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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 11, 8:28 AM Thread Starter
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I have the entire dash out, got a new dash harness from American Autowire. Got to thinking what would prevent me from clipping the new harness to the dash, making the connections and THEN installing the entire dash. Anyone see a problem with this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 11, 4:18 PM
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Re: 70 SS dash

not really, you will just have to adjust as needed though. meaning, you might have to unclip or undo something, install the dash and finish any items right before you install the cluster.... i know on my 68 i would not install dash with the cluster and bezel. i would do as much a i can, install dash, finish up and finally install cluster/bezel combo last. even then, before the cluster/bezel install i would power it up and do an entire systems chk (turn signals, light, wipers, etc etc) to make sure all ok beforre tightening it up....
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I have the entire dash out, got a new dash harness from American Autowire. Got to thinking what would prevent me from clipping the new harness to the dash, making the connections and THEN installing the entire dash. Anyone see a problem with this?
That is actually exactly the way we do them here when installing the factory types. The clips are very specific as to location, so if you clip it into the cluster, you should be good to go. You will need a buddy or two to help with the install and to drop the harness in through the opening of the dash and past either side of the column saddle. That is about the only way to do a mid-year vette. I recently did a 66 Chevelle this exact same way. It worked out very well. Do not try to "power things up and check them" until the install is fully completed as many items are inter-dependent on each other, ground wires must be hooked up, and dash frames/inserts must be bolted up complete before things will work properly if at all.

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Re: 70 SS dash

Great, thanks alot Donny.
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