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Postby monzacoupe » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:29 pm

Hi guys. Can anyone tell me if the dash panel is in one piece or many. Someone has cut a gapeing hole in mine to fit a radio and I think I can get something better to replace it from a local wrecker. Any suggestions?
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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby my79monza » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:43 pm

The panel is one piece.
There are two different versions.
One is for the base model without gauges (idiot lights) Speedo and gas gauge, the rest are lights.
The other is for gauges, Tach, Volt, Temp.
Which do you need and what color?
I have a red one for no gauges and two black ones for gauges.
PM me if interested.

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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:20 pm

My next question, are the dash panels interchangeable between models? Will the panel from a hatchback fit into a coupe?
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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby my79monza » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:30 pm

Unless I am totaly wrong dashpanels are not specific between hatch and notch since 75, the 75 models were by themselves I believe.
My stuff came from a 76 and it fits.
If you have the two big and two small hole panel the gauge panels interchange.
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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:27 pm

I may not be using the right term for what I'm talking about but I'm looking to replace the piece that includes the windshield wiper switch through to the glove box, including the radio and ashtray. My panel that includes the guages is intact but I have a 2x5 inch hole where the radio was plus a 2x2 inch hole next to the heater controls. I would like to replace this piece.

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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby Len » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:30 am

Ok lets try to make this easy to understand
there are 2 parts to the dash the upper padded part and the lower plastic part
you are asking about the lower hard plastic part in a monza

1975 cars had there own dash design and were hard wired to the gauges and have there own shape. Upper and lower.

!976 to 80 dashes upper and lower will interchange . How ever in these years there were 2 styles of lowers .
1 having a big speedo and large fuel gage and warning lights. ( basic Dash)
2 having a big speedo a tach with a small fuel gage along with temp, volt gauges and possibly a clock ( rally dash)

Yes both these dashes will bolt in equally but the wiring is different and so is the design of the instrument cluster hold down holes to hold the gages along with the printed circuit board on the back .

One can change from the basic to rally dash if you want to do the re wiring and change the temp sender.

Also there are basic 2 styles of uppers AC and non AC
one can convert a non AC to an Ac upper but not the other way around.

There there is the trim options on the lower dash wood grain , plain jane, polished aluminum
also there is different trim options on the upper dash above the glove box also

Now that I have shared all I know on dashes I hope it helps you in your endeavor and is easy to understand
If you need pics I can supply or if you need a lower dash I can supply that also.
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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby chevy art » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:28 pm

nice job monzacoupe and len in explaining that dash change for the monza guy. you guys are really right on the ball with explaining these cars. the guy that needs the new dash is lucky to have your help. keep up the good work guys art
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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:00 am

Len and ChevyArt, thanks very much for the detailed explanation. I've found an intact dashboard in southern Saskatchewan and will get it shipped to me. New carpet goes in this week, and will paint the armrests I've "rescued" from the boneyard soon.

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Re: dashboard/instrument panels

Postby Len » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:21 pm

Hello Rick'
Glad to here you don't have to go far for parts shipping sucks . There are a couple of prairie boys out there that might be able to help . . if not I may have what you might need . Or the rest of Us B.C. boys might.
Oh yea born and raised in Alberta.
Gad I could help and thanks to all for the complements .
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