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 Post subject: dashboard questions.
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:26 am 
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I have a 78 malibu that i'm putting back on the street. The previous owner was building a race car out of it and was gutting every bit of weight out of it he could. The car has a 10 point cage in it and it had a aluminum dash that i hated.
I got a stock dash that was junk to see if i could get it to fit with the crossbar in it. If i move the cross bar down an inch it would fit ,but i don't have a tig welder. Who makes a fiberglass dash for a malibu?


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 Post subject: Re: dashboard questions.
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:11 pm 
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Other than the race car style, I know of no others that are available. I bought mine more than 18+ years ago from "Just Dashes". I paid $500 :shock: at the time. They nolonger produce the fiberglass version, only padded replacements. As you can see, this is not a cover but a dash replacement. The yellow color is before I started the complete frame off back in 2000.

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 Post subject: Re: dashboard questions.
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:18 pm 
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That looks good. I just can't fit a stock dash with how the cross bar is installed. It's going to be a street/strip car. I just hate a plain metal dash that looks like someone went to home depot and bought furnace ducts.


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 Post subject: Re: dashboard questions.
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:34 am 
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Have you considered just removing the cross bar? Check with tech, unless your car is faster than (around) 6.5 sec in the 1/8th mile, you only need a 6 point bar.


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