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vettedog72
01-31-2010, 04:59 PM
I looked through the files but I can not see a clear consensus on how to get the center brace relocated after several years of being out. I have received some invaluable gifts of knowledge on this service like the rope trick to get the cylinder head off. I hope there are some good technics for the replacement of the brace.

mrv8q
01-31-2010, 05:29 PM
Hmmm, mine bolted right in..... Bolt holes lined up perfectly. What's your situation?

Tinster
01-31-2010, 05:53 PM
Strange, mine bolted right into perfectly lined up holes at
the bottom of either leg..and two at the top.
Are you sure you are asking about the plinth?

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/DashSupport.jpg

DNK
01-31-2010, 07:51 PM
Did you replace carpeting? add Sound proofing.
All makes it a harder deal

BobbyD
02-01-2010, 08:48 AM
It can be tough to line up especially if you've installed new carpet, underlayment and sound deadening. It's also possilbe that the captive nuts have been cross threaded or stripped. I drill mine out and re-tapped them up one size and used new bolts. The only invaluable tool that I use is a big awl that lets me gently or not line parts up. In the pictures below it was used for the mounting brackets on my Miata seats. But I also used it for the dash support.

https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/ForumImages/AREAwl1.jpg

https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/ForumImages/AREAwl2.jpg

DNK
02-01-2010, 10:59 AM
Where'd he go?

vettedog72
02-02-2010, 10:40 AM
Sorry for the delay but I have a few home improvement projects going at the same time. The carpet was replaced and I wish I was close enough to worry about lining up the holes ha.

vettedog72
02-02-2010, 11:35 AM
Tinster
When you leave a project too long things just don't fit back as as easy as they came out; at least not on Triumph body parts. These supports are a known problem if you leave them out for years. Ive had the problem before and somehow worked it back in. I know I promised my self that I would never leave it out for a long period time but I just don't have control of my time then. Now it has been out for many years and I need to get it back PLUS I put in new carpet. Carpet? it would not go in with out carpet; Im not close enough to worry about cutting the carpet yet.

DNK
02-02-2010, 11:45 AM
Mines been out for about 10 years maybe more. Don't even tell me there might be a problem

M_Pied_Lourd
02-02-2010, 12:57 PM
Don,

Nothing that a really big hammer won't solve.

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

DNK
02-02-2010, 02:00 PM
Like this

https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/BFH.jpg

swift6
02-02-2010, 03:33 PM
If its been out for a while, as in years, there is a possibility that the dash has sagged a little bit. Which could make lining up the support a bit more difficult.

DNK
02-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Shawn, just to clarify. You talking about me ,or the dash

M_Pied_Lourd
02-02-2010, 07:17 PM
Don't know about Shawn, Don, but I was most definately talking about YOU.

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

DNK
02-02-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey, no peeking

swift6
02-03-2010, 09:56 AM
Don, I wouldn't bring up a personal situation on this forum... 6-pack maybe... :jester:

vettedog72
02-03-2010, 09:46 PM
Gosh, I was hoping for some kind of ingenius rig that would jack the dash upward; the hammer never crossed my mind. Ha