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Need Some Help with Passenger Dash Panel
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(04-14-2020, 07:35 PM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 08:26 AM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote: I bought a new reproduction passenger side dash panel because the chrome on my original one was faded.  I went to put it on and the nuts that fasten it in the back are too big and just slide to the bottom of the stud without gripping.   I have my original fasteners and also the AMK fasteners and both are the same - too big.  Has anyone else had this issue with the reproduction panel and if so, how did you fasten it?   I may have to re-chrome and have my original restored, but it is pretty expensive (about $350) to do that.  I also found that the reproduction piece does not put black paint on the side of the trim which is blacked out on the  original, so I scuffed and painted that correctly.  Below are pictures, looking for some advice on how to install the passenger panel. 

Thanks everyone for all the advice.  This gives me some good ideas to try so I don't have to have to pay the price to re-chrome.  I usually don't like using reproduction items, but sometimes they are really nice and include part numbers like the taillight lenses.  I had to paint the black on myself, but the lenses had the original  Ford part numbers and looked really nice.

I tried using the shrink wrap first but it turned out to be too thick and the nut would not fit over it.   I ended up using electrical tape because it stuck best to the stud when wrapped in the correct direction.  The nuts tightened down very well and seated nicely.  I also did what Don suggested on the small screws where the vent bezel goes.  If you don't pre-screw those and hold them tight when you do, they will crack on you if you try and put the vent on without pre-screwing them.  Great advice everyone, and thanks for all the help!!!!

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I had all of my panels restored. There is a place near Detroit Metro Airport that did them for under $150 each. The name is Vacuum Orna-Metal Co. They are on Harrison Street in Romulus.
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(04-25-2020, 01:29 PM)lectricegg Wrote: I had all of my panels restored.  There is a place near Detroit Metro Airport that did them for under $150 each.  The name is Vacuum Orna-Metal Co.  They are on Harrison Street in Romulus.
Perfect, Thanks!  That is right by my warehouse!!

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