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1974 CJ5 Dash? Where to find

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Thompology, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Jun 17, 2010
    Thompology

    Thompology Member

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    Does anyone know who makes a replacement dash for the intermediates? The '76 and later seems to be everywhere but no pre '76ers to be found.

    Stainless would be sweet...

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  2. Jun 17, 2010
    Agar426

    Agar426 Member

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    I'm in the middle of a '74 CJ-6 buildup and ran into the same problem. I was able to find an aluminum one from Aqualu....

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  3. Jun 17, 2010
    Thompology

    Thompology Member

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    That looks pretty sweet, Is it as sturdy as the stock dash? Like does it have the proper backing along the bottom and where the steering column mounts?
    Great price too...
     
  4. Jun 17, 2010
    Agar426

    Agar426 Member

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    Honestly, I don't recall if it has the backing for the steering column. On my column the "plate" that mounts the column to the dash came off with the column, so if I remember correctly the new dash should be ok in that area.

    However, a smaller issue, but real nonetheless is the glovebox. The factory dash has sheetmetal tabs that were stamped in for the glovebox to mount to. The aluminum dash is just an opening, with nothing to fasten the dash to. We ended up cutting out the section from the stock dash and riveting it to the new dash. The glovebox and door work great now.

    The dash, being aluminum is considerably thicker than the stock dash.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2010
    nwedgar

    nwedgar Now with TBI!

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  6. Jun 17, 2010
    timgr

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    Have you tried Classic Enterprises?

    Stainless is a lot harder to work with than mild steel, and quite a lot more expensive. The dash does not corrode... why do you want stainless?

    Replacement dashes are also made by MD Juan in the PI - the same company that makes replacement tubs. The regular Jeep retailers that sell body kits should be able to get one for you. These parts are not known for their high quality though.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2010
    Maverick

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    I had mine bent up at the local fab shop for $40.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2010
    pathkiller

    pathkiller Member

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    I have a half-eaten dash that begs to differ. I've never seen ANY part of a Jeep that is free from corrosion, dash included. The dash on the 78 rustbucket I bought for parts literally came off in flakes.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2010
    DREDnot

    DREDnot Not new to JEEPS

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    My dash has enough surface rust on the back side that all the grounding was bad. And this jeep was in AZ all its life
     
  10. Jun 18, 2010
    Thompology

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    :shock:
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    WOW!
    Those DoubleD dashes look sick! Already shot off an email to get one ordered up! Now I need to decide what gauges to run. any trick ideas?
     
  11. Jun 18, 2010
    defibvt

    defibvt Member

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    Now I got to spend more money. :)
     
  12. Jun 18, 2010
    TwilightTinkerer

    TwilightTinkerer Just a guy!

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    www.logansmetals4x4.com
    Ask for Jamie. Tell her you want 72-75 dash and pick cutouts needed. They are super folks. Oh price $189 for stainless and $139-$159 for steel depending on options.
    Lee
     
  13. Jun 18, 2010
    barely3

    barely3 Spending my retirement

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    I had one made for my 75 CJ5 by Warrior Products in Tualitin OR http://www.warriorproducts.com/contact.html . I ordered a blank one and had someone in Eugene, OR custom cut the holes with a water jet.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2010
    mikes74cj5

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    my 74 dash looks nothing like that...wondering if my dash is stock or not. im new to the Jeep scene, so maybe someone can clarify for me.

    here is mine
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  15. Jun 27, 2010
    timgr

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    Heh. The only thing your dash has in common with the factory dash is they are both made from a flat piece of steel. Very different.

    Here's the factory dash:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jun 27, 2010
    mikes74cj5

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    i was thinking that mine was custom built or off of another model. it definitely made of steel. i just noticed now where my sh!t handle is compared to the stock placement
     
  17. Jun 28, 2010
    clarkent

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    I'm going to get a blank dash and cut it to my own wants. For gauges I've already started going with the Autometer Phantom Gages. I just wired them in and they are pretty nice. Plus I can't wait to get rid of the spedo/gage cluster. Lesson learned- Painless Harness doesn't play with the spedo/gage cluster.
     
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