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Old 5th-February-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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New Dash Pad Install!!!!

I Am Putting In My First Dash Pad In A Friend Of Mines 69,its An Oer Brand And Not Fitting To Suit Me. At First I Left The Metal Clips Out And It Would Not Lay Flat,after Putting The Clips In You Can See The Outline Of Them From The Outside! Any Advice?
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Old 6th-February-2007, 05:58 AM   #2
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Not suprised. It seems that many aftermarket dash pads do not just drop right in. The brand that you named is one of those. Hopefully someone here has a fix for that.
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Old 6th-February-2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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i had bought the same one. got so mad i put the original one back on. i'll play with it another day. i as well could use a few ideas.
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Old 6th-February-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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I Am Putting In My First Dash Pad In A Friend Of Mines 69,its An Oer Brand And Not Fitting To Suit Me. At First I Left The Metal Clips Out And It Would Not Lay Flat,after Putting The Clips In You Can See The Outline Of Them From The Outside! Any Advice?
Possibly your friend could send it back and then buy a good used dash pad?

I have a black one for a nova with AC, came off a 73, the grain pattern is slightly different from a 69. If he's interested...

Half of the reproduction parts aren't worth a crap it seems.
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Old 6th-February-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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Cannot use the clips! They show through the pad.

I am in the process of removing my '74 Nova OER pad to remove the clips. They show through the top of the pad....

Otherwise the pad fits and looks very good.

I guess your other choice is to pay big bucks and send your old one off to JustDashes and have them make it like new?
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Old 6th-February-2007, 09:56 PM   #6
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Does anyone who has a good fitting dash pad, I also will need one soon.
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Old 6th-February-2007, 10:53 PM   #7
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I bought one from genes genrel store off ebay this pad looks great its
NOT that hard urathane type but I havent installed it yet . I bought arm rest pads from OER I don't like them Thats why I did'nt buy there dash pad
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Well I Finally Got It To Fit Decent,i Removed The Clips,and Done A Little Massaging! I Am Going To Call Chevy2 Only Tommorow And Find What Brand They Sell,i Only Live About 45 Mlies From Them.i Never Was A Big Fan Of Oer's Product,i Bought A One Piece Spoiler To Replace The Busted One On My 70 Camaro Ss(my Dad Bought New In High School) And It Wound Up On A Roundy Round Car It Was Such A Piece Of Junk!
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