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Old 03-08-2016, 03:47 PM
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I thought I was one of the only ones having a problem with the fit of the molding behind the windshield. Now I feel better about the fit I ended up with. Like Howard, my dashpad was installed years ago and now I've finally got it installed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:56 PM
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Do you have any pictures of your show car? I looked in our Rides and didn't find anything. Would love to see it.
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In over 25 years I have only seen one dash pad that fit correctly. I asked how it was done, and the restorer told me that he spent a lot of time working with the dash pad manufacturer to get it right. They claim to use 'Original Ford Tooling', but you can see the results on every Squarebird that has a new dash pad. With my Show car I spent an awful lot of time trimming foam, heating, stretching and fitting but was only able to get the groove very close to the molding. Since your windshield is out you have another option to use in addition to trimming the foam-move the molding until it fits the groove, and if you are satisfied with the gap between the molding and the windshield gasket, drill new holes for the molding (flat black paint in the gap makes the gap less noticeable). When I'm working with a dash pad that someone else replaced, I've moved the molding as far rearward as I could and still be able to reach the holes with the screws, not perfect, but less noticeable. If I had the time, I would make moldings that were an inch wider to deal with this problem.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:06 PM
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I thought I was one of the only ones having a problem with the fit of the molding behind the windshield. Now I feel better about the fit I ended up with. Like Howard, my dashpad was installed years ago and now I've finally got it installed.
Nyles
The pad was replaced several years ago, I was just in the last year able to get back to trying to get the car on the road.After the Paint guy got done it was at my friends shop and they were putting the interior back together, Only when it Got here to My shop did I notice things not fitting correctly
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Ive decided to just leave it alone since its already back in the car . Doesn't appear I would gain much by redoing it.
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Need advise . Windshield is still out of my bird, looks like there is plenty of room to take a carving knife and reach back under that pad and trim some. Will i mess it up or help?
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If it's too far from the windshield trimming the padding from the end isn't going to help much. It needs to be trimmed at the front of the dash.

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If it's too far from the windshield trimming the padding from the end isn't going to help much. It needs to be trimmed at the front of the dash.

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