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Offline drummingrocks

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Removing Original '67 Dashpad?
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:53:38 PM »
I'm having some trouble removing the original dashpad from my '67 coupe.  I'd like to go ahead and pull it before doing bodywork, plus I also plan to do some repair to the cowl area.  I have the nuts removed from the studs near the outer A/C vents.  I also have all of the screws out from beneath the dash trim, as well as all of the screws that run along the base of the windshield.  The instrument cluster is out, the center A/C vent is removed, and so is the passenger's side dash trim.  What am I missing?  Since this is the original pad, I'm afraid to pull on it much, but it seems to be stuck.  Any tips or tricks on getting this thing unglued from the metal dash without ruining it?
--1965 fastback, 289/4-spd, built Feb. '65 at Dearborn
--1965 convertible, 289/4-spd, built Mar. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 GT fastback, 289/4-spd, built Dec. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 coupe, 200/3-spd, built Dec. '65 at NJ (in the family since 1968)
--1967 coupe, 289/C4, built Dec. '66 at NJ
--2017 GT

Offline jwc66k

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Re: Removing Original '67 Dashpad?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 07:00:44 PM »
If the installation is anything like a 66, you know that yellowish weather strip adhesive on your trunk and doors? It can be removed with a thin, flexible scraper - carefully.
Jim
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Offline drummingrocks

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Re: Removing Original '67 Dashpad?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 07:22:10 PM »
Got it.  I ended up using a pry bar very very gently, and it finally came free without damage.
--1965 fastback, 289/4-spd, built Feb. '65 at Dearborn
--1965 convertible, 289/4-spd, built Mar. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 GT fastback, 289/4-spd, built Dec. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 coupe, 200/3-spd, built Dec. '65 at NJ (in the family since 1968)
--1967 coupe, 289/C4, built Dec. '66 at NJ
--2017 GT

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Re: Removing Original '67 Dashpad?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 12:04:17 PM »
I knew you could get it 8)