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dash conversion


I am interested in installing a chevelle dash in my 69 beaumont. Has anyone done this before?



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There is always someone who may have travelled down that road. A few members have Frrrds Welcome Post of pictures would help.

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problem is I totally messed up my dash and need a new one. I have checked everywhere for a new/used one with no luck even all the GTO sights. 



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I knew of a Chevelle that got a Beaumont dash and if I recall the windshield was removed so the spot welds could be drilled out to swap the metal part because it was completely different.

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Brod, when you say your dash is messed up. Are you referring to the dash pad or the steel structure that the pad mounts to?

A mental note to keep, when looking for your replacement be aware of the dash vents. Sedan/post cars did not have dash vents in 69 as they used vent windows and the hardtops did use the dash vents.

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I thought dash pad went on the metal so I stripped it right down to bare metal. Not realizing it goes over the existing molded padding. Rookie mistake. 



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Can an upholstery shop fix it ? Might be cheaper overall ?

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As painful as it might be, maybe post some pics of the situation so people can advise you better?

I can't speak for others, but I'm having trouble visualizing what has happened.



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So, is the dash section completely out of the car?

It appears in the photo that there is a floor jack which looks like it it is on the floor.

The large opening looks like mount position for a lock?  Glove box location 

Left hand drive or right?

We will get to the bottom of this.smile

 



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The picture shows the inner or base structure of the padded dash. it is what the factory applied the foam and vinyl over. It would normally look like the picture below.

I see a few options. 1 - find a repalcement GTO/Lemans dash, 2 - go with a chevelle dash (not sure if it will fit, hence the subject of the post), 3 - send the stripped frame to Just Dashes to be refoamed and trimmed.



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Just looked at 69 chevelle dashes. They are very different. The chevelle is small pad on top of the dash carrier that is welded to the body. Unlike the removable dash assembly from the Beaumont.

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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 

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