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Are they one-year-only because of the lower pads ?
My A-bodies so far have been '70-up, except for a '68 Barracuda (with the lower pads).
I seem to recall that the '68 upper pad extended further down than my '70-up Dusters.
Wondering if a '67 upper pad interchanges with a '68.

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Originally Posted by topside
Are they one-year-only because of the lower pads ?
My A-bodies so far have been '70-up, except for a '68 Barracuda (with the lower pads).
I seem to recall that the '68 upper pad extended further down than my '70-up Dusters.
Wondering if a '67 upper pad interchanges with a '68.


68 is unique. There is a portion at end that sort off interlocks/fit in the lower section. When you put a 69-76 you will see pinching.

67 profile is unique, but it will physically interchange with 69-76.

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Thanks - figured either you and/or Rhino would be The Word on that !

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Originally Posted by topside
Thanks - figured either you and/or Rhino would be The Word on that !


No problem.

Here is a picture showing the difference. Dark red is 69-up. Green is '68 only

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Thread with more pictures: https://board.moparts.org/ubbthread...08/1968-dodge-dart-dash-replacement.html

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Re: '68 A-body dash pads [Re: autoxcuda] #3223605
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If the length was the same, looks like the later pad could be modified to work.
But my memory is that the length of the later sides is shorter.
I have a line on a '67 pad, but that's another different style, IIRC.

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People have tried to cut the ends and make the 69-76 work, but it always looks like crap. ABC Moparts is making the 68 pads now...


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Re: '68 A-body dash pads [Re: Rhinodart] #3223609
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Thanks - At $499 & the wait, I think I might try a repair first.
I'll know more about my predicament when the car shows up tomorrow...

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I have a couple 68 pads that each have one small crack in them, can't easily tell on the one. I would let either one go for $250...


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I'll PM you.

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PG classics made pads at one point. Used to be under $500.

Still make them?

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