Dash Bezel swap?

Discussion in 'Junkyard Jewels' started by Dalton69Skylark, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    Question to those that may know. Can a 1970 Skylark dash bezel be swapped into a 1969 Skylark? I'm trying to research this by photos. But photos don't tell much more than that they may be similar enough. Looking for answers. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I can give you the 69 bezel dimensions if needed. :)
     
  3. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    That could prove useful. Yes, please.
    Thank you
     
  4. Duane

    Duane Member

    My buddy Tim was looking to do this.
    I think you can put a 70 style cluster into the steel dash of a 69..............but you would need to install a 70 style dash pad as well.
    Duane
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2020
  5. FirstBuickNut

    FirstBuickNut Member

    I want to do the opposite by putting a 69 dash into a 70. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  6. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    I may sell my '69 Bezel if I can use the '70 in my dash like I plan. I'll keep you posted as this takes shape.
     
  7. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    Did some research and found some pictures for reference points. The ones you see in primer are of the 1970 and the other are my 1969. The angles and mounting points appear identical to my eyes. There looks to be a slight difference in the cut outs for the AC. Does anyone know if that creates an issue? If this can work I'll be in need of an AC vent for the Dash now. Does anybody see something out of place between the two that I didn't catch in relation to this swap?
     

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  8. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    Here are photos of the 1970 with the 3 panel design and the 1969 with the rectangular opening to compare.
     

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  9. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    I thew in some research pics. Was your buddy successful?
     
  10. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    I invested in 1970 AC vents. Now I need a 1970 dash. Are these being made by anybody out there?
     

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