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It did seem relatively hard to remove but I wasn't following any guide on the order of component removal. I will need to find some guidance when the time comes to install it all back.
I am going to need to replace the dash or send this one out for recovering. I haven't done any research on that yet. I know it will be expensive.






The original dash harness is a non-rally but the seller of the car included a used dash harness w/ rally. I'll make the decision on what do when I inspect them both really closely. I do know that the inside and outside A/C harnesses have issues. May buy new or make my own for those. Not sure about the engine and front light harness yet. I have some studying to do on those.

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I changed my gauges and dashboard the first time about 20 years ago. Mainly for a better dash, so while I was at it and had the rally gauges from another GTO, I swapped them together. Then recently I had a harness issue with the wire going to the coil. It was disintegrated. So I bought a new harness took out my dash and replaced it. This might be that most labor swap between all the harnesses. While everything is wide open I would consider buying a new harness. I love all the pictures you are putting on. Between you and a couple of my friends you are putting thoughts in my head. The easier part is taking the car apart. The hard part is getting it back together. And I am thinking I my not finish it. I was thinking about doing it a little at a time. But your doing it the best way. Thanks, Marc

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Old 10-23-2020, 11:01 AM
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I just received my A pillar moldings back from Just Dashes. Beautifully done. I had my dash pad done by them also. Expensive? Yes but well worth the cost.
Their lead times are stretching out to about four months now.

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This is a re-post of what I posted this morning. With photos that show up now.
Stuart said moderators don't have the ability to turn editing back on but he was able to delete my posts so I could fix and re-post them.

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Wow ... the entire dash comes out on a 69? Lucky you ... 68's are a pain with all the metal staying put.
It did seem relatively hard to remove but I wasn't following any guide on the order of component removal. I will need to find some guidance when the time comes to install it all back.
I am going to need to replace the dash or send this one out for recovering. I haven't done any research on that yet. I know it will be expensive.





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I just changed my dash harness. It is a lot of money for wires but like you said they are brittle. When you compare them side by side you will see it is worth it. Love the pictures and updating your doing...
Thanks!
The original dash harness is a non-rally but the seller of the car included a used dash harness w/ rally. I'll make the decision on what do when I inspect them both really closely. I do know that the inside and outside A/C harnesses have issues. May buy new or make my own for those. Not sure about the engine and front light harness yet. I have some studying to do on those.

Not sure what caused this:


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2nd re-post from this morning.

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Nice...you're moving along pretty quickly.
Thanks guys. I spent a lot of time the last couple of days labeling everything I took off in the days prior and boxing up for storage.

I did remove everything else from the dash and acquired the steel I will need to brace the body. Not exactly sure yet how I'm going to lift the body but I do have a preliminary plan. I will share that later.






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In regards to the heater switch, I'd say the plug wasn't pushed all the way on.
The switch may be OK

Saw this on Ebay this morning. Not mine so verify the part number

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1969-Po...EAAOSwHZJfc49s

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In regards to the heater switch, I'd say the plug wasn't pushed all the way on.
The switch may be OK
Saw this on Ebay this morning. Not mine so verify the part number

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1969-Po...EAAOSwHZJfc49s
Kind of expensive to just jump on it. I'll check mine out. I've opened and cleaned these kind of switches before. Could be a possibility on these too.
I also see in the Ames catalog that repros are $45.

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