Dash Pad Ford Tooling 1965

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Product Description

Ford Tooling Dash Pad for all 1965 Mustangs.

Don't let a faded or cracked dash pad mar the interior of your 1965 Mustang! You can easily replace this piece with this new Ford Tooling Dash Pad, available from CJ Pony Parts!

Features & Benefits:
- Made from Original Ford Tooling
- Superior Quality, Shape and Fitment
- Made Out of High-Quality Materials
- Factory-Style Texture
- Available in Six Different Factory-Style Interior Colors
- Direct Fit Replacement

This Dash Pad is made out of high-quality materials using original Ford tooling! It offers superior quality, shape and fitment, and it even retains the original's nice-looking factory-style texture! You'll find that this direct fit replacement isn't too difficult to install, and you'll love how nice your Mustang's interior looks after you're done putting it in. It comes in six different factory-style interior colors — black, blue, dark red, ivy gold, parchment and red — so it'll be easy for you to find the perfect color to match your Mustang's interior!

Please Note: This dash pad does not come with new hardware. You can re-use your original hardware or order new hardware. Please see CJ Pony Parts # HW309.

In your Mustang, what kind of condition is the dash pad and its trim in? If it is typical of other Mustang dash pads and trim from many Mustangs, it might look rather faded or cracked. CJ Pony Parts stocks plenty of dash pads, trim and accessories for your Mustang, so you can give this area a major appearance upgrade.

Order a Ford Tooling Dash Pad for your 1965 Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Installation Instructions


Difficulty: Moderate

Mustang Applications

This product will fit the following Ford Mustang years:

Product Reviews

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Dash Pad Ford Tooling 1965 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic compared to the other aftermarket pads This pad fits great, and looks fantastic. The only reason I scored it down one star is becasue the dash holes did not line up at all. I would have rather punched my own holes. I had tried to use the other cheaper pad, and it did not fit at all. This one slips on like a glove, and looks great. install was moderate, but not difficult.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit!!! Absolutely a must have if your dash pad is cracked. Easy to install and looks amazing. Perfect fit!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and finish The Ford tooling dash is a great looking dash when installed and a great upgrade to your old beat one. The pre drilled holes for the '65 on the driver side lined up fairly well, the passenger side holes were way off and I had to make new ones. I only gave a 4 quality because of the off punched holes, other then that it is great.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Improvement Over 50 year old Pad The old pad was in very poor shape and pretty much disintregrated when I took it out. This new pad fit very well with only minor trimming due to pad comes with extra material around the edges so you dont have the gaps. Only issue is the stock nuts that hold it in the middle didnt fit, different thread pattern.
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit nicely with very little trimming Definitely get the Ford tooling Dash Pad as it fits much better than the other Dash Pads I have tried in the past. Texture is better as well. Could use something between the metal dash and pad to hold it's form (I used some cardboard), but not a big issue.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1965 dash installation ford tooling Do yourself a favor and spend the extra on the Ford tooling dash. My car didn't have a pad on it ,so the install only took about 30 minutes hardest part was locating 2 of the screw holes for the top windshield trim. Fits perfect very satisfied!
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a finishing touch Fits good and makes dash look good. The downer was the holes for the clips and screw for chrome molding didn't quite line up perfect. Was able to get it in.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit I bought this for my 1965 Mustang Convertible and it fits and looks AWESOME!
Date published: 2015-05-14
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Product Questions

I only see a black pad. Do you have color options? Mine is original dark red.

Asked by: stvlarue1
Here is the link to the dark red dash, http://www.cjponyparts.com/dash-pad-ford-tooling-1965/p/PAD11-V/
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-11-09

Can the dash pads be painted to match car color?

Asked by: clhaney
Yes, you would have to use a vinyl prep and vinyl dye.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-10-07

Are these available in Medium Palomino? If not can anyone provide what variety of paint is would be used in this application? Thank you.

Asked by: wheat
You will need to dye the dash, here is the link to the dye, http://www.cjponyparts.com/interior-dye-1965-1973/p/DYE6473-V/. You will also need this prep, http://www.cjponyparts.com/vinyl-prep-spray-13oz-aerosol-can/p/PTVP/.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-06-23

I have the palomino interior and in need of a new dash pad for my 1965 mustang. Would the parchment me the best option?

Asked by: Olmeda4mustang
Parchment may be to light, you may have to use an interior dye to get the right color.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2015-12-09

I have a 65 Mustang that has Caspian blue paint on the outside and inside the car. Will the blue on this pad match or do you recommend a different dash pad. The "Soft" interior is white.

Asked by: pankrati0s
We only offer one color blue in that dash pad, another alternative would be to dye one to your choice of colors.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2015-11-04

Will this fit a 66? I like the smoother profile better than the 66 style.

Asked by: sparticus1701
It might, but the colors won't match. You really want PAD12-V for the perfect match.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-06-05

will original hardware fit with this dash pad? is this one worth the extra money over the repo one? thanks

Asked by: 64stang
It's going to be a bit higher quality and the standard reproduction. The original hardware would work, or you can just get a new set for a few dollars....just look up CJ part # HW309
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-04-13

A review up top mentioned that the two center bolts were not the same thread as the original nuts. Is this true??? If so this makes resto jobs much harder having to go to the hardware store for every bolt that is not like the original.

