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R6MGS
11-12-2006, 07:42 PM
Do 6's have underdash panels? cuz mine don't. Also do they make a dash cap to cover cracked dash pads? I know when I had the B LE I got a dash cap from ebay to cover up the cracks in the original dash pad without replacing the whole thing and it worked great!

BTW: Progress is ever so slowly being made. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hammer.gif

DougF
11-12-2006, 08:03 PM
Under dash panel...no. Dash cap...yes. At least I've seen them, but don't remember where.

philknight
11-12-2006, 08:32 PM
TRF has crash pads on sale now. The top pad is 87.50.
I switched mine out last spring and refurbished/painted the stud assemblies for the tonneau cover at the base of the windscreen at the same time. It makes for a good rainy day project.

R6MGS
11-12-2006, 08:49 PM
The pads TRF sells, are they replacements for the original pad, or a cover/cap?....The most TR6 recent parts catalog I have from any vendor is 1988..I got a MOSS order ready to go soon, so I'll get one of those.

philknight
11-12-2006, 08:57 PM
Yes they are replacements for the origional pad. When I put it on it was lighter than the other crash pads on mine, but after a couple applications of armorall they match. They are in the current web site special(series three), Go to www.the-roadster-factory.com (https://www.the-roadster-factory.com)

LastDeadLast
11-12-2006, 09:05 PM
Victoria british stocks under panels, however, the originals didn't come with them.

WidespreadPanic
11-12-2006, 10:14 PM
BPNW has the top dash pad on sale for $73.
https://www.bpnorthwest.com/.sc/ms/cat/TR250-6--Interior

Geo Hahn
11-13-2006, 08:41 AM
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...The most TR6 recent parts catalog I have from any vendor is 1988..I got a MOSS order ready to go soon, so I'll get one of those.

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Suggest you sit down and take a stress pill before opening same. The falling dollar has not been kind -- still the big suppliers offer good value and really you couldn't get equivlalent parts for a Toyot for less.

I think the reason you don't see dash overlays is that the replacement pads are no big deal to install and you end up with an 'as original' result.

I too thought the replacement pads looked a little too much like modern vinyl (this was on a TR4). Modern vinyl looks more like leather than the old stuff. The old stuff looks more like plastic. I sprayed the replacement with SEM Gloss Black Vinyl Color before installing and got what I think is a good match to original.

R6MGS
11-13-2006, 05:19 PM
Ok, so whats involved in replaced the dash pad? Hope the whole dash doesn't have to come out!

BTW: I've got tons of current MG catalogs...Most parts seem to be within reason with a few of the common repleacement items and complex parts a little outta line. But I am glad such parts are even available.

DougF
11-13-2006, 06:56 PM
The windshield has to come off, and the dash panel must be loosened. It would be easier to remove the whole dash.
The sides must fit under the windshield frame and between the body and the dash frame.
Contact cement can be used as an adhesive, though you get one chance to line it up and no work time. I don't know the temperature range on it, but maybe Gorilla Glue would work.
Have you had any success in finding an overlay?

R6MGS
11-13-2006, 07:39 PM
No luck finding an overlay...Winsheild probably has to come off for paint anyway...so new dash pad it will be. Funny how a quickie resto grows larger ever day.