not exactly a mod, but i was told i should stick it in here.
i don't know how much demand there is for this, but i decided to do it anyway. i took some pics along the way when i replaced my heater core. maybe they'll help some people. i had done the heater core on my supra, so this was actually easier.
keep in mind that my truck has no A/C.
click the pics for larger versions:
the full dash before i started. (a bit dirty, heh)
full dash view from passenger's side:
pull the glove box out:
pull out the small piece under the stereo:
pull out the section under the steering column. detach the hood popping cable, and pull out the vent that goes to the upper left vent.
pull the surround for the stereo/climate control. remember to pull the knobs off the climate control, otherwise when you pull it off, they'll fly everywhere!
pull out the stereo:
pull out the instrument cluster:
pull the four (14mm?) bolts holding the steering column up to the main dash support. (the huge metal bar) let the steering wheel drop down onto the driver's seat.
pop the dash out. (make sure you drop the steering column first!)
here's what the steering column looks like dropped out:
remove the bolts/nuts for the two supports for the stereo area, then remove the two fasteners from the passenger's side of the large support bar, and the two bolts/two nuts, and pull it out through the passenger side door.
another of the bar removed:
duct between the blower motor and heater core removed:
i didn't get pictures of having the actual core out, as my hands were quite greasy from helping my friend put rotors, calipers and pads on his '91. so here's the new core installed with new weather stripping from the local hardware store. i also got a new gasket for the extension pipe for the core, and a new clip just for good measure.
and here's the finished product, with everything back in and functioning properly.
install is the reverse of removal.
hope that helps someone!