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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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MG Padded to metal dash swap idea
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 27, 2012 08:35PM

A post about "Andy Jennings" dashes on the MGE board got me thinking... have a look at the first two pics here: [www.mgcars.org.uk]. Now, consider if you have or buy a metal dash and your old cracked padded dash. Seems like it'd be really easy to strip the padding off the old/cracked padded dash & cut the part of the metal backing that mates to the cowl off. Then use that piece and a filler piece to fill the gap to the metal dash. You'd then have a stock looking metal dash that'd bolt to the existing padded dash cowl - and it'd be way easier to do that than to cut and weld the cowl (especially without warping it near the defrost vents).

Too late for me since mine's done, but thought the idea might help someone.


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
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08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: MG Padded to metal dash swap idea
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: November 28, 2012 12:58PM

Rob,

You'll probably have to open up the original dash a bit to fit gauges, wiring and glovebox. Sounds like a good plan though.


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