WC 1/2 dashboard help

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Galen
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WC 1/2 dashboard help

Post by Galen »

Hi all,

Been a while but Ive now getting back to my WC 12 working the cab interior. Could some nice person post some clear pics of the dashboard? Not sure which gauge cluster goes where and the knobs.

Also The firewall pad I purchased seems rather flimsy cardboard- expensive too. Has anyone covered it with waterproof vinyl in OD? Anything special I need to know to attach it- I imagine the steering wheel col must be detached?

Thanks in advance,
Galen
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Re: WC 1/2 dashboard help

Post by Gordon_M »

The best illustrations of the dash are in the manuals - you should be able to find some images online.

The dash pad is a complete pain. Far better installed on a stripped firewall but it can be worked slowly into place without removing anything - I think you need to make one extra slit to get round the main wiring harness, or disconnect / reconnect. Don't expect it to be fast or easy. Touch up paint when installed.
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