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Yes, you can take it out, but it's not easy. You can drill out the spot welds with a spot weld cutter, do what you want with the dash, i.e. chrome it, and re-install it using the cut spot welds as your guide to weld back in.

Note: Don't try to do this with a cheap spot weld cutter. You will end up spending more money on them than buying a good one. I use this one for a lot of stuff, but also have an air powered cutter for the bigger jobs.

http://www.amazon.com/Blair-BLR11096-Cutters-Spotweld-Cutter/dp/B002XML5HK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1
 

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Yes, you can take it out, but it's not easy. You can drill out the spot welds with a spot weld cutter, do what you want with the dash, i.e. chrome it, and re-install it using the cut spot welds as your guide to weld back in.

Note: Don't try to do this with a cheap spot weld cutter. You will end up spending more money on them than buying a good one. I use this one for a lot of stuff, but also have an air powered cutter for the bigger jobs.

http://www.amazon.com/Blair-BLR11096-Cutters-Spotweld-Cutter/dp/B002XML5HK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1
i just want it redone painted ,i probably can have it reworked and painted with out taking it out , What do you think ?
 

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i just want it redone painted ,i probably can have it reworked and painted with out taking it out , What do you think ?
As Brian stated there is no need to remove the whole dash to paint it. Make sure you do remove the windshield as that allows you to get total paint coverage. On the cluster housing ive been taking them apart (spot welds on the inner ends) so I can wet sand and buff it once painted but even then not necessary.
 

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Yes, you can take it out, but it's not easy. You can drill out the spot welds with a spot weld cutter, do what you want with the dash, i.e. chrome it, and re-install it using the cut spot welds as your guide to weld back in.

Note: Don't try to do this with a cheap spot weld cutter. You will end up spending more money on them than buying a good one. I use this one for a lot of stuff, but also have an air powered cutter for the bigger jobs.

http://www.amazon.com/Blair-BLR11096-Cutters-Spotweld-Cutter/dp/B002XML5HK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1

Thanks Brian,

Good info,around how many spot cuttings do i need to do just to kind of figure it out ?
 
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