Q: Firewall Padding Removal
My firewall interior padding is in sad shape and I think there is some rust back there which I would like to repair. My question is how do I remove the dash to get to that area and replace everything. It looks like the dash is welded to the body without any way to remove it short of cutting it out and welding it back in?
Another question. How to I remove the parking brake assembly. Is it riveted into the Firewall, or are there some tricky bolts which are in some utterly unaccessable location which I need to remove.
A: To replace the firewall padding you do NOT need to remove the dash. But, you do need to remove the following: Air/Heater box, steering column, or anything else that is bolted through the padding and into the firewall.
The Air/Heater box is a difficult task with an assembled car. the bolts located under the passenger side fender is next to impossible to reach without removing the fender. It can be done so just take you time.
The parking brake is bolted in three places: one bolt on the bottom of the dash and two nus on the motor side of the firewall. These two are partially hidden if you have power brakes. look between the booster and slightly under the fender to the right of the wiring block. Once the pedel assembly is loose the cable is easily detached.
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