Asked by: jws66m
I think that was a very isolated case. We sell quite a few of these dash pads without issue. If you're concerned, however, snag a set of the dash pad screws (HW309), which will match perfectly and really aren't expensive at all.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-03-31
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Product Video

Dash Pad Ford Tooling 1965 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: We've already upgraded the radio, the speakers, and the antenna on our Weekend Wrench project car. Today, we're going to continue the interior upgrades with this Ford Tooling Dash Pad. Cracked and warped dash pads are very common in 1960s Mustangs like our 1965, so follow along. We're going to show you how to install one.

This dash pad was made from original Ford Tooling, so it's going to be an exact copy of our original pad, right down to the grain inside the vinyl. Flipping it over, it has the correct studs for installation. It even has the Ford logo embossed on the inside. For this installation, you'll need a phillips- head screwdriver, a short or right angle phillips-head screwdriver, 1/4" ratchet, short extension, 3/8" socket, panel removal tool, pick, plastic pry bar, flashlight, and a razor blade.

We're ready to install our new dash pad. The dash pad in our 1965 is actually not in that bad of shape, but it's an aftermarket reproduction, so we want to upgrade to the Ford Tooling piece. The dash pad is held in by these brackets above your glove box, and above the cluster, and two more brackets on the windshield. You'll also have to remove your speaker grill, and your speaker, to pull out the dash pad. I'm going to remove the two screws holding our dash speaker grill in. A short or right hand screwdriver will make this a lot easier. Now I'll remove the four screws holding in our speaker. Since our speaker is soldered to our terminal here, we're going to slide it through the dash, and rest it on top of the stereo. That will allow us to pull our dash pad out.

Now we're going to pull out the brackets between the and the windshield. I'll remove the trim around our gauge cluster. Once you have the screws off, your two door panel screw clips in the middle have to be removed as well. That will leave the pieces above our glove box. The clips are a little tighter on this side, so we're going to use our door panel removal tool to get them off. The last hardware holding in our dash pad, is going to be these two studs. There's one on each side. Now we're going to remove the clips that hold in our defroster vents. Simply push up from underneath and they'll pop right out. On the outside one here, you can use a pick to give you a hand. Defroster ducts are normally going to be clamped on. At some point in time, ours were taped, so we're going to remove the tape so we can get them off. Now we're going to pull down on the center here to release the two studs from the dash, and remove our old dash pad. Since we found our defroster hoses were taped to the top, we checked the bottom, they're also taped up down here. While we have our dash pad apart, we're going to put a new set in from Scott Drake.

Now we're ready to begin the installation of our new dash pad. We're going to start by laying the pad on top. Get these two studs aligned with the bottom of the dash, and use them as anchors to install everything else. We're going to install some quad washers and nuts on the back of the studs. You want to tighten these down snug. Be careful not to over tighten them, since the stud is in the vinyl it can strip easily. The bottom of the dash pad is pre-drilled for four of the five holes to put our molding on. We're going to start with the clips in the center. You want to kind of push down and in on the pad, to line up the holes with the metal hole in the dash. You want to get everything lined up here, again, the hole in the dash with the hole in the pad. Again, these molding are fairly thin, get them snug, no reason to over crank them.

Now we can install our new defroster vents. We're going to push the vinyl as far forward as possible to make the holes accessible for the ducts. In this case, we're going to trim it out just a little bit to make it easier to get to. Since our original vents were all taped up, we ordered a new set of hoses and a new set of vents. Fit that into place and use the supplied clips. Now we're going to bring our speaker back up so it's sitting flat here. Now put our speaker grill back into place here. Poke holes through the vinyl to find the mounting holes. Now we're going to make sure the vinyl from our dash pad is going to be underneath the window weather stripping. Using a flat-head screw driver, or a plastic pry bar, push straight across and make sure it's underneath. Usually the middle's not a problem, but sometimes on the edges it will get hung up just a little bit.

Now we're going to lay our window molding in place. We're going to start with the center hole, it's usually the easiest one to see. You don't want to tighten this down all the way. Tighten just enough so it doesn't move, so you've got a little play to get the other holes lined up. Once we get the ends in, then we're going to go back and tighten up our center screw. And we're finished with our dash pad. Getting the screws in this dash pad is going to be probably one of the most time consuming parts of the installation. Getting the lineup just right can take a little bit of time, but if you use a pick to find the hole, it will make it a lot easier. For the last step, we're going to connect our new hoses. Fish them down under the dash, and connect them to our pipe, and our installation is finished.

Even though the dash pad we removed from our Weekend Wrench wasn't really in bad shape, our Ford Tooling dash pad is still a huge improvement. If you have a typically damaged, warped dash pad in your 1960s Mustang, this is going to me a night and day difference when you're finished. Figure installation is going to take you about an hour and a half to two hours, you'll be back on the road in no time.