What were the '64 Ranchero dash options?

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  1. Blanco

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    I've got a hacked dash where my stereo goes & because of this have been thinking about a dress trim dash option, yet wonder it that was ever offered in 1964?

    Here is what my current dash looks like?
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  2. Blanco

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    Was thinking of something like this?

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  3. Bryan59EC

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    Probably be a lot easier to get a patch to repair the
    existing dash. (About $25 at virtually any Falcon or Mustang supplier)

    First---you would need to locate the trim pieces---and the retaining nuts.
    (probably not gonna happen)

    You would then need to locate a glovebox door (the metal doors are different)

    Then you would need to locate and drill some very large holes in the dash
    (close to 5/8") in 4 places----2 under the radio and two in the end piece near the passenger door.

    I was going to remove mine as the trim is pretty grungy (but in good condition otherwise) until I took it off for painting.
    Way too much work to fill all the holes and source a correct glovebox door.

    So now----I get to send my trim off to a plater to restore it.
     
  4. Blanco

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    I figure the only way to repair my dash correctly would be to get new metal & weld it in & grind it all flat & then be forced to repaint the whole dash anyways, don't sound to cheap & easy.

    Don't see it costing $25.00?
     
  5. ribald1

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    Painting the dash without removing it isn't as big a deal as getting the dash out and back in.
    The only hard part is properly masking at the bottom of the windshield area.
     
  6. HuevosRanchero

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  7. Huevos

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    Man I Hate Bad Stereo Hack Jobs..
    Seen too many Dash's and Door panels with terrible Machete marks..
     
  8. MaxInValrico

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    Exactly, if you can't do it right, don't do it at all.
     
  9. T16592

    T16592 In Fourth Gear PLATINUM MEMBER

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    The deluxe dash option can hide a cut up dash. While you are looking for a 1964, here are pics from my 1965. The design on the surface is different but they are the same under. It's a choice that my be easier than welding in a patch panel :D

    Here is a front view to show how close the deluxe plastic face plate opening covers around the radio.
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    Here is a view under the dash to show that the factory drilled holes in the metal dash to mount deluxe plastic face plate.
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