'71-'74 dash vent removal?

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    71charger_fan Well-Known Member

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    Are the vents int he dash insert in the '71 to '74 cars removable in a non-destructive way? I bought an extra insert from a member and want to experiment with putting a vinyl wrap on it but need to get the vents out of my way first.
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    There are little tabs that hold it then in place. Challenge is after so many years, things are brittle and metal is stuck. Hopefully, someone will chime in and provide a good way to remove them. You could make a template for the wrap and mask off the vents.
    I gave up trying, and decided since I had painted my dash black, it would look better black than the carbon fiber I have elsewhere.

    good luck!

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    Here's the back of the vents. I'm tempted to try and push the metal pins through.
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    Yes you can push out the little pins and they come right apart. I use a 90* awe to push them out.
     
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      I've tried pushing the pins through and they won't budge. Given the age of the piece, I'm very afraid of breaking the piece.
       
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      Today, I decided the vents were either coming out or I was breaking the piece. I tried and failed three times yesterday to wrap it with the vents in it. The two pins on the ends I was able to put a small socket over the heads and start them out with a pair of pliers. The middle pins I was able to knock out with a small hammer and thin drift. So, they do come apart, but the design of the pins makes it a little difficult to just push them through.
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        Glad to see progress. Maybe a little WD40 would help.
         
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        i gave you a like because of this statement "I decided the vents were either coming out or I was breaking the piece. I tried and failed three times yesterday". i finally figured out how to remove a 72 Charger Brougham door pull strap using the Joe Pesci "Casino" method. . after having spent $50 on shop literature.
         
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