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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:01 pm 
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As per title, is it possible lads? I'm going to mask up the dash on Monday, but I want to take out the air vents on the sides so I can do them individually. Is it possible, and how?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Yep, definitely possible. Just gently prise them out with a screw driver. Try not to do it in the middle of the sides though as they are reasonably easy to crack.

Once you prise it out a little (say 1cm or so) then just gently pull it out with your hands.

Once you've done it once, it's really easy to do - I recently fixed all my broken air vents while sitting at the traffic lights a few times on my trip to work one morning.
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:47 pm 
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Hey also, will the bottom half of the dash come apart from the top? I was outside 10 minutes just then and took a heap of screws from the passenger lower section of the dash. It came loose a bit, but still no ball. Any trick, or it's not possible?

It definately looks two piece.

 

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:46 pm 
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Hey also, will the bottom half of the dash come apart from the top? I was outside 10 minutes just then and took a heap of screws from the passenger lower section of the dash. It came loose a bit, but still no ball. Any trick, or it's not possible?

It definately looks two piece.


no. definatly not

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:08 pm 
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Mother s**t, o well, I can still mask up. Just hope the paint gets into the tiny gaps between the top and bottom sections.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:26 pm 
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Woot done. Is the Fairmont badge just stuck there?

Only issue now is pulling the stuff in the fuse box away from the dash so I spray down there and separating the glovebox so it can be sprayed.

 

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:28 pm 
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What colour are you doing the dash till? if it's to match those seats that thing is gunna look pimp... ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:04 am 
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Haha, no mate, it's going to be a satin black + cappa interior for a while. Then one day the seats will be retrimmed, and the door inserts that you can see are cappa atm.

I think i might try having a cappa Fairmont dash insert for the Fairmont badge there. Might make a nice contrast on the satin black, and match the seats and door trims. I never really thought the woodgrain looked good on that part.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:46 am 
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I wanna see some more pics when it's completed. Sounds like an interesting change.

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:12 pm 
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that little badge will not come out easy, i ended up pulling it out and fibreglassing over it. then painting it same colour as the car. looks much nicer without the badge i rekon
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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:08 pm 
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The answer is the dash is in 2 pieces BUT screwed together FROM THE BACK as I found out when I had my dash out to install climate control and high series loom and BEM :D :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:22 pm 
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Ahhh, well that would explain it then, thanks GTBob. I'll be masking the car up tomorrow, then spray paint the dash. Wonder how many cans it'll take, lol.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:52 pm 
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Progress report... lol.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:57 pm 
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i hope you know how to put that all back together :shock:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:06 pm 
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Lol, I think I'll manage. : P

 

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