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Old 07-08-2017, 11:17 PM
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Default 93' Ranger I/P pulling..?

Looking at pulling the I/P (Instrument Panel) near end of the month or by middle of next month for a dash repair project seriously overdue. I am tired of looking at the California sun baked dash and being here in Nevada now, I can only assume its going to get worse and a dash mat isn't an option... So I am going to strip it down of vents and features and fill in and sand all the cracks and voids and I don't want to do that inside the vehicle. Then I am going to flock it like they do the rally cars to keep dash glare down and something a little less heat trapping (so I hope). Was considering black but I think charcoal gray would be better.

I'm just wondering any pitfalls or areas of concern I should be aware of from someones whose maybe pulled one or two before before I just get curious. What kind of headache am I in for.. lol
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: 93' Ranger I/P pulling..?

I was looking around on the Ford Explorer site 'Serious Explorations Explorer Forum' and they have a How to pull the I/P on first Gen trucks. It is under the 'How to Threads/Interior'. I think that would be helpful.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:43 PM
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I was looking around on the Ford Explorer site 'Serious Explorations Explorer Forum' and they have a How to pull the I/P on first Gen trucks. It is under the 'How to Threads/Interior'. I think that would be helpful.
Thanks, that should be relatively close enough. I've pulled I/P's before but not on a truck.. I'll google that site and lurk around for it..

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http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...f-pics.248021/

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:52 AM
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:45 AM
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One pitfall I can see happening is, getting the dry rotted brittle dash back in after the work you have done without damaging the dash further wrecking your work.

Why not install a overlay not a carpet which will cover the existing dash.

They normally cost about 150 bucks or so and does not require removal of the dashboard.

I personally wouldn't remove the dash and risk making your problem much worse unless you had to for some other work under the dash board.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:51 PM
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Would be something to think about but I really like the way the flocking looks on the dash, it will almost have an alcantra look to it which will look really sharp. I dont think I'll have too many issues reinstalling if careful enough.

You raise a good point to check out all of the dash while it is out though after going through all that trouble.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:00 AM
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You could still do what you want to do on the overlay without removing the dash making things worse for you.

At least try to find a used dash in good shape. I wouldn't mess around with your old cracked dash.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:56 AM
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Ordered flocking material this morning along with dash filler to clean up the cracks and chipped areas.. should be like clay modeling lol

Will be here in a few days but I wont get to it for at least 2 weeks due to work overflow & scheduling plus at end of month I have a night run with a backroaders club AND I have to make my last run to SoCal for the last of my property in storage.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:18 PM
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Going to pick up some wood tomorrow in order to make a stand to hold the I/P up for me so i can get started on this project. Not sure if I should just add to this post with a feature or make a whole new post as a write up. In either event, Need to make a stand to do this.

BTW I decided on a charcoal gray dash rather than the black.
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