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Replace stock dashboard in 92-96 for Fiberwerx fiberglass

Wondering is anybody here has done replacing the original stock dashboard in 92-96 FBS for the one that Fiberwerx makes? Would be great to learn what's involved with the swap - all the wiring, gauges, vents, attachment options etc... If you have it done - got some pictures of the process?
#1 picture is the dash they make. The inspiration came after seeing this fine BKO that was at some point in past for sale. (picture #2). The dashboard is the same, just covered with leather. Thank you Milan
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I'm on their site and it's saying "no products found" and I looked under 92-96 Bronco and F-150.
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This is the dash in question. No mention of model application on it.

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This is the dash in question. No mention of model application on it.
That sounds about right. It looks like an extremely generic fit that probably requires a lot of trimming and fabbing up mounting points, vent tie-ins, etc. Looks kinda cool when finished, though. I wouldn't have guessed that's a Bronco interior, other than the glimpse of a door panel.

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They used to market that dashboard under F150/Bronco and recently changed that to generic one. Not sure why, but it is essentially the same product they have been making for years now. Have you guys looked at the 2nd picture on the initial treat starting step? There you can get a glimpse of how much better it looks in Bronco not mentioning that is does not crack, squeak and probably weight a lot less then stock one. Even without having it covered by leather or similar material it still looks much better/cleaner than the stock one. This dashboard is NOT bolt on by any means and there’s a lot of additional steps that would need to be done to make it work. That is the primary reason why I asked if anybody here had done it, to see what is involved besides the obvious. Milan
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Putting one of these in is quite a bit of work and coin. I still look and dream, and FWIW I like the McNeil Racing OEM dash.

I know you need to fab up supports for the dash itself. Most OEM stuff is not made to mount to a flush panel (dash). IMHO, gauges and wiring is the easier part. AC/Heater controls, defrost, vents, glove box can be difficult. Most run after market AC if at all.

You may want to snoop around gofastbroncos or race-desert. The guys over there seem to do it a lot more.

If you dive in, take lots if pics. Some of us may follow...

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Wow, big job.
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Miesk5 - Yep - same concept. Slightly different dash but made by Fiberwerx as well. It would be great to learn details of that dash mount.
slawson2000 - McNeil racing owner is father of Fiberwerx owner. I'll try to get some intel from GoFastBronco. Majority of their trucks are bare bone = no A/C and all other DD "things" that clutter the dashboard and make the install more complicated. But won't hurt to ask around.
As of now it seems like nobody here had done it yet. Hmmm. Milan
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I thought the owner of McNeil past away last year, but the family is continuing the company.
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And so it begun. Old dash is out...
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And this goes in... Yep Fiberwerx fiberglass dash and central console, it's just waiting to be delivered now. It's going to be fun project.
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Wow. So are you retaining your ac/heater and ventilation system?
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i do not have the stomach to attempt anything remotely that involved.

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Yes the A/C and all that stays. The old gauge cluster will not make it back. For new gauges, there will be a new set from Autometer and that included tachometer with their sensor that gets attached to alternator. For warning lights - there's going to be some sort of multi quick disconnect connector. The signal from rear axle directly into their speedometer should work. There will be many ARB type switches, cup holders etc. installed. The plan is to use 4 video cameras on the truck - 1 to see trailer hitch, 1 up above spare tire to see what's happening behind truck and 1 underneath the truck and 1 somewhere on the bumper to see immediately in front of it. That will require 2 small size LCD screens that will be installed somewhere in the upper middle section of the dash. Also 12" woofer + amp should fit in there somewhere. But will see about that. Not sure at this point if just painting the dash will be enough or if it would be better to wrap it in fake leather with some backings. It won't be done in one weekend that's for sure. Milan
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Not for me, but I am very interested in seeing your results. If you can pull it off, whether "it looks better than factory or not" will still be subjective, but no one will be able to deny all the cool added features and upgrades.

Good luck and do keep us posted on the results.

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