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Where does this bar go (dash support)?

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On 12/22/2021 at 7:00 PM, Mach1 Driver said:

Not that this helps much, but it could be this:

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I think this might be right but mine has a pad on one end to support something. I'll do some trial and error testing. 

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The orientation in your pic is upside down.  I'm sure if you took that pad off you'd find a bolt hole to bolt up to the lip on the lower inner edge of the lower dash. The top hole bolts to the tab on the cowl area in pic. 

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3 minutes ago, jmlay said:

Ed,

You have it correct.

Well I guess I'm not putting that one back because I'm not in a mood to figure out how to replace that bolt from the other side with a longer one so I can add a nut on the inside.  IIRC it is one of the bolts that holds the brake booster bracket and I would need to reverse it and put the nut on the engine bay side anyway.

If any of you are wondering why these were not installed before it was because I used to have a dealer installed AC system (looked like this) and they interfered with the air ducts.  It did not use them for 50+ years so I should be ok.  I did get the one curved one back on near the radio.  

I am installing a Classic Auto Air system like this and now I don't have the clearance issues when putting the dash back together.

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My favorite thread here. I bought my car gutted. The interior was literally the steering column, pedals, and firewall. I've accumulated most of the dash but saw a kit of used dash extra bits on eBay and couldn't figure out what a couple of the parts were exactly for. The assembly manuals were of very limited help. I even got a neighbor to let me stick my head under his dash. (Couldn't see squat.) The pictures in this thread pretty well nailed the last things I needed to figure out.     I think.    Hope...

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Glad somebody benefited from it. I'm gonna have my dash out for a couple more weeks Ben, so if ya think of something else let me know. 

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21 hours ago, GypsyR said:

My favorite thread here. I bought my car gutted. The interior was literally the steering column, pedals, and firewall. I've accumulated most of the dash but saw a kit of used dash extra bits on eBay and couldn't figure out what a couple of the parts were exactly for. The assembly manuals were of very limited help. I even got a neighbor to let me stick my head under his dash. (Couldn't see squat.) The pictures in this thread pretty well nailed the last things I needed to figure out.     I think.    Hope...

Great.  My dash is still apart while I finish up the stereo install.  I even have the gauge cluster out and did some minor resto work on it if you have questions.

I took mine down to the firewall and have a lot of pictures not posted yet if you need those.  I'm installing that AC system I mentioned above.

 

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