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05-07-2013, 05:42 PM
Okay well i have been looking and looking i rem there would be alot of guides before the site went down but i come again asking what do u guys use for the metal wont rust anymore? also on removing dash is there a guide and on painting deferential i really dont want it black more like greyish is there any good things out there u guys can help me ou t

05-07-2013, 07:38 PM
There are quite a few products out there that stop rust from spreading. POR 15 sells Metal Ready http://www.por15.com/PREP-READY/productinfo/MRG/

Eastwood has their own brand http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-rust-converter.html

I've used the POR15 stuff, and it works pretty good. Just be warned, follow the directions explicitly, it's some nasty stuff..

05-08-2013, 01:02 PM
The very best "guide" that will help you perform most projects on your car is a factory service manual. These are available in either a CD format, or a printed manual format on ebay. A factory service manual will give you excellent instructions on how to remove and reinstall many of the parts that I will mention below.

I also want to mention that even though you're working on a 1969 Coronet 2 door hardtp if I remember correctly, any of the information that refers to 1966 and 1967 Charger's and Coronet's will be the same basic work needed on your 1969 Coronet. The individual parts will look different from one model year to another, but the removal process will be very similar when working with the 1966 through 1970 B-Body cars.

With that being said, removing the complete dashboard assembly is not an easy process on our older Mopars due to how they are bolted into the body and even the factory service manuals do not cover the complete process involved, because it's not something that is done very often, especially back when these cars were newer and being serviced at Chrysler dealerships. If you feel like you must remove the complete dash assembly, here are some of the major steps that will be required and more may be required depending on how your specific Coronet is optioned.

I would also highly recommend that if you do go through all of the work to remove the complete dash assembly, remove it as a complete unit, rather than taking it apart piece by piece inside of the car, as once the complete assembly is out of the car, you will then be able to take lots of digital pictures to document where each and every part is located and how each part is attached to the dash shell.

Another really helpful tip, is to document EVERY nut, bolt, washer and part as you remove it from the dash shell. Also do yourself a huge favor and buy a few boxes of various small to large sized plastic zip-lock baggies to put as many of your dash parts into as possible. Trust me, if you do not do this, you WILL forget where some of those piles of unmarked and undocumented parts go when you are ready to reassemble your dash.

Here are some of the major steps you will need to do to remove your complete dashboard assembly.

(1) Remove all of the inside front windshield and A-pillar moulding trim. (this is covered in the factory service manual)

(2) Unbolt and lower the steering column assembly down from the dashboard assembly. (this is covered in the factory service manual)

(3) Remove, or disconnect all misc parts that are attached to the dash assembly and other parts of the car, such as the speedometer cable, all wiring harnesses, fresh air vent cables, etc.

(4) Remove front bench, or bucket seats. This is not absolutely required, but it will give you much easier access to work on the dash assembly and moulding trim. (this is covered in the factory service manual)

(5) Some heater and factory air conditioning duct work and other misc parts may need to be removed, or disconnected depending on how your car is equipped. (this should all be covered in the factory service manual)

(6) Remove all exterior windshield moulding trim. (this is covered in the factory service manual)

(7) Remove the front windshield glass. (this is covered in the factory service manual, but I'd recommend having a professional glass company do this for you if your windshield glass is in good condition and you will be reusing it)

(8) Remove the front windshield gasket. This gasket is usually not reusable, so you will need to purchase a new aftermarket replacement gasket. (removal of this gasket is covered in the factory service manual)

(9) With the front windshield glass and gasket removed, you should now be able to see and remove all of the fasteners that hold the dash assembly in the car. This is not covered in the factory service manual, but below are a couple of pictures of a friends 1967 Charger after he had removed all of the above parts. If you look closely, you can see some of the fasteners that hold the dash shell to the cowl area. 1966 and 1967 Chargers do not have identical dashboard assemblies to either the 1966 or 1967 Coronets which are also slightly different from 1966 to 1967 and your 1969 Coronet will have different looking dash parts, but as far as removing the dashboard assemblies go, all of the 1966 through 1970 B-Body cars are very similar, so if you would like to follow the extensive restoration work being done on this 1967 Charger, here is the link where you can check it out. http://www.mymopar.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15968


Another picture with the dash assembly removed.


I hope this information helps you, but please do yourself a favor and go purchase a copy of the factory service manual for your car before you do anything else.

Ebay auction link for a 1969 Charger, Coronet and Dart factory service manual in a printed book format.



Ebay auction link for a 1969 Charger, Coronet, Dart, Polara and Monaco factory service manual in a CD format.


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1969-Dodge-CD-Shop-Manual-Charger-Super-Bee-Coronet-Dart-Polara-Monaco-Repair-/09/%21B96g+mgB2k%7E$%28KGrHqZ,%21lUEy+jCzLSgBM7H1g8Z5 g%7E%7E0_12.JPG


05-08-2013, 06:15 PM
for rust coating, I use zero rust. its the same as por15 but cost half the price.

05-09-2013, 05:00 AM
thank u guys alot i will buy that and the manual i really want to finish this by next year and see if i can talk my uncle to do the paiting and dents :]

05-13-2013, 12:56 AM
okay guys sorry if this sound stupid but i have also been looking for a better way to hide the original wires i know alot of people would keep them original but i want a nice look what did u guys use for ur electrical wires evreywhere around the car?

05-13-2013, 12:58 AM
wow that service manual is right down the street from me :] i live in the riverside county

05-13-2013, 10:14 AM
wow that service manual is right down the street from me :] i live in the riverside county

Hello Manny,

I usually give the Ebay links for the factory service manuals because it's easier for most folks to buy them that way, but since you're so close to them, here's all of the contact information for Faxon Auto Literature which is the company that I recommend on the Ebay auctions. They are licensed by Chrysler to reproduce these factory service manuals, as well as factory parts books and factory owners manuals and other similar material. As a reminder, Faxon offers most all factory service manuals in both a CD format, or a printed book format, ,so you have a choice.

I've used them for many years and I think that you'll enjoy doing business with them also.





Faxon Auto Literature
3901 Carter St.
Suite 2
Riverside, CA 92501-1054
Toll free phone number: (800) 458-2734

05-14-2013, 12:45 AM
thank you so much