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Old 01-25-2016, 09:50 AM
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Dash Pad repair

Well I guess since this falls under the restoration category, this is where I need to post this.

I am getting ready to tidy up the 89 grand wag, (my winter/spring 2016 project), and I need some help with this troublesome dash pad.

The passenger side where it turns down and the outside edge is delaminated from its metal support and attachment hardware. Is there a known good fix for this (I have seen others with the exact same issue) or am I just stuck with it. The pad is in great shape other than this one area.

If it can be fixed, but I have to remove the dash pad, I will need a good explanation of removing the dash pad, my research is mostly for older models and they are not trying to save it, just remove it.

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Old 01-26-2016, 08:24 AM
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There are a handful of nuts on the underside that are hard to reach. You will have to remove you radio / HVAC control to reach the ones on the passenger side. You have to remove the speedo cluster to reach the ones on the driver side.

And, there are 3 larger bolts up by the windshield. Generally hidden under the rubber gasket.
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:08 PM
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dash pad

Is this about the same for an 83 Jtruck..?
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:59 AM
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The '84 has six bolts under the windshield gasket that go through the vinyl. I doubt the later ones are different.

Hard to get to with the windshield in place to remove. They would be VERY difficult to reinstall.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. This particular GW is in fairly nice shape and is currently not a candidate for a full restoration, so I was hoping there was a fix without having to disassemble the dash or remove glass.
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I don't know any quick fixes. I just took mine to just dashes in southern California. Really nice guys but they are expensive ($850 for black $950 for color match) and they have a really long lead time. I dropped mine off April 1st and expected delivery is the first week of June. I'm planning on posting up with a workmanship review in the pris section when I get it back.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. This particular GW is in fairly nice shape and is currently not a candidate for a full restoration, so I was hoping there was a fix without having to disassemble the dash or remove glass.
I'm in the same boat with my new GW. I also have tears on the top of the dash pad. What I'm thinking of doing is brute-forcing with screws and glue the loose corner, then recovering the mat to cover the tears and brute-force fix.
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