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Strazak
Tom Raddatz

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MG RV8 DASH SWAP TO LATE MODEL MGB
Posted by: Strazak
Date: December 15, 2016 04:05PM

I'm trying to install an MG RV8 dash into a late model MGB. Here's the problems I'm having.

I know they used the MGB body shell for the RV8. What I am having a hard time finding out is what configuration they used for the dash.
1) Is it the same as an early B, curved or a late B straight or a custom configuration.

2) It appears on the back of the dash there are several vertical brackets. Is there a partner bracket that gets attached to the car which receives the dash.

3) If so, where can I get these brackets.

Does anyone have any clear close up pics of both the car side and the dash side or possibly a schematic from the manufacturer.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(940 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: MG RV8 DASH SWAP TO LATE MODEL MGB
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: December 17, 2016 09:04AM

Might want to PM Scott....
[www.britishv8.org]


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4275 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: MG RV8 DASH SWAP TO LATE MODEL MGB
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 18, 2016 01:50PM

I don't know if Scott has a BritishV8 account. I have an email address on file for him, which I'll send you via Private Message.

You might also consider contacting RV8 owner Simon Austin of British Columbia.

Click here to see Simon's profile, and then click on the words "Send a Private Message" where they appear below it.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1366 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: MG RV8 DASH SWAP TO LATE MODEL MGB
Posted by: mowog1
Date: December 18, 2016 01:53PM

Simon recently sold his RV8, but he may be willing to share the new owner's name with you.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1727 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: MG RV8 DASH SWAP TO LATE MODEL MGB
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 19, 2016 09:41PM

Bill on the MGexperience site has retrofitted the RV8 interior into a MGB.

[www.mgexp.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/19/2016 09:43PM by mgb260.


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