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Old 10-24-2016, 02:51 PM
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I have a 1967 corvette and would like to replace the riders side dash pad. Is this a major job or can a novice do it? Is there a thread that would explain the steps involved with maybe some pics?
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Well, the passenger side is way easier to replace since you can easily remove the glove box to get to most of the clips. The remaining clips go down the center of the dash, so you have to take the radio, side panels, and clock out to get to them regardless of which side you are working on.

I would warn you, that replacing only one dash pad will probably result in a mismatch of either vinyl grain or color, or most likely both, so you should consider that. To do the driver side, you will have to pull the cluster which is no fun either. I believe each side uses 17 clips to hold the pad to the fiberglass panel. It is not an easy job, just takes time and patience to remove and reinstall the clips. Sorry don't have any pictures handy to show you what you are in for.
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It is a major job and definitely not one for a novice.
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Correct answer is to pull the dash and do both sides - because, in addition to a possible mismatch from DS to PS pads you'll suddenly realize how faded and nasty the REST of the dash is. So its an opportunity to use some Corvette America vinyl dye and do the WHOLE job at once, and, correctly! My red dash was so faded and had so much ground in crud it looked almost maroon.

I'm a novice and I did it. If you use the original butterfly clips then it'll be a b!tch to do that with the dash in the car...some of the clips go down beside the radio and are a PITA to reach even with the dash OUT of the car. (Before and After pics)

If you want I'll post a few articles on the dash removal and how to manipulate the butterfly clips.

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Come on Frankie, you're not a novice. You've at least been dabbling in this for years.
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Weeeelll....that was the first C2 dash pad I've ever done (and still the only one so far) and it was tedious but not complicated IMO...
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I can't argue with that I guess, but anything under the dash on these cars requires some wrenching skills and being able to stand on your head at times.
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Not wanting to steal the thread, but Frankie did you install the center skin on your 63?

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Weeeelll....that was the first C2 dash pad I've ever done (and still the only one so far) and it was tedious but not complicated IMO...
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Can't imagine doing the pad change without removing the dash. it was enough of a PITA with it out. I installed the center abs skin on my 64. It's not a difficult job but you only get one shot with the contact cement, so make sure everything is aligned correctly. As mentioned earlier is also important to get the correct dye so all the dash components end up the same color.

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Once you done one you will not want to do it again

Just takes lots of time and patients

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And if you're fixing/replacing other STUFF it can end up looking like this


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