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Was a White dash pad and dash ever available in a 71 B-body? My memory is a bit foggy but I've seen E-body's with white dash pads / dashboards but every restored white interior B body I've seen had a black dash.

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I can't think of anyone offering a white upper dash; the reflection of light into the windshield would be nearly blinding.

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Originally Posted by RC91
Was a White dash pad and dash ever available in a 71 B-body? My memory is a bit foggy but I've seen E-body's with white dash pads / dashboards but every restored white interior B body I've seen had a black dash.


I'm thinking your memory may be foggy, as mine is sometimes, but E-bodies never came with a white dash or pad.

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Originally Posted by 318 Stroker
Originally Posted by RC91
Was a White dash pad and dash ever available in a 71 B-body? My memory is a bit foggy but I've seen E-body's with white dash pads / dashboards but every restored white interior B body I've seen had a black dash.


I'm thinking your memory may be foggy, as mine is sometimes, but E-bodies never came with a white dash or pad.



3rd gen B body have a very light tan interior option/dash top included, E body as well offered a light tan interior/dash pad...but over the decades I have seen a handful (4 total 2 -71 Cudas and 1 -70 Challenger, 1 -72 Challenger) E bodies equipped with a white interior/white dash/consoles....original in appearance/owners claimed they bought them that way...... why/when/how I don't know, but never say never with mopar

Check out the funky interior of this 72 Charger factory showcar.... someone has to have owned it at one time, I don't think Chrysler crushed EVERY showcar built over the decades..... so when someones says they had/saw _______ doesn't mean their memory isn't accurate....

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Originally Posted by DAYCLONA
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Originally Posted by RC91
Was a White dash pad and dash ever available in a 71 B-body? My memory is a bit foggy but I've seen E-body's with white dash pads / dashboards but every restored white interior B body I've seen had a black dash.


I'm thinking your memory may be foggy, as mine is sometimes, but E-bodies never came with a white dash or pad.



3rd gen B body have a very light tan interior option/dash top included, E body as well offered a light tan interior/dash pad...but over the decades I have seen a handful (4 total 2 -71 Cudas and 1 -70 Challenger, 1 -72 Challenger) E bodies equipped with a white interior/white dash/consoles....original in appearance/owners claimed they bought them that way...... why/when/how I don't know, but never say never with mopar

Check out the funky interior of this 72 Charger factory showcar.... someone has to have owned it at one time, I don't think Chrysler crushed EVERY showcar built over the decades..... so when someones says they had/saw _______ doesn't mean their memory isn't accurate....

Mike


A white Tuff wheel...I'll bet that's fun to keep clean... grin

Re: White dash in 71 B Body? [Re: 318 Stroker] #2833612
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A white dash pad would be a liability. You can hardly see out for the glare.

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Could get a partial white interior in a 71-4 B. Never a white dash
70-1 E could have a white interior but they had a black dash. E body white was more of an egg shell than pure white.

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Originally Posted by fastmark
A white dash pad would be a liability. You can hardly see out for the glare.



I'd tend to disagree, back in the day I drove a relative's Cadillac for a short period of time (1968 or 69 IIRC) that had a white interior/dash, and glare/visibility was never experienced that I can recall....

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Originally Posted by DAYCLONA
Originally Posted by fastmark
A white dash pad would be a liability. You can hardly see out for the glare.



I'd tend to disagree, back in the day I drove a relative's Cadillac for a short period of time (1968 or 69 IIRC) that had a white interior/dash, and glare/visibility was never experienced that I can recall....


Lol. I guess it depends upon where you live. In Texas, the sun shines everyday. To say it is bright, is an understatement. A piece of white paper on the dash reflects like a spotlight. I sometimes think I want a convertible. Then I realize that you need that top for a shade. Driving my little tractor around in the summertime makes you understand why they make shades/cabs for those now. I’ve got three white interior ebodies and all have black dashes.

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You want bright try Colorado. More sunshine than Florida and more intense with the higher altitude. I live at about 5000ft. which the UV's are 10% more than at sea level. Get up to 10,000ft. like at the east end of my county and were talking 20%.
White is so bright you gotta wear shades. smoke


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Originally Posted by moparmarks
You want bright try Colorado. More sunshine than Florida and more intense with the higher altitude. I live at about 5000ft. which the UV's are 10% more than at sea level. Get up to 10,000ft. like at the east end of my county and were talking 20%.
White is so bright you gotta wear shades. smoke


Lol. I usually don’t make it all the way out to where you are but I bet you are right. We go to Pagosa springs and head up to Williams creek area. I can get sunburned out fishing all day in July at high altitude if I don’t have a big hat.

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Real nice down there at Pagosa Springs. Ya I have to use lots of suntan lotion on my bald head.


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I just recently seen a all white challenger dash on the interwebs, but I can't find it now. Back in 69 one of my neighbors who worked for Dodge had a Q5 Turquoise Coronet R/T convertible with a all white interior including dash pad, and top. Granted, that was 51+ years ago and I was only 11, but I was a motor head at that age and can still picture that car (along with all the other muscle cars in my southwest Detroit neighborhood)
Anyway, I asked because my sister has a fairly solid F-3 Green 71 satellite but the interior is completely trashed. She wants it painted Q-5 with a white interior. I guess if she really want's a white dash too, She'll just have to paint / dye it, and the column.







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