NPD dash 70 camaro, 2 Screws screws above gauges. What are you guys using?

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Yes, right where the screw would drill into. The metal dash does't have clips, just holes for the screw to pass and enter the dash pad.
     
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    Thanks, mine is GM and has these giant holes. I'm going to try the epoxy and sheet metal method I guess..
     
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    So the screws don't thread into the metal dash tabs, they pass through? I did not know that.
     
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    See if this cheesy illustration I drew helps.
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    So the metal portion should have a metal plate that is riveted to it. This metal plate has 2 holes and is what you use to attach the pad to the metal portion.

    Most dash pads had tub grommets inserted into the upper section of the pad...which is the area I asked about in a previous post. This is the area other members said they used epoxy on and threaded the mounting screws into.

    The dash pad has a void that you slip over the riveted mounting plate. The screws will go through the access holes right above the gauge cluster opening, inserting through the holes in the mounting plate and thread into the upper portion of the pad.

    Hopefully you smell what I'm cooking here.
     
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    Oh, I smell it Andy...I smell it.
     
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    where are these holes located on the dash yall are referring to?

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    Above the gauge cluster, you have to look up and you will see them
     
  8. badazz81z28

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    Riveted? There’s nothing riveted to the metal cowl on the 70-78 cowl/dash. It’s physically part of the sheet metal stamping. All the OEM
    Pads have the grommets. A NPD oversight on the 70-78, but they got them in the 79-81
     
  9. JUNKYARD AUTOCROSSER

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    I am trying to install my OEM bezel onto an NPD dashpad and the opening of the NPD dashpad seems slightly too small. Fitting the OEM bezel is a tight fit an I am afraid I will crack the bezel if I try to force it. I was thinking of trimming the bezel to make it smaller or somehow cutting the opening of the NPD dashpad to make it larger. Any thoughts? I am installing a Dakota Digital VHX instrument guage cluster into my 1971 camaro. Thanks
     
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    I would modify a reproduction part to fit the original OEM part.
     
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