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1964 220s padded dash instal

Any info with pics on how to instal the padded dash? I picked up a dash but my car didn't have it so I didn't have to take it off. I did a search but nothing came up.
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Hi,
I don't have the manual or car in front of me, but this is what I remember about removing it:
- you have to remove the wood around the base of the windscreen - they have little blue plastic nuts on them (9mm I think) way up the back of the dash. Not the most enjoyable job to remove. This is because the dash pad will have some screws holding it down to the dash, un the front near the windscreen.
- On each side, near the little penny vents, there are 2 clips that the dash clips into that are retained by metal nuts (can't remember size). I prefer to undo the nuts as the dash plastic can break when trying to pull it off the barbed clips.
- there are long screws under the front edge that screw up into clips under the dash
- you need to slacken off the steering column mount strap under the dash
- obviously, the instrument cluster has to be out. Make sure you don't start the engine with the oil pressure gauge pipe open!
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Fortunately re-installing is easier than removal. I did not need to remove the instrument panel.... thank buddha.... I was able to use cycling tube changers to work it in around the panel without doing damage.

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The before...



Everything removed


Most of it re-installed after refinishing the wood and cleaning up the shiny parts

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Everything back in place..... won't be long now....



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