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Re: Under the dash

Post by bigredlaguna on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:03 am

My 76 Laguna has a 2-piece dash. My 73 Chevelle has a 1-piece.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:41 am

Hmmm..... I just learned something as well. Post some pics of the two different dashes & I'll copy the info over to the tech section.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:35 am

GM probably had one supplier furnishing one factory while another supplier furnished another. JB
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Be my guess as well. But, wouldn't you think each supplier would be working off the same set of engr. drwgs from GM Corporate?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:48 pm

my 73-454 was built in Fremont Ca its a 2 piece.
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Post by abajc3 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:17 pm

mine was in baltimore if i remember corectly. Seems like we hit a dead end with this guess

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:25 pm

Yeah...and Lagunas were in Canada. Just one of those oddities, I guess.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:28 pm

My Laguna was built in Texas. Sold in Liberal, Ks.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:42 pm

Serious? I thought all Lagunas were built in Canada. Whatta ya know!!!
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Post by HDHugger on Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:59 am

How can they put out a manual with specific instructions for a 2 piece dash if they came in both 1 or 2 pieces for a certain year? I think the key to knowing which dash you have is in the yearly manuals. If it's not the same as the manuals say, your dash has been replaced.

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:43 am

Mcarlo77 wrote:How are the two pcs bonded together? I always thought that when someone mentioned their 2-pc dash, they somehow had pulled the top half away from the bottom half. Interesting....
I will take some pics for you to show you where it comes apart for mine came from a monte and is def two piece for sure give a few days for its only like 10 degrees here right now

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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:03 am

The two-piece dash is screwed together, while the one-piece is glued or bonded together.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:49 am

Are there any clues from looking at them from the front (like when they are still in the car) whether they are one or two piece dashes?
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Re: Under the dash

Post by HDHugger on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:01 am

Look at a manual and see if the bolts are in the right places for a 1 or 2 piece.

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Re: Under the dash

Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:00 pm

An easy way to tell is to take the glove box out, and feel above the opening for some bolt heads at the point where the pad connects to the lower part.
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Re: Under the dash

Post by texan01 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:44 pm

both of my 76 and 77 Arlington TX built cars have had two piece dashes. I've got a 73 Monte dash pad that I took out long long ago that was two piece as well.

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