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WTB M38 Or M38a1 Dash Panel

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by Heimbig2, May 25, 2021.

  1. May 25, 2021
    Heimbig2

    Heimbig2 Member

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    I am looking for a good dash panel that uses the 4 fasteners in the corner for an M38 or A1. I don't need the gauges but everything else needs to be there. No extra holes please.

    thanks
     
  2. May 25, 2021
    PeteL

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  3. May 25, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    I saw those on ebay , but I couldn't find the retainers to hold the black out lights in place.
     
  4. May 25, 2021
    boopiejones

    boopiejones I can’t drive 55

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    I bought that exact same panel from that same seller. Mine had a couple issues - slightly warped (which can be fixed) and the screwholes for one of the blackout lights are at a slight angle (the holes should be at 12:00 and 6:00, but they’re at 11:30 and 5:30 if that makes sense).
     
  5. May 25, 2021
    Don X

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    If you send me a PM as a reminder Saturday morning I'll check my stash. I think I have what you need.
     
  6. May 25, 2021
    TonyM

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    Keys5a

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    The C&C dash panels are re-pops, I suspect made by MDJuan. They will probablty work, but OEM used ones are pretty common on eBay.
    I've purchased the dzus screws new from Midwest Military, OEM of course.
    -Donny
     
  8. May 26, 2021
    Oldpappy

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    The dash on my 67 CJ5 has been hacked up for extra gauges and other add ons. I have been thinking of using a M38A1 panel to make a custom dash out of it, mainly because I have a good set of military gauges and a speedometer.

    I do have a unmolested CJ5 dash from my parts Jeep, and will use that IF I can find a decent instrument cluster. I do not want one of the Omix units have read too many bad reviews of those. The one in my Jeep has some issues, the speedometer may work, but the gauges do not and the face is very faded.
     
  9. May 27, 2021
    DanStew

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    Donny, did you have problems with your Dzus screws being too short when trying to put the dash plate on the dashboard? I just got thoe DZUS from Midwest and i had a repop dash plate. And I cannot get the DZUS to grab and lock down, even with all kinds of force. They fit fine out of the dash plate
     
  10. May 27, 2021
    Don X

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    They shouldn't take any effort. Just line it up and give it a quarter turn. No more. No less.
     
  11. May 27, 2021
    Puddle Jumper

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    TonyM

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    for the screws not fitting... It's been a while since I had my M38, but aren't the "clips" that the screws twist into concave? Could the 4 clips be in backwards not allowing the screws to engage?
     
  13. May 27, 2021
    Don X

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    IIRC, it's not possible to install them backwards unless you install them from the front of the panel.
     
  14. May 27, 2021
    TonyM

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    In looking at the pics of the part, my memory must have failed, but I do recall that they can get wonky if not installed properly in the dash itself.
     
  15. May 28, 2021
    Don X

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    Here is what I have.
     
  16. May 28, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    Don that is what I am looking for, do you know a source for the 2 lights and the mounts for them that use the 2 bolts to secure them. Also a price?

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  17. May 28, 2021
    Don X

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    I might have a set of lights. They'll probably have to be cleaned up and rewired. Are you still running 24 volts?
     
  18. May 28, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    Not worried about the wiring, it will be 12 volt
     
  19. May 28, 2021
    Don X

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    Here is what I have. You will need to source the small bowl cap that stick out through the panel. Also the rubber bases that hold the sockets in place need to be replaced along with at least socket. Possibly both.

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  20. May 28, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    yes that is what I need, price to 99352
     
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