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R. Dave Carr

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« on: June 06, 2008, 06:37:35 PM »

Guys, how do you removed the dash trim panel that the heater controls and radio sit behind in the dash of a '66 300?
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Dan Cluley

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 09:35:29 PM »

Is this the part you are looking to remove? 
 

 
I recall it beings held on by one screw up above the speedometer, and a bunch more that come in from the back.  I'll try to get a photo of the backside tomorrow to show where they are.
 
The knob on the end of the temperature lever has to come off (setscrew on the bottom I think) and the radio knobs/nuts have to come off.
 
Like pretty much every other project, I think you start by removing the ashtray drawer, and maybe the radio?
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 09:37:27 PM »

Does the speedo have to come out?  What I need to do is re-attach the heater cable to the control lever and clip it into place.  It sucks trying to do it through the speedo hole, and I hate pulling the speedo.carrman2008-06-07 02:40:33
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 09:54:32 PM »

You don't need to take the trim off then.  The dash is solid metal behind the trim, so it won't provide any more access holes.
 
I would think removing the ashtray and the radio would be a lot easier than the speedometer (yeah, that job really sucks) and give you about as much access, just from the other side.
 
 
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 10:00:50 PM »

Are the heater controls removable?
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 10:56:38 PM »

Yes, but I think by the time you can access the screws you could get to the cable just as well.  This shows where the screw holes are.
 

 
 
Looking at mine, if you remove the defroster hoses, you might be able to do the cable from underneath.  If you lay on your back with your head on the gas pedal, the back of the heat controls is just about straight up.
 
Of course if yours has A/C then those hoses are in the way too.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2008, 08:52:24 AM »

There just isn't an easy way to get into the back of the controls is there?
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