On Jan 13, 2010, at 5:12 AM, "heysamuelarnold" <email@example.com
> Thanks BenT. Yep, I meant the whole metal dash, not instrument
> cluster, and had no idea there are so many possible variants - but
> also in RHD? I ask as it's a lot lot easier to find an early 80's
> t3 being wrecked around here as opposed to a syncro being wrecked.
> In fact, if anyone knows of a syncro being wrecked, I would love to
Yes the metal dash would be compatible. I have seen all three types
even on RHD dashes.
My experience with RHD T3's is limited as I'm in a LHD country.
However, I have owned a T25 (UK T3) Singlecab with plain metal dash;
have seen a T25 Tristar with fully padded dash; driven in a RHD T3 in
Thailand with metal dash with padded leading edge. I can't speak about
what was available in OZ.
Both 2wd & Syncro share the same metal dash. The various accouterments
such as the instrument binacle, diff lock console, dash padding,
glovebox, etc. were added on to this metal base dash. The dashes with
the edge only pads Sometimes got a small plastic grill over the center
I almost forgot, even the base metal dashes came in either black or
brown. Padded dashes had an addition colour of grey.
On the subject of gloveboxes, they can be retrofitted to models which
Models that came with gloveboxes and the dealer installed German Behr
in-dash units or the US-made DPD in-dash AC were installed behind the
glovebox. AC center vents exit where the radio normally resides. I
have only seen these AC units in LHD vehicles. Perhaps the Behr was
available in RHD but I really do not know.
DPD is our own version on Prestige. The difference is DPD used factory
compressors and brackets. I'm fact the DPD appears better designed
than the Behr units that they were copied from. That's not usually the
case in my experience with knock-offs.