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84 DASH SWAP by snyderman
Started on: 09-11-2020 11:49 PM
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Last post by: snyderman on 09-17-2020 07:27 PM
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Report this Post09-11-2020 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for snydermanSend a Private Message to snydermanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looking to upgrade my dash. Was out measuring dashes all day. Must have measured the dashes of at least 150 cars. Came up with 4 candidates that qualified on the basis of not being wider than 54"; 17" from window and 15 inches high from the stock console.

I specifically checked the Pontiac G6, Camry, GrandAm and Grand Prix that I've read here are swap candidates BUT THEY WON'T EASILY FIT. All of them had attached radio consoles that would ride on top of the stock console or they were too deep from the windshield. .

The only GM car that met the measurements was the Cobalt. BUT I found 3 others that also qualify. SO I would like your opinion on which of the 4 dashes I've chosen here you like best. They all have roughly the same measurements so they should all fit. You can suggest another one but I'm getting it Sunday so best to keep to what's on your screen. Price is not important as Kenny UPull sells them all dashes for the same price.


PS I am not worried about gauges since I found out they sell GPS Speedometers that are literally plug and play!!!

Based on this which dash is your favorite?



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Report this Post09-12-2020 04:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FrenchrafeClick Here to Email FrenchrafeSend a Private Message to FrenchrafeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry to be an old fart, but I quite like the Fiero dash as it is!
Why change this '80s quirkiness for something else?
Just go buy a more modern car if you want a more modern dash😉

Just my opinion which is worth it's own weight of nothing at all!

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Report this Post09-13-2020 09:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for vette7584Click Here to Email vette7584Send a Private Message to vette7584Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
if you have to do it, go with the Cobalt, keep it GM!
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Report this Post09-13-2020 09:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for snydermanSend a Private Message to snydermanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I decided on the golf. Took about three hours to remove it. Got it for $100 CAD at Kenny UPull in Montreal Canada. Included the pass. airbag that I'll sell and the radio!. I'll start a topic about the swap when I start the install.

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Report this Post09-15-2020 03:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for edfieroClick Here to Email edfieroSend a Private Message to edfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by vette7584:

if you have to do it, go with the Cobalt, keep it GM!


I guess I'm too late with my vote, but if you have to change it, then YES, keep it GM.
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Report this Post09-15-2020 04:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for da.slyboyClick Here to Email da.slyboySend a Private Message to da.slyboyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Will you be doing a custom center console along with the dash swap? I was always curious what other options could work in the smaller space of the Fiero.
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Report this Post09-17-2020 05:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am sure that the final result will be pleasing but my choice would be the 90 Fiero prototype dash that is like the earlier dash but with a half moon (semi-circle) gauge console. If we could just change that one part of the dash the car would have a more modern look. Good luck with the install.

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Report this Post09-17-2020 07:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for snydermanSend a Private Message to snydermanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thx everyone for your comments. I went with the Golf as the Chevy had a larger space around the steering column and I'm keeping that stock. I'll update you when I start the swap. I've already using a custom dash I got from West Coast Fieros a few years back so I'll be using that. Never intended to use the dash from the donor car.
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