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2003 Chevey Express / Dashboard Restoration

Old October 16th, 2018, 2:34 PM
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have been searching hi and low for how to take apart the entire interior front of the cabin and put it back together. I want to restore all the vinyl trim. I have seen the videos on youtube on how to take the dashboard off to replace the radio and how to access the engine from the foot wells and center console. But what about the other vinyl trim pieces like the top of the dashboard or the passenger side vinyl panels? The picture I have included is not my van. This is just to give people an idea of what I mean because I do not have the vocabulary to describe this right. I have circled in red the pieces that I have not found a you tube video or diagram on how to take apart, restore, and put back together. BTW... my interior looks a bit more worn and faded than this photo.

Where can I find instruction on how to do this?

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Old October 16th, 2018, 11:34 PM
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You can have the yellow part off in about 10 minutes. Less time than it will take to find instructions. I think it will then become apparent how to take the red off, but I'm pretty sure it will pop straight up on clips.
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Old October 17th, 2018, 9:26 AM
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there's only two 10mm wrench size nuts in the back of the dash bezel stowage cubby that have to be removed to get the full bezel face off, it's just spring clipped in the rest of the way. It does help to put the shifter in low and you do have to be careful working it out from behind the steering column. beyond that disconnect the light switch, tow haul, and access power connectors and it's off. the 7mm sized screws that hold the rest will be visible then.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 8:42 AM
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It's a few screws, from what I remember. I have taken mine completely apart and reassembled it all. No problems. The important part is knowing the order to remove everything. First will be the dash bezel around the gauges, then the pillars at the windshield, from there the top of your dash can be unscrewed and popped off.
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