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HEAVYChevy915_1.00 01-07-2013 11:52 PM

1965 el Camino dash problems!!!
 
Ok so I finally decided to start the whole dash/wiring replacement on my elky. One big problem...the entire passenger side was rusted to ****!!! I'm not talking about the dash pad, I mean the actual dash panel that's made of metal and welded to the body! Worst part is that no one makes these anymore. I already pulled the dash out so it's basically firewall and some wires among other things. Question is, does anyone know where I can get this part? Dvap wants about 500 and won't even send pics first. Am I stuck getting something custom and not so great or am I stuck searching for years to come?

DanTwoLakes 01-08-2013 10:14 AM

Your '65 El Camino is identical to the '65 Chevelle forward of the "B" pillars, so check with the Chevelle web sites.

HEAVYChevy915_1.00 01-08-2013 10:33 AM

I started looking into that a day or two ago but still no luck. Just a bunch of clutter about dash pads. Good advice though!

V8&4spd 01-08-2013 12:45 PM

Any 64-67 A body dash will fit in there, it might not be stock but it's a option.

HEAVYChevy915_1.00 01-08-2013 01:14 PM

Wow v8&4spd! I knew A bodies had a lot of matching parts but I wasn't sure about this one. That helps a million! I'll let u all know what dash I choose!

V8&4spd 01-08-2013 01:35 PM

I put a 65 Pontiac dash in a 67 El Camino. There was more cab room after I swapped dashes. Just use a cut off wheel and cut near the windhsield.

V8&4spd 01-08-2013 01:43 PM

Some of the gauge openings are standard size GM. You can use gauges from a 2nd gen F body if you want. You can also use different speedo readings all the way up to 160 mph.


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