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macedon
Posted 2020-11-03 10:46 AM (#605272 - in reply to #579229)
Subject: RE: Dave's 58 Imperial 4 dr hdtp



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Yesterday was just one of those days. I ended up having to take the dash out. I was hoping to avoid that but decided that it needed to be done. There had been some wiring issues in the past and some iffy repairs. So I just decided to bite the bullet. Not really what I would term a fun job. After I got it out I was pretty much annoyed and pissed off. Had to walk away. So today I got a nice surprise. This was inside the dash. Yep, no kidding. All I can figure is it fell off and they stuck it up on the dash and somehow it fell in? Not really sure, but happy to have it.



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KcImperial
Posted 2020-11-03 9:11 PM (#605290 - in reply to #605272)
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pulling the dash and iffy wiring repairs?? how bad could that be? (sorry, I feel your pain)
that emblem is a huge bonus!!
while the dash is out, you might want to double check the wires and function of the neutral start and reverse light switch on the back of the push buttons. I had to solder some connections on mine.



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58dodgecrl
Posted 2020-11-11 6:17 AM (#605529 - in reply to #579229)
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A while ago, I tried to find the thread and I couldn't, you asked if anyone had the small plastic trunk crest that they could scan to make a sticker from. I checked mine at the time and it was missing. However, I have no idea how it got there (but not complaining), I found mine in the glove compartment. Do you still need this? I think it's a great idea to scan it and upload it here, but my only problem is I don't own a scanner. Do you know if places like OfficeMax let you scan things, even if a fee?

I'm glad I'm not the only one in the situation, I have to pull the dash from my Imperial, too. I've never done it before, is there any advice you can give, or what order to go?
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macedon
Posted 2020-11-26 11:36 AM (#606060 - in reply to #605529)
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I'm sure a cellphone picture would work. They have gotten to be pretty hi-res now.

As far as pulling the dash it depends how far you want to go. Since I'm painting this car the windshield is out. I also pulled the steering wheel and dropped the column. Made life easier that way.
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macedon
Posted 2020-11-26 11:37 AM (#606061 - in reply to #579229)
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Not perfect, but meets my needs.



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KcImperial
Posted 2020-11-27 12:43 AM (#606085 - in reply to #579229)
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Very nice horn pad! Those are hard to find without major shrinkage at the ends or cracked down the middle of the vinyl.
Saw an Instagram post of someone starting to reproduce the horn pads in the Scandinavian region, never heard if they finalized them
Bonus fact for fun - 57-59 Imperials all had their own, year specific designs for horn pads
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macedon
Posted 2020-11-27 6:39 AM (#606091 - in reply to #579229)
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I used flex agent in the blue paint. Seems to work. Hopefully stand up over time.
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macedon
Posted 2020-12-15 1:02 PM (#606754 - in reply to #579229)
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Glovebox restored



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KcImperial
Posted 2020-12-15 8:47 PM (#606774 - in reply to #606754)
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Looks great, the vinyl really pops!
Don't forget the proper OEM, half-unlatched alignment when you install the door
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macedon
Posted 2020-12-15 10:21 PM (#606777 - in reply to #606774)
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Thanks. Mostly just cleaned and polished. Gold enamel mixed with clear coat over polished crown. Took my best pad and sprayed with base coat paint with flex agent added. Then SEM matte clear coat. Then treated with Eastwood vinyl treatment.
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macedon
Posted 2021-01-03 1:53 PM (#607369 - in reply to #579229)
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Clean and polish. Lot's of shiny bits on an Imperial



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