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IMHO, replacing an early two-pod dash with a later one-pod dash is a LOT of work. For one, the early heater connections to the late defroster openings are different and in the wrong places, with different sized hoses, as the later dash uses a completely different heater/AC box. As you may know, there's not a lot of extra room under either dash for adaptions, either. The later heater/AC box uses different lever controls- some later cars have a fresh air vent that does not even exist in early cars- so unless you have a late wrecked car laying around that you can cannibalize, the costs and even finding the parts will give you a headache. If you are a perfectionist, the fit of the early console to the late dash will not be pleasing either. This is one case where literally buying a car with the dash you like is better than trying to mix-and-match parts at home. It's been done (a few times), but....
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