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Username Post: 47-52 Chevy Truck Dash replacement        (Topic#348645)
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Age: 68
Reg: 01-14-16
12-11-17 08:54 AM - Post#2717571    

Got a new original dash replacement for my 48 Chevy 3100 - current has a mish-mash of gauges plus A/C venting in the glove compartment space.

Need help with tips taking old one out, replacing (or not) old wiring, and painting the dash (it comes black but long-term I want to paint the truck a deep dark blue. Also want to install new radio that will fit into new dash.

Appreciate your thoughts and tips! Ecklers Chevy Trucks
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12-16-17 07:46 PM - Post#2718188    
    In response to ruffrider48

Hi Ruffrider, The metal dash in an AD cab is welded in and is a structural member of the cab.

I would wait until you are ready to paint and do it with any other repairs as its significant work.

Normally they are a dull grey color but you can have it body color if you prefer.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace. Ecklers Chevy Trucks
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