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Old 10-19-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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News Dash Swap. GD dash into a GC.

Alright i have been looking through the forums and have yet to find a good write up on this. just a bunch of yeah i did it and some random pictures.

So i figure since im doing it might as well write about it. sorry its on another web site, but its easier to update that page.(no picture limits per post) its still a work in progress and will keep it up to date. this isnt a "how to wire the dash" just hardware installation.

How it should look when the A/C components are mounted. The holes kinda line up but not really. if you try to use the original mounting points you will be about half an inch to low. you will need self taping screws to bolt the a/c components in if you want to close the gap properly. if you decide to use factory mount points you can just use thicker weather strips to make up the difference.



having a step bit drill makes life 100% easier for this next part


On the passenger side i cut out the metal to make a space for where the a/c lines mount and bought some thin aluminum plat from home depot to fashion a cover.





Driver side heater lines. i used the step bit to drill the holes. i drilled them to far to the right. they should have ended up to the left of the brake lines. so i had to bend it to fit the holes i did drill.



you have to drill new holes in the driverside plate. I recommend making the holes a little big so you can adjust the angle as needed. You can use the top predrilled hole if you want, but i found that it made the dash angle more upwards. its really preference at this point. It's a custom install might as well as custom mount it to your preference.



On the passenger side the plat doesn't reach all the way so you have to space it out with washers or bolts or whatever you want.

[IMG]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/overdrivex/passengersideplategap_zps0ca01180.jpg{/IMG]

I used bolts to space out my plate. You don't need to re-drill the holes, but I ended up opening up the holes some so I can adjust the angle of the dash.




When done should look like this.




continues on post #12.

My car still a work in progress. I ended up having to buy a new car so I have been heavily side track from my project unfortunately.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link. I'm working on this right now. Big help!
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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ive updated the page with more content. pictures are just of the test fit. i still have to take it back apart so drill some more holes. so ill be posting better step by step pictures soon. i ran out of sun light.
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looks good.
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Thanks for update, can't wait to see the finished project.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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Please update this, I'm in the middle of doing the same thing. When I began I was under the impression it was gonna be alot easier than I realized once I had my car stripped down lol.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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Please update this, I'm in the middle of doing the same thing. When I began I was under the impression it was gonna be alot easier than I realized once I had my car stripped down lol.

sorry man the holidays have laid the smack down upon me and houston down pours didnt help. but i will be working on it this weekend and will have an update for everyone.
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-Update- Better pictures of the brackets and mounts.
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The link says there is a problem with this page.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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I updated the link. cardomain changed the way they linked their pages. i got distracted by the motor. ill be making trim pieces soon and will be updating the page with some of the custom trim pieces to hide the gaps. the hardest part is finding a place to put the wires because the 02wrx harness is bigger.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:01 PM   #11
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:04 AM   #12
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After that mounted the dash. I had to use some self taping screws to bolt the dash in since the original holes don't line up with the firewall anymore.





This isn't the best of guides, but this should at least give you an idea of what you will run into. You will end up with gaps as you can see. you will also have a gap between the firewall and the dash because it has a different curve to it. If your skilled enough nothing some plexiglass and vinyl wont fix.

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