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Today I’m installing a Mac McNeal dash I name “Mac Daddy”. Lemme process some picks, be right back…
Ok so with the prewiring done on the harness, the original dash uprights cut away we’re ready to install the new “Mac Daddy” vinyl stretched fiberglass dash shell Here is the shell ready to go in There are 4 holes drilled in the original surface with attaching nuts and 2 “L” brackets toward the bottom. With the right side of the dash vinyl covered in the same material the shell is covered in the dash looks like it belongs The vinyl is heated and stretched for a smooth finish .. OK tomorrow I’ll show you the install of the prewired gauge clusters and radio.
So as you can see above, there has to be some modifications to the coach that will forever mean this Mac Dash will belong to this coach. It’s not uncommon for other updates to your coach mean “there’s no going back”. The same homes true with out new “top-to-bottom” front slider windows. There is a “U” channel at the front of this new window that must be modified into an “L” for the new frame to fit. Now cutting this you could still reinstall the original frames but yes, the “C” channel would be changed. Recently, we had a customer who was scared to cut this channel.. Guys look, our classic coaches are already pushing 40 years old, granted we want to have them outlive us but really…..who are you building this coach for. The answer should be for you and your enjoyment. It will not matter and will probably draw a new owner to a coach that has this new window.
Tim S. has already put some miles on his new windows and he said they were awesome Thanks Tim for the report. No wind blew in and he could actually talk to someone outside his coach without bending down to put his mouth in front of the opening window….. how nice…
So guys I gotta tell ya, if you want a nice dash, you gotta do some cutting and if you want a better driver and passenger window there will be some modification. Takes us between 1.5-2 hours for the install plus time to get the inside panel out….not bad.
There is a write-up on the install in a past Daily Pose…. look for the daily title for it.
We have 2 GMC’s who hunkered in last night here at the shop one is Craig S. and his stretch coming back from spending the winter in south Florida, the other is a full timer who is coming in for some work and attend some seminar here in Orlando. I’m off to breakfast, we’ll see ya tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by and for your support… .