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1973 Dash Pad
#1
I just picked up a 73 Original Ford tooling dash pad from CJ Pony and not sure if it's correct.

As you can see in pic 1 and 3 there are metal clips attached to the pad with holes in them.

In pic #4 there is a cut out with NO metal clip in it (Should there be a metal clip attached?)

In pic #2 it looks as if it was started to be cut out but not complete (is this ok or should this have been cut out with a metal clip?)

In pic # 5 (which is he opposite side of pic #1) there is no cut out with metal clip (should there be?)

Is this correct?

   
   
   
   
   

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#2
Hmmm, I just looked at mine and the silver strip goes across the width of the pad on both sides. The black foam material doesn't cover mine like yours. The red marked area is silver metal with no covering on mine. Hope this makes sense.
-jbojo


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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

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jbojo;172536 Wrote:Hmmm, I just looked at mine and the silver strip goes across the width of the pad on both sides. The black foam material doesn't cover mine like yours. The red marked area is silver metal with no covering on mine. Hope this makes sense.
-jbojo

It does makes sense. If you look at my pic #4 there's a cut out but no clip.

I think they forgot to install it.

Do you have 3 clips on yours? (Pretty much the 3 metal cut outs with holes)?

I did speak with someone at CJ Pony and sent them the pics. Lets see what they say.

Thanks

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mpbsr;172539 Wrote:
jbojo;172536 Wrote:Hmmm, I just looked at mine and the silver strip goes across the width of the pad on both sides. The black foam material doesn't cover mine like yours. The red marked area is silver metal with no covering on mine. Hope this makes sense.
-jbojo

It does makes sense. If you look at my pic #4 there's a cut out but no clip.

I think they forgot to install it.

Do you have 3 clips on yours? (Pretty much the 3 metal cut outs with holes)?

I did speak with someone at CJ Pony and sent them the pics. Lets see what they say.

Thanks

Both sides are identical on mine. Looks like the didn't mold the strip in your other side? Here is a pic of one side, your pic 1 & 3.
-jbojo


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-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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jbojo;172542 Wrote:
mpbsr;172539 Wrote:
jbojo;172536 Wrote:Hmmm, I just looked at mine and the silver strip goes across the width of the pad on both sides. The black foam material doesn't cover mine like yours. The red marked area is silver metal with no covering on mine. Hope this makes sense.
-jbojo

It does makes sense. If you look at my pic #4 there's a cut out but no clip.

I think they forgot to install it.

Do you have 3 clips on yours? (Pretty much the 3 metal cut outs with holes)?

I did speak with someone at CJ Pony and sent them the pics. Lets see what they say.

Thanks

Both sides are identical on mine. Looks like the didn't mold the strip in your other side? Here is a pic of one side, your pic 1 & 3.
-jbojo

Ok, you have the cut out like one of mine with no clip, plus another hole in the corner (I think it's normal to need to drill out for a clip).

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#6
I believe that I still have the original one. I'll see if I can find it and do a comparison.
-jbojo

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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jbojo;172549 Wrote:I believe that I still have the original one. I'll see if I can find it and do a comparison.
-jbojo

Thanks. I'm also hoping that CJ Pony gets back to me tomorrow with the answers.

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#8
CJ Pony got back to me and said that the dash pad is correct, but did make the offer of allowing me to return it.

Hope to get it installed within 2 weeks.

Let see how it goes.

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mpbsr;172715 Wrote:CJ Pony got back to me and said that the dash pad is correct, but did make the offer of allowing me to return it.

Hope to get it installed within 2 weeks.

Let see how it goes.

Cool, let me know how the installation goes.
-jbojo

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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#10
The same issue on mine - it is a original tooling pad in ginger, same as yours. I was wondering about too...

I will install it the next days after repainting my metal dash board so I will give you an update!

Tim

Tim

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