RESTORATION: 1969 Dashboard Repair Part 2


20140203_161306_72 Winter makes a fine time to make some repairs on our beloved Firebirds and MWF member Matt S. has been busy. The last time we checked in with him, he had rolled up his sleeves and dove into taking the dashboard completely out of his 1969 convertible. The biggest addition was swapping out the worn factory radio for an aftermarket unit. “The best part about it is I can now use my MP3 player for those long drives,’ said Matt. He also took the time to fix all the dash switches and proceeded to get the reverse lights functioning. While the dash was out, he also restored the old, faded, original steering wheel, returning it to showroom condition. He also dug into the wiring and got the horn to work too. Now that this project is crossed off his list, Matt is already thinking about what’s he’s tackling next. Matt said, ‘My next undertaking is redoing the suspension.”

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The steering wheel was reconditioned to return it to showroom condition.


Matt S. is thrilled to have his aftermarket radio installed, allowing him to listen to his MP3 player during drives.


The worn factory radio next to the shiny, new unit.

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