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zork Gold Member Gary Robinson
N.ft.myers, FL, USA   USA
The padded area that runs along the top of the dash repair ?
The foam under the vinyl has disintigrated over the 50 years
and would like to replace.
How is this pad attached ? Do I have to remove the dash to
remove it ? ? ? Hope not, that's not gonna happen. :-(
Thanks !
Gary

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Mojan Mojan Norouzi
Fremont, CA, USA   USA
I use to have the instruction in pdf... if you call moss they will send you the instruction in pdf.. it’s not hard.

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
I just removed one from a 66 Midget and about to spruce up another on my 65. Not attached to the dash at all.

For your year car, the pad is mounted at the edge of the cowl by a full length strip of aluminum with channels on the backside. There are something like 6 to 8 threaded "sliding studs" that run along the inside ridge of this strip. You can access them if you are lucky from behind the dash. Bring on your brightest light and patience--the nuts on those studs are TINY! The strip is made out of soft, malleable aluminum and the studs are steel. You may find a lot of rust here and the dissimilar metals often react to being attached for so long. Patience! By the way, the foam itself is glued to the aluminum strip, but the vinyl wraps around the foam and the back of the strip by about 1/4 inch.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-12 02:02 PM by littlecars.

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
You could always buy a good used one. Here's one from a 66 Sprite. Photo shows it sitting on a BE bonnet--

https://www.ebay.com/itm/123019648519?_trksid=p2380057.m570.l6000&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI123019648519.N37.S2.R7.TR9

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