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04-11-2012, 03:04 PM
I installed a 7" touch screen last weekend, still need to trim more off the bezel. Also need to work on the hvac control going into the ash tray this weekend. Not 100% happy with install but, maybe after I finish the trimming.
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
Looks good, I still need to finish mine up.
04-12-2012, 06:39 AM
04-16-2012, 09:14 PM
04-19-2012, 06:19 PM
thats a really good idea!
04-22-2012, 07:38 AM
Can you still close the ash tray and hide the controls?
04-22-2012, 08:46 AM
No, I have a small clearence issue with the steel support bar that runs along the bottom of the dash, so I am working on that.
04-22-2012, 10:20 AM
This might be a great time to take a shot of making a custom piece to replace the ash tray with a one-off fiberglass creation. I can totally see a custom fiberglass panel with your HVAC controls and the power point sockets below them.
Just a thought.
04-22-2012, 10:43 AM
just cut the steel tubing in half jus leae the top half. i did when i did my old truck ;)
scroll all the way down. thats the only pictures i have of my old truck mods. the tubes still strong enough for the dash.
the best advice i can give is if you decide to remold the bezel like i did is to clean clean clean the whole bezel before you do any work from either molding or painting! that was my old trucks only downfall was i didnt clean the rest of the bezel with a tooth brush before i painted it and after afew months the paint bubbled on the stock areas i didnt clean enough.
the dash molding really isnt to bad. to match the perfect curve i used the factory radio/ac cross bar curves to replace the original bezel divider.
o wow just found i had more pics on the first page
but with my new truck i just got lazy and did a flipout radio. ;) so i cheated.LOL
but gotta love the old 95s ash tray being so versatile! it can just be a hard piece to find in good shape in the junkyards! hell the only made it that one year!
04-22-2012, 10:58 AM
I took mine out and tossed it. I replaced it with the '96 style with the hinged doors over the power sockets.
My only concern with cutting up the dash support is what happens in the event of an accident. It may be strong enough to hold the dash, but it is a structural support that does more than holding up a plastic dash shell. I wouldn't suggest cutting it up without somehow reinforcing it to retain it's strength.
04-22-2012, 11:13 AM
thats why id only remove half of the tube. sure its weakened but lets face it to be in a wreck THAT BAD is very rare! the only wrecked trucks ive seen with firewall damage where from vehicles that took a direct side impact in the drivers or passenger front door and it was a HARD HARD HIT!!!! not your normal accident it got hit by a huge truck or semi.
the dashes main support is on the drivers side where it bolts to the side and 4 points on the steering wheel section which gives it most of its strength! its other mounting points are right behind the glove box 2 or 4bolts i think cannt remember exactly. and again 2 bolts on both the sides on the bottom.
i believe its PLEANTY STRONG!!!!!! hell my dads got a 96 suburban that wrecked that crushed the whole front doghouse and also bent in the front cab corner. but its dash was uneffected. and that truck hit a semi truck that spun it around also also bent in the rear quarter.
ive pulled afew dashes out of these trucks and i got no worries about trimming out alittle tube in half.
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