I'm looking to change from a sweep dash to an SS dash. I see a lot of the Monte SS dashes for sale. Has anyone ever removed the wood grain from a Monte dash? Will it work, how does it look?
Thanks in advance.
I'm a bit of a stickler thought, I've tried to make everything on the car look as original as possible to make it look a real SS. If it's not going to look right then I'd rather just spend the money on a real ss dash.
Does anyone have any pictures of a Monte dash converted to a Chevelle SS.
You can get a new dash housing for less than $300. I put one in my 70 and it looks just like the original with the exception of the small circle being colored silver when they are supposed to be black.
Thanks, I know there out there, i've just seen a few of the Monte dashes w/the guages and was wondering if it would work. I'll probably go the route of the new dash.
Anyone out there have a used one w/guages for sale?
I've heard on 1972 Monte dashes that they don't have the holes but the 70-71 do. I don't know if your cloning a 72 but if you are this might work, if you're not cloning a 72 then it won't because all 72's have a seat belt warning light near the lighter and someone who knows this will spot it quickly.
In the process of freshening up my dash in my 72 SS, I had at one time about 5 dashes from Velles and montes. The 72 monty dashes that I did have, didn't have holes per se'. They did have however a couple of slits for tabs to fit through next to the heater cut out. You couldn't even see them without looking very hard. The tabs fit thruogh tese slots and were bent over. On the back of the woodgrain cover there was a double sided tape that looked original to me. I am no expert on monte dashes but it seems as though having 3 different dashes from 3 different places in the us that were all put together identically should mean something. Was this normal for 72's?
70 Monte dashes will have holes
71 Montes no holes
72 has the seatbelt light
For 71 dashes,I usually take the woodgrain and paint it with that black wrinkle paint...works mint.I hate filling in those holes!
You can also remove the insert, strip the wood grain decal, and paint it any color you chose. I've seen them painted to match the exterior color and they look great. I painted mine black to contrast the dark brown interior color.
Do any of you guys that are doing these changes have a good quality sweep dash for 70-72 that you'd be willing to part with at a reasonable price. My Odometer is toast and my gauge doesn't work. [email protected]
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