What's behind the dash?

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by 12lives, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I got out this dash panel/gauge cluster that I pulled at a junkyard years ago. I thought I would post a few pictures of the back so folks could get an idea what is there and where, like the bulbs. I find that when I am reaching up behind the dash laying upside down I get lost feeling for fasteners etc. So I hope this helps someone:

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  2. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    perfect ....I will be at this connection point soon

    thanks
     
  3. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Here is a 67 dash: IMG_0321.JPG IMG_0315.JPG IMG_0316.JPG IMG_0318.JPG IMG_0335.JPG IMG_0315.JPG IMG_0316.JPG IMG_0318.JPG
     
  4. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Mine had a non AC vent above the left knee. No on/off damper, so that got scheduled for a change out last winter. I did discover something else in that the dash panels were in fact A.C. specific, for what ever reason. Another fine point to look for. Back side dash panel work is by far the worst job on the '72. I actually unbolt the seat (4 bolts) and lay on the floor with a pillow and blanky to be in my comfort zone... Oh, and BTW, the elusive ash tray light in print. ws

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  5. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Used to be I could fold up under the steering wheel and reach everything, now I pull the seat too! :D
     
  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

  7. Blue70GS

    Blue70GS Active Member

    Thanks for sharing, Bill. Pictures are a big help.
     
  8. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    "Gotta show pics or it didn't happen..."

    Ive always been big time into photography and now with the digital evolution, film is like really cheap LOL. Pics can often times tell a better story than even the book shows.

    Looking at those non dampered vents, I wonder if there is a 3rd model for the pull knob type versus the "power-flo" option for the 70-72s? I can say for sure that the hose routing is wayyy different for A.C. ws
     
  9. buick64203

    buick64203 Buick Hunter Staff Member

    All too familiar with that view!

    On a related note, the pins on those printed circuit boards get loose and in some cases break off. I devised a perfect repair for fixing that issue
     

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