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$300. for what we had done.
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Brent and I been getting the radiator support in.
Ran across a couple of brackets that Brent took off the radiator support.
He marked em R & L lower radiator support.
We be damned if I can figure out where they go
May be marked wrong ???


Anyways he spent the night putting the gauges back together...his eyes be a lot younger than mine
I spent the night installing rad support and fender liners
Shop putting the drive train back in wanted the dash and radiator support back in so they could fire everything up after install and bring engine up to temp.
Like I said before....... I ain't no mechanic

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Brent got the instrument cluster back together on the work bench
The old man ...that would be me...gave up on trying to get the knobs off the heater control face without breaking em. Brent took over and got em off and polished the face plate



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Bill,
Before you put the dash back together, pry the tabs on the back of the fan switch (take it apart slowly and pay attention to how it goes together) and clean out all the gunk in there and coat the contact surfaces with dielectric grease. My switch stopped working a few years ago and this fixed mine when it was restored last year. Better yet, let the youngster do it. lol
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Before you put the dash back together, pry the tabs on the back of the fan switch (take it apart slowly and pay attention to how it goes together) and clean out all the gunk in there and coat the contact surfaces with dielectric grease. My switch stopped working a few years ago and this fixed mine when it was restored last year. Better yet, let the youngster do it. lol
Thanks 68
Took your advise.
Brent took the switch apart last night cleaned it up and applied some dielectric compound . It was really gunked up.

Thanks again

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Kinda going backwards here.

Brent found some pictures on his cell phone from July of 2011 when he picked up his GTO after buying her sight unseen.
Let me tell you all...his dad was more then a wee bit nervous and skeptical
He used the old mans truck and a borrowed trailer....trekked 400 miles across the Cascades to Walla Walla Wa. to pick her up.






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We Got the dash almost together......or I should say Brent did.


Went pretty good up till installing the glove box door. You got to love parts made in China for a 40 year old GM car
I spent about half a day trying to line up the glove box door with the new bezel installed. Filed out holes as much as we could just trying to get a happy medium.

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We were able to fab up some tabs for the lower heater vent for attaching it it to the heater interior box.
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Got a question...what does the radio speaker attach to ?
When we took the radio out the P.O. had 3 speakers above the radio unattached.

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Been a while but we have been progressing slowly.
We got the dash cover installed...only had to take it back off one time and do a little trimming and paint it
Cover came black but when it was on the dash it looked gray next to the rest of it




We just had to install some of the stainless back on. We repaired and polished all of the originals, some looks really good others need a little more work yet.



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Very, very nice!
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