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Old 11-12-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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ACE 30.2 Behind the Dash

Thought I would post these Pictures of what is behind your dash on a 30.2, I could not help but laugh as I removed it. I finally had enough of the squeaks and bouncing coming from my dash so I removed it and found that nothing was attached to anything else that was solid. what had screws in it the screw had either missed its intended target or had pulled apart.
I didn't take pictures of the outside that you could see up front by the windshield but the entire front half had come apart and dropped about 3 inch's and you could see outside by the radiator. The Black spray in foam that they used was the main culprit of the squeaks any place it touched plastic squeaked like crazy when moved.
I removed all the spray foam and replaced with silicone caulking where needed and repaired any broken or detached mounts "all of them" now driving down the road the dash does not make a sound. Very pleased with the outcome, I also found that the floor pan under front seats on the bottom side was coming loose and vibrating so I replaced all the screws with larger self taping metal screws and then sprayed the panels underneath with rubberized spray world of difference.
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:05 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:12 PM   #4
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That first pic with all the black HVAC hose everywhere looks like something out of the movie Brazil! LOL
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:47 PM   #5
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I was amazed by the poor carpentry work that went into building the under dash area.
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:36 PM   #6
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Unfortunately under the dash of our Windsport doesn't look any better!!!
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And it looks almost identical to the area underneath the dash of my Hurricane. The only difference is that they used metal components instead of the wood under your dash. But hardly anything is attached to the metal members, everything just "lays" on top of them.
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:32 AM   #8
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How'd you do it

I've been thinking about doing something similiar. Any info/more pics you could give me on how you got the dash apart would be greatly appreciated. Did you happen to notice if you can access the bolts for the mirrors?
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:24 PM   #9
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I've been thinking about doing something similiar. Any info/more pics you could give me on how you got the dash apart would be greatly appreciated. Did you happen to notice if you can access the bolts for the mirrors?
Halibut214, I didn't take any more pictures, I should have taken a picture of the area by the windshield that you could see outside. The dash comes out pretty easy, start with the radio and a/c controls then the laptop table on the passenger side, Once those are out all that is left is the Instrument panel. there isn't much holding any of it in "which is the problem", as for the side mirror's mine has screws on the outside under the chrome caps that attach to the aluminum studs in wall.
Make sure to mark the HVAC hoses they are a tangled web of crap.
The Radio area and the instrument panel are secured with very small nuts on the back side.
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Old 10-24-2020, 01:11 PM   #10
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Thanks. These post were very helpful.
My dash board also has a foam sounding squeak, particularly when the temperature is cold.
My dashboard panel light fell out of its socket. I have wrestled with getting in back to its socket. Canít find it. I guess I will have to remove the dashboard.
Thoughts on this?
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