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Home of the Basic Dash Tool 

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Custom Automotive Restoration Tools & Parts 

Safely removes retaining nuts and/or bezels for dashboard, windshield wipers, headlight switches and more.

The Basic Tool and Adapter: A How-To Video

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Custom Automotive Restoration Tools & Parts 

Specifically designed dashboard tools for vintage vehicles
that allow the removal of component switches without damage.

Basic Dash Tools
& Adapters
Corvair Related 
Parts & Tools

The Basic Dash Tool safely removes headlight and windshield wiper retaining nuts and/or bezels. Additional adapters bolt on and can remove any switch retaining nut. 

Blue Chip Tools also proudly manufactures and maintains a growing inventory of parts and tools for all Corvairs.

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In my decades of classic car shows, I've met many folks who have experienced the frustration of having to destroy a perfectly good and somewhat pricey bezel for lack of a tool that can safely remove the retaining nuts.

Basic Dash Tool

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also known as a
dashboard component tool

When a friend asked if I could make something to help, I went out into my shop and created the first...

Patent #D927275

We currently have a selection of 15 different Basic Dash Tools which fit various
GM, Chevrolet and
Ford
classic
models. 

To find the correct Basic Dash Tool item code for your vehicle, check out our pictorial guide to Basic Dash Tool identification:

With one end, you can safely remove the retaining nut and/or bezel for the headlight switch.

Basic Dash Tool, BCB-104.

Basic Dash Tool,
Model BCB-104.
For original '64-'66
Chevelle switches, fits the following retaining nut: 

With the wiper end (threaded internally), in addition to removing the retaining nut and/or bezel of the wiper switch, you can also attach various specially fitted adapters in order to increase the functionality of this steel dash tool. 

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How Does It Work?

An example using Corvette pieces

Step 1

Basic Dash Tool

Step 2

Ignition Adapter Piece

Step 3

Bolt the Adapter on to the Basic Dash Tool 

Other adapter pieces may be available for your vehicle, such as remote mirror, A/C, and courtesy switches. 

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What started as a helpful hobby for friends turned into a small business. Find out more about the Blue Chip Tools story from the founder, Russ, himself!

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If we do not carry the dash component tool that is applicable for your car, contact us.

In exchange for helping us to expand our inventory line, we will manufacture the tool you need, free of charge.
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