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started to put things back together on my 65 today and I started with the wiper motor and linkage. Having already installed the master cylinder when I did the brakes putting the wiper assembly in was a bitch. found it easier to remove the master cylinder and its support bracket. Got it done but made me think is there a easy sequence to installing things under the dash without something getting in the way. So I am asking the more experienced assemblers here what they did.
 

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I guess it would depend on where you started. When I did my '66, I already had the instrument cluster, radio, ash tray, front seats and heater controls out. That way I was able to service the wiper motor & controls and check the switch/motor operation before anything else got in the way. I don't know if this is the "prescribed method" but it worked for me.
 

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I started on the highest point in the firewall on the driver's side and worked my way away from there. Keep the instrument panel, ash tray and glove box off as long as possible, because you'll need all those openings for hand space initially. It's much easier if the seats are out.
 

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I installed the wiper motor and arms first.
Second, I moved to the wiring harness.
After that, I installed all of the instrument panel switches.
You can install the instrument cluster now and test to make sure all of the lamps work.
Install the brake/clutch support and the master cylinder, along with the clutch linkage.
Now you can move to the heater box side. If the heater controls were out, install them now.
I installed the steering column later so I could have more room.
You can install the ashtray anytime, but you'll need that hole if you're installing a radio.
 

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The wiper assembly is the big one(I made sure to install it before I dropped the lower cowl back in...good thing too...had to modify the wiper arm holes to get it to fit correctly), but after that I would hit the wiring harness and the firewall insulation followed by the heater box and then the rest should be easy
 
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