yeah, i thought it was a true replacement as well, and now that i have
it, i'm going to have to work with it a little bit to see if i can get
it to fit decent. as far as all the holes lining up, they do, it just
doesn't seem like it wants to sit down far enough onto the old dash.
and as far as the similarity with the 1500 dash, it seems that from
all the 1500 spit's i've seen, the dash pads do look the same.
---Atwell Haines <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have seen the dash cover from Rimmers (ordered one by mistake
> was a true replacement crash pad), and it is of inferior quality to
> Accu-Form brand overlay offered by Moss (which I eventually
installed on my
> '79 1500).
> The Accu-Form cover comes complete with adhesive (and detailed
> instructions). You first trim down any high edges of the cracks on
> original pad so the cover will lay flat. Clean the old pad
> ammonia window cleaner. Then you apply a pencil-sized bead of
> the perimeter (1/2" from the edge) of the overlay and around the
> holes. Hold the overlay in place with the original metal vents,
> paper or weights for 4 hours, and