My 1972 Gen2 build

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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    My dash pad is only missing one clip and its in extremely good shape. One of my best craigslist finds. But a little tip to everyone, reach behind the dash and pinch the clips and slowly push them thru the holes. AND to get the side vents out there are 2 clips on them(top and bottom) that hold them in the dash, press the top one down and push the vent thru a little and then pull out and up.

    Also yes there are bolts holding the dash in place but no it does not come out, its spot welded on that top flange that the dash pad sits on
     
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    Paint got delivered while i was out of town this past weekend. But i had Monday off and got to painting the dash. Im very VERY happy with the results, still need to go back and unmask everything and see what all got overspray on it.

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    I believe this one was after the 4 coats of color and 3 coats of clear. Terrible fuckin picture but you can get an idea of what its looking like
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    Not sure how good the video quality is but heres a short clip.

     
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    Sparkly :applause:
     
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    Whoa! Didn't see that coming! I'm curious to see the end result when you replace the plastic bits!

    I've had the idea of having the knobs for the headlights/hazards machined out of metal! Something like this would be pretty neat.

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    You and me both. Im going to attack it this weekend and hopefully get it all put back together and cleaned up. As far as the knobs go, i actually want to get some laminated teardrop knobs. Gotta find someone who makes them, i dont really care for the ones mooneyes has.
     
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    took 2 weekends but the rear is done, still need to mount the air management, wire, plumb and then attack the front. Still not sure what il be doing for the bed floor but for now its got a giant hole.
     
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    Full Send!! Is that a first gen I see in the driveway?
     
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    Lol. And no its my friends Datsun 521
     
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    So I’m in the process of installing my hub but once the hub makes contact with the column you horn goes off. Why is that?
     
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    On mine if i remember right i had to adjust the contact on the column. Honestly cant remember tho. Its been a while
     

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