FJ40 dash knee pad installation help

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Hello,
77 FJ40 USA model. I've been putting interior back together and wiring. Was putting the radio in last night. From retrosound. It has a plate on the front that causes the knee pad pieces to be about 1/8" off the metal dash for a very short segment. (see pic how the black plate goes under the driver side knee pad for just a bit. this is before I restored the body tub. I'm working with fresh paint now. Anyway, i don't recall if there are clips that hold the knee pads on or if I need to use adhesive to keep things as flush as possible. Advice / experience with this is appreciated as always!

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There should be little metal u shaped clips that go into the square holes in the dash and retain the studs on the pad
 
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Pull the radio faceplate and install the dash pads. Then put the radio faceplate back in place. Shave the edges of the faceplate if necessary.
 
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Pull the radio faceplate and install the dash pads. Then put the radio faceplate back in place. Shave the edges of the faceplate if necessary.
I thought about that, but it fit fine before i took everything apart. The PO installed the radio initially. There must have been adhesive holding things together. And I recall having clips from the dash but I dont remember how much they held things tight. I may trim the plate like you suggested but I might need adhesive as well.
 
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There should be little metal u shaped clips that go into the square holes in the dash and retain the studs on the pad
I've got those in a bag. I'll give it a try and hopefully that will hold tight enough. and I can trim the radio plate to help the dash pad fit flush
 

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