post a picture closer to the angle of my photo (to get a clear side shot of the pad?)
     
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    Rick, is it tooling? Or are they cutting that off as part of the finishing process? Makes no sense to me why that side is cut, it looks cut.
     

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    IMG_20210128_180704.jpg IMG_20210128_180651.jpg Here is my original pad from my 72 ss Norwood car.
     
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    Hmmm, interesting
     

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