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Dash Completed!
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My son and I finished reinstalling the last of the dash pieces today. I took all the plastic panels off, scuffed, primered, an resprayed them semi gloss black to include the center piece around the radio bezel. While I had the dash apart I took out the instrument cluster and tore it apart, cleaned it and put back together while installing led lights and removing the bulbs. As usual I forgot to disconnect the battery, so I blew a couple fuses when disconnecting the radio and horn, so I will have to replace them soon for everything to work correctly again. I got rid of my fast and furious style steering wheel and refinished my old wooden grant by sanding and priming the wood and painting it semi gloss to match the dash, then I steel wooled the chrome to give it a machined look. All in all I think it turned out great! Here are before and after pictures. Not a bad fix for about $20!
   

Here is the instrument cluster in the dark, the picture doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea right...

   

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- Nik
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#2
Looks nice, I just went with a white dash (everyone thinks I may have a problem with sun light reflecting off of it).
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#3
Here was the dash before this latest update.


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123FRANK321;195050 Wrote:Looks nice, I just went with a white dash (everyone thinks I may have a problem with sun light reflecting off of it).

I would be interested to see how that turned out, my dash parts were silver before, but I got over the two tone dash a while ago. Black all the way, now all that's left is carpet upholstery and headliner and the interior is done!

<img src="http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_12_09_14_10_32_45.png" />

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71_resurrection;195051 Wrote:Here was the dash before this latest update.



123FRANK321;195050 Wrote:Looks nice, I just went with a white dash (everyone thinks I may have a problem with sun light reflecting off of it).

I would be interested to see how that turned out, my dash parts were silver before, but I got over the two tone dash a while ago. Black all the way, now all that's left is carpet upholstery and headliner and the interior is done!

Sound system next with 6.5 in the door and double din navigation radio.


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#5
both interiors look really good.

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71_resurrection;195044 Wrote:My son and I finished reinstalling the last of the dash pieces today. I took all the plastic panels off, scuffed, primered, an resprayed them semi gloss black to include the center piece around the radio bezel. While I had the dash apart I took out the instrument cluster and tore it apart, cleaned it and put back together while installing led lights and removing the bulbs. As usual I forgot to disconnect the battery, so I blew a couple fuses when disconnecting the radio and horn, so I will have to replace them soon for everything to work correctly again. I got rid of my fast and furious style steering wheel and refinished my old wooden grant by sanding and priming the wood and painting it semi gloss to match the dash, then I steel wooled the chrome to give it a machined look. All in all I think it turned out great! Here are before and after pictures. Not a bad fix for about $20!


Here is the instrument cluster in the dark, the picture doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea right...

Very nice! Can't wait to see it next month!
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sdstang;195067 Wrote:
71_resurrection;195044 Wrote:My son and I finished reinstalling the last of the dash pieces today. I took all the plastic panels off, scuffed, primered, an resprayed them semi gloss black to include the center piece around the radio bezel. While I had the dash apart I took out the instrument cluster and tore it apart, cleaned it and put back together while installing led lights and removing the bulbs. As usual I forgot to disconnect the battery, so I blew a couple fuses when disconnecting the radio and horn, so I will have to replace them soon for everything to work correctly again. I got rid of my fast and furious style steering wheel and refinished my old wooden grant by sanding and priming the wood and painting it semi gloss to match the dash, then I steel wooled the chrome to give it a machined look. All in all I think it turned out great! Here are before and after pictures. Not a bad fix for about $20!


Here is the instrument cluster in the dark, the picture doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea right...

Very nice! Can't wait to see it next month!

Thanks, I am looking forward to it!

<img src="http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_12_09_14_10_32_45.png" />

- Nik
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#8
Hi looks great your dash in BlackB-) Regards DK73

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#9
Looks great
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#10
Having an in dash nav system in our cars would be very cool.

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