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Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by badazz81z28, Jan 5, 2021.
Is "M1 Master Gunner" pad an anomaly?
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.
I searched endless on the web.....I couldn't fine one original or NOS pad cut like NPDs....Anyone have a picture??
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?
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.
Can you post a picture closer to the angle of my photo (to get a clear side shot of the pad?)
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.
Here is my original pad from my 72 ss Norwood car.