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Old 02-06-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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anyone done this? Please give brief overview of how and where things are atatched. is this part reproduced or must i find a used one?
I'm talking about the hard plastic that runs all across from the windshield inner edge to the padded dash/airbag edge (pic attatched)
thanks for any advice
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its not hard at all just remove the pillar trim pieces and it just pops up its held on with a velcro type stuff.
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its not hard at all just remove the pillar trim pieces and it just pops up its held on with a velcro type stuff.
NO WAY!
after i pull out the side pillars, nothing else needs to be moved? just start prying up the old plastic to detach from the stick on areas?
no sealer or anything?
then just put a good one back in the same way?

that would be a sweet deal - please let me know before i start
thanks!
oh - are they all he same based on year/model?
93-97 fbird or camaro
98-02 fbird or camaro?
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http://www.fbodyonline.com/forum/f26/cracked-dash-3551/

Thats a good write up/ Its cheaper then buying a new one and looks better IMO.
When you do pull out the old dash be careful......I've heard of some shattering(sp?)
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Thats a good write up/ Its cheaper then buying a new one and looks better IMO.
When you do pull out the old dash be careful......I've heard of some shattering(sp?)
end of problem - thanks guys!
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They will shatter, mine did. Now I know what I'm doing...

I did mine similar to what they did in the link... Only thing is around the vent is hard to make look nice, I completely covered mine leaving no vent, it looked nice...

Then I needed the vent, so I bought a new one...
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this is really easy and cheap and it's not hard to do the vent...just take your time..

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http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...brand-new.html
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Alot of times the little vent grills get so brittle you cant touch them though...
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