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Dash front edge trim from 71 Mach
#1

Hello my good friends and references,
We are restoring our Mach and have bought a new dash pad.

The old one has the pad and at the front edge there is a piece of plastic that long ago rotted to near oblivion. We haven't tried to fit our new pad yet but I'm concerned about the plastic piece that seems to dress up or cover the leading edge of the dash.

What has everyone done about this?

if this isn't clear i'll get pics.

Jenny
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#2
Jenny,

My plastic edge also was brittle and cracking when I replaced my Dash Pad, the replacement dash pad looked better without putting the old cracked plastic edge on it, so my new pad doesn't have a plastic edge on it. I was unable to find a reproduction replacement plastic edge.

Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#3
Jim and Jutta,
we have been kinda figuring this but thought with all the high quality cars, someone must have had an answer

Jenny and Roshell
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jennyrn95630@yahoo.com;80114 Wrote:Jim and Jutta,
we have been kinda figuring this but thought with all the high quality cars, someone must have had an answer

Jenny and Roshell

I hear you, I couldn't find any reproductions but did find an original one on eBay, arrived in a shipping tube just as described but when I attempted to put it on it was so brittle a big piece on top splintered...40 years on the dash exposed to sun will do that to a piece of plastic. If there are good reproductions out there I would be interested because it is noticable to those of us that know it's supposed to be there. It also makes for a more even proffesional looking seam where the dash pad meets the dash panel.

Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#5
Okay if anyone knows an answer, please fill us all in.
Jenny and Roshelle
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#6
Bump. Are there any suggestions or alternatives to solve this issue that anyone may know about?
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#7
is this the plastic filler piece for the passenger side on a standard interior car?
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#8
I'm actually not sure, but refitting the trim on mine and it just looks like there should be something to seal the gap between the trim above the glove box and dash pad.
If someone could post a picture of that area (as above) that would be helpful.
Thanks
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#9
http://www.cjponyparts.com/71-73-dash-pa...73/p/DPT9/

this it?
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#10
Actually the part Jenny is looking for (so am I) is a long piece of black plastic that fits over the front edge of the Dash pad (windshield side) that gives it a finishing touch. I believe it was Don from OMS that said it only came on early 71's (?) Here's a pic of my old one, as you can see it was so brittle upon removing it to replace the dash pad it just cracked and chipped. It really did give it a finishing touch that's noticeable now that I don't have one. Still looking.
Jim

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Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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