Dash Removal Tips

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oldsofb

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A little visual aid


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Kamloops cutlass

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I can commiserate 🙄I have about 1/2 of my interior sem
Painted
Stalled at the dash and lower backseat panels where seatbelts come through - it is a little daunting lol
Sometimes I wish I could just pay someone to do it for me - I don’t believe such a person exists in my location
 

Str8sixfan

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Hutch, I've already seen both of those, but I'm telling you there's a difference between my 79 and those two
 

Str8sixfan

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OK ELCAM, I was convinced that maybe the fasteners were sheered off, because I couldn't see anything but foam looking down these holes. But decided to shove a philips head screwdriver down this hole and see if it'd latch on to anything. Sure enough it did. Those suckers were buried in there.
Did you get these? One on each side.
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OK ELCAM, I was convinced that maybe the fasteners were sheered off, because I couldn't see anything but foam looking down these holes. But decided to shove a philips head screwdriver down this hole and see if it'd latch on to anything. Sure enough it did. Those suckers were buried in there! Thanks for the extra push!
 

mwjoyce78

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OK ELCAM, I was convinced that maybe the fasteners were sheered off, because I couldn't see anything but foam looking down these holes. But decided to shove a philips head screwdriver down this hole and see if it'd latch on to anything. Sure enough it did. Those suckers were buried in there.



OK ELCAM, I was convinced that maybe the fasteners were sheered off, because I couldn't see anything but foam looking down these holes. But decided to shove a philips head screwdriver down this hole and see if it'd latch on to anything. Sure enough it did. Those suckers were buried in there! Thanks for the extra push!
Now the fun continues. Nice job!
 
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Str8sixfan

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I just posted to my tik tok and IG to explain further. I'm Str8sixfan there too. YouTube short version is clipped as there is a 60sec limit there, and I recorded 90secs
OK, here's the long form version of the video. Thanks for all the write ups in this thread. Super helpful. Used a lot of the tidbits from earlier posts. Found a few differences, so we can let this live on as a reference for others with an early production era Grand Prix -
 

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Only thing I remember about the dash that I pulled and stashed up on the mezzanine floor in my shop is that i did it a long time ago and once I thought I had located and removed everything that had to be unscrewed, popped free, untaped, or dismounted, it turned out that a second and third pass found more fiddly bits that had to be dealt with. Only recommendation here is to take your time and don't stress the plastic. IT BREAKS. if it won't come easy then there is something that needs to freed up first.



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