Dash Cover Replacement

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#1 Dash Cover Replacement

Post by eddiecross » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi,
'67 FHC
Apologies but I don't have access to photobox and am looking for any guidance and easily readable images for replacing the pad. Could not find a You Tube link for guidance on fitting the new pad- only the strip down.

I have the moulded replacement with a thin foam backing for the cover.

Also, there is a slot in the middle at the forward edge. Is this usually filled in. Pretty sure it does not connect to anything on the firewall.

Any help with advice appreciated.

Many Thanks
Eddie Cross
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#2 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by mgcjag » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:04 am

Hi Eddie.....the slot looks like the dash top is for an OTS....the slot to go around the windscreen center rod.....Steve
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#3 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by eddiecross » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:12 pm

Thanks Steve. I'll probably blank it off then.

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#4 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by Duckham » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:16 am

Eddie - there is no need to blank off the slot in the metal if that is what you mean - when the cover is put it place it covers it up.
With an OTS you would need to cut the cover of course.
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#5 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by eddiecross » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:20 pm

Ok thanks Joe. I may tack a bit under it to give it a tad more rigidity as quite a large slot.

I have the heat resistant glue and some clamps on order.....Still could do with chatting to someone who has done this before though!

Cheers
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#6 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by mgcjag » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:32 pm

Hi Eddie.....quite a lot on jag lovers if you search dash top replacement https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type- ... ion/100007 this is just one......once your on the site have a search lots there
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#7 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by eddiecross » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 am

Perfect.

Thanks Steve.

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#8 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by mark10337 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Incidentally, which heat resistant glue have you chosen? I ask as I need to re-do my dash on my GT6 after the PO used a normal adhesive...
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#9 Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Post by eddiecross » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:08 pm

I bought a can of Trimfix spray-on heat resistant glue on e-bay. Will let you know Mark.....

I have just stripped off the old cover (it is a replacement not original) and it is just glued at the front where it folds underneath the metal dash and wrapped and clipped at the back. I hope the glue is strong enough to resist the pulling forces.

I am guessing that I should leave it for a day or two to set before I wrap the back part.

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