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neb75ta

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Dash bezel square insert
« on: June 09, 2010, 11:24:26 AM »
I need the little square that is in the bottom right corner were the rear defrost switch goes I believe.I just want to fill the hole any idea's?

Grand73Am

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 02:04:34 PM »
I've seen used ones sometimes on eBay. Or if that piece itself doesn't show up, you might could find a cheap dash bezel and cut a piece of it out to use for the hole.

Or look up and contact a member here. His TAC name is "rcombs" and he restores the dash bezels and little filler plates. Use the search function to find one of his postings and you can send him a personal message by clicking on his name. He might have one to sell you all ready to go.
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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 02:25:41 PM »
For a 1975 Model, they would come in 3 flavors, no holes, 1 hole and 2 hole.

neb75ta

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 10:40:02 AM »
I can't seem to find any anywhere. I'll keep looking.Didn't know if you guys maybe fill it in with a black plate or something else.

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 10:44:03 AM »
did you try contacting "rcombs" here on TAC?
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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 10:48:11 AM »
Randy makes his own when one isn't available and he should be able to help you.  I will say that he is on vacation at this time and won't be reachable until after June 15th.  He just did a bezel for me a month ago and it looks fantastic.

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 10:39:04 PM »
I've got a few.
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1978 Skybird 350
1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
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neb75ta

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 12:18:54 PM »
I've got a few.

I'm PM'd you how much? Thanks!

81Blackbird

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 05:13:33 AM »
I bought the Dash Filler Plate PN A8100329 earlier this year from C.I.  After a month or so after the install I noticed that something wasn't right with it.  Problem was that the pattern design of the machined swirls were upside down.  Contacted Chris at C.I. and he wanted to have a picture or two for his investigation.  After a week he called back.  He said he had pulled several pieces and all were upside down.  He gladly refunded the price of the plate and is now in contact with the vendor.  I guess someone placed the blanks upside down in the machine and no one checked the run when it was completed.



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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 01:47:30 PM »
1979 Trans Am - 455

Grand73Am

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 02:00:28 PM »
Restore a Muscle Car has these for sale also.
https://store.restoreamusclecar.com/1970-1981-pontiac-trans-am-dash-bezel-delete.aspx

Ah, but those are the ones that are made wrong. They have the swirls upside down.
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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 06:15:30 AM »
Restore a Muscle Car has these for sale also.
https://store.restoreamusclecar.com/1970-1981-pontiac-trans-am-dash-bezel-delete.aspx

Ah, but those are the ones that are made wrong. They have the swirls upside down.

Dang.....
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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 06:49:10 AM »
The ones from Classic are wrong, I just reswirl them to the correct pattern...Muscle Car Industries made a run of those that were all wrong (including the shift plates) , that is who Classic gets them from....Ames has a different supplier and theirs are correct...I can fabricate them for anybody that needs one..but am finding due to time constraints it is easier just to purchase those pieces sometimes...

Re: Dash bezel square insert
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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2017, 12:35:16 PM »
Interesting, I spoke with the guy that makes them for Ames at the TA Nationals...his samples there were correct...

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 12:55:25 PM »
Interesting, I spoke with the guy that makes them for Ames at the TA Nationals...his samples there were correct...

Maybe the are now. That disclaimer on the ad is dated from 2011.
Steve F.

81Blackbird

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 02:19:38 PM »
Called Ames Performance today and they got a new batch in just this month.  It still has the wrong pattern on it.

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2017, 06:59:01 AM »
That's funny. I bought mine through classic a couple years ago and saw y'all talking about this, so when i was driving the car the other day. I glanced at that piece and its done wrong too. lol. Oh well. Might get it corrected one of these days. Having too much fun driving this thing.
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81Blackbird

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2017, 01:59:12 PM »
Called FBW yesterday and they were unaware of the problem.  Said no one every mentioned it.

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2017, 02:43:03 PM »
I need the little square that is in the bottom right corner were the rear defrost switch goes I believe.I just want to fill the hole any idea's?

That is where I put the light for my Hurst Line Loc. I also put a toggle switch there with a label "Trick Switch". It wasn't hooked up to anything, but everybody had to ask about it. I think I even told a girl or two that it was for the ejection seat.

You probably do not want to do the same, but thinking about your question jogged my memory and made me smile. And you never know, someone here may have seen this and it may lead to finding my car.
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81Blackbird

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2017, 03:32:15 PM »
Good one.  I  PM Mr. RCombs to see what he can do.  I'll look out for those switches at the next C&O show.
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81Blackbird

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Re: Dash bezel square insert
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2017, 12:19:31 PM »
Rec'd the plate back from Randy C today.  Did an excellent job. 


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