68 510 Bench Seat and Dash

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Itsgonscrape
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68 510 Bench Seat and Dash

Post by Itsgonscrape » 27 Sep 2018 07:08

Hey Everyone!!!!


I currently own a 1971 510 but I have been in love with the 68 Dash setup and front Bench seating. if anyone on here knows where I can get my hands on either of these I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you



-Jay

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Re: 68 510 Bench Seat and Dash

Post by Byron510 » 27 Sep 2018 09:43

There are two types of 68 dashes, with or without the dip in the middle.

I documented this here in this thread when a fella was looking for a glove box door;

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30701&p=266496

As for the bench front seat, it was used in the 68, 3 on the tree manual L-13 510's but you'll never find one, I know of only two cars in all of North America and I own one of them. The bench seats were in many of the model year 68 automatics as well. And this is a hard piece to find for sure

The 521 and 620 pick ups could also be a source for the bench seat as well. The 620's regular cabs had a bit of a relief in the center of the bottom of the seat that would allow for the longer 5 spd if a 620/Z/ZX 5 spd were utilized.

Hope that helps.

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Re: 68 510 Bench Seat and Dash

Post by goichi1 » 27 Sep 2018 17:37

yeap! that's the hardest thing to find......I was lucky! good luck to you too, you never know where you will find one.

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Re: 68 510 Bench Seat and Dash

Post by yenpit » 01 Oct 2018 16:37

I think the USA spec 1968 had only one dash design........I've had 5 or 6 68's, all had same dash.

68 had a "brake check" button on left side. You CAN buy a moulded plastic dash cap to cover cracks.

Are you aware that the 69 dash is very similar, might be easier to find......?? Top pad is slightly different but you can NOT buy a moulded dash cap, temp & fuel gauges are flipped side to side, heater controls are vertical (68 horizontal)

TJ
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Re: 68 510 Bench Seat and Dash

Post by yenpit » 02 Oct 2018 12:25

Funny.........I just sold Jay this car!! Glad to see you are diving in head first!! 8)
72 510 4dr
80 720 pickup
LOTS of parts!
2000 Impreza Outback Sport
2002 Forester

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