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How to take out this FC dash?

Old 05-20-03, 02:25 AM
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How to take out this FC dash?

yes i am currently lightening up my FC for a little autoX action, and am having a lil trouble with this dash...i dont really need it out all in one piece, but it may be nice to do so. anyone do this b4? ive gotten everything but the dash and guage pod out so far.... also, does anyone know if i can re-mount the guage pod with out the dash in???
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Old 05-20-03, 11:32 AM
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What's the trouble? Pull all the bolts holdnig it on, and it comes right out..

2 bolts on the far left and far right edges, near the front of the doors

3 bolts holding the front on under the defroster vents (1 screw and some pop clips holding that on)

2 bolts holding up the steering column to the dash (14mm)

4 bolts holding the dash to the trans tunnel

Remove the guage panel (bloody knuckles)

There's electrical connectors on the drivers side, and on the passenger side up high, once you can pull the dash out a bit, the passenger side connector is visible.

Sure, you can mount the guage panel, if you can fab up some brackets.. And you'll have to figure out a way to hold the steering rack up (no big deal there) But if you're going to that extreme, might as well go aftermarket guages and build your own panel anyway.

Oh, and don't forget, the VIN plate removal will make the car non street legal.

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Old 05-20-03, 06:04 PM
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thanx for the info, id like to keep the car real cheap (only spent 30 bux so far! thats including price of car!) so i suppose ill do some brackets for the guages, and ill look at the rack once i get there....will taping the vin to the windshield work? id like to keep from trailering this car anywhere. thanks
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Old 05-23-03, 01:26 AM
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i just want to put a new carpet in, mines shot.
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