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    Hi everyone, I got myself a parts car today and thought i was getting a mint dash but noticed some bubbling at the top when I cleaned it up and looked at it more carefully. I have a couple of questions.

    First, is there a way to smooth out the bubbling? (The dash has no holes or cracks)

    Second, will this dash be a direct fit into my 1976 280z? (Keep in mind that the one in the parts car is from a late 260z which looks like the 280z dash, not the 240's.

    Thank you for any help or suggestions.

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    Picks of the "bubbling" would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thhorsemann View Post
    Picks of the "bubbling" would help.
    You're correct, I was going to add some pictures soon, I just got the car less than 24 hours ago. I am noticing there is a slight rippling effect depending on the angle I am looking at it from.

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    Mechanically its a direct fit. Electrically, no. Just take the dash structure from your 260, take all gauges and wiring from your current dash. That said, the gauges themselves are all interchangable with the exception of the amp/volt miss match.
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    Here are the pictures. Zkars, thanks for the information. I thought there would be electrical issues, I am thinking that it is more with the connectors and not the actual instruments within the dash? I had to rewire the windshield washer bottle to fit with my 280 which had different connectors.



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    Can you show a complete dash pic? That looks like some kind of cover to me, so I think you have a trashed dash under a cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thhorsemann View Post
    Can you show a complete dash pic? That looks like some kind of cover to me, so I think you have a trashed dash under a cover.
    I know for a fact it does not have a dash cap, I have one on my 280z and I would have spotted it immediately on this one. I will be removing it from the car and I will take a photo of the entire dash, the rest of it is mint from what I see.

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    The dashboard can be fixed but you will have to open up that ridge running behind the gauges. There is a post on the site about everything you will need to fix it. It has to be removed though. Search dashboard repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyt View Post
    I know for a fact it does not have a dash cap, I have one on my 280z and I would have spotted it immediately on this one. I will be removing it from the car and I will take a photo of the entire dash, the rest of it is mint from what I see.
    My bad, I was thinking 240 dash.

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