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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Dash help for my 1985

I just took my 110 style A/C ducts out of my truck and am left with a scary looking dash.

A few Questions, how do I cover up all those wires?

Does anyone have a close picture of a dash all cleaned up?

And on the heater itself:

Do I need the vacuum switch to cut off flow to the heater anymore?

Or is that what the bulkhead flap/cutoff is for.

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Jim,if you read this, your parts are ready!
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Ha ha - great!

You don't need vacuum switches any more at all, just 3 cables (two to the heater box, and one to the lower dash plenum). A tip is to thread the fitting that runs into the lower dash plenum and use a nut so it doesn't pull out as easily.

You should be able to take out a bunch of wires now if you want. If not, they should tuck back into the space behind the new tray. Also, let me know if you need a center dash pod, I've got one somewhere that I can let you have. Its useful for guages and stuff since now you are missing that big mounting face.
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Sounds good jim,
I was wonering what to do with the clock, cig lighter and rear windshield wiper.
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Oh, well, the clock and cig lighters go nicely in the "oval" space in the center of the lower dash. The pod I have allows you to mount stuff in the middle of the upper dash between the vents. Its intended for mounting a radio, but you'll see them in all 97 Station Wagons used for mounting switches.
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Oh, well, the clock and cig lighters go nicely in the "oval" space in the center of the lower dash. The pod I have allows you to mount stuff in the middle of the upper dash between the vents. Its intended for mounting a radio, but you'll see them in all 97 Station Wagons used for mounting switches.
Hey... I think that's the pod I need...

willing to sell it to just anyone or do I need to get on a special JimC love list
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am i #1 on that list?

Attempted hijaking and lunch cutting?
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I was going to give the pod to Tom for free since he's hooking me up with AC parts (sorry, I didn't get a chance to call today Tom).

Its actually a complete factory radio retrofit kit. You can have the whole deal if you want (I think its got DIN brackets, speakers etc).
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Sounds good.
You did sell your truck right?
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congrats
let me know about the ac stuff, i was hoping that southampton rover was going to go take alook at it, so he could drop the a/c stuff off.
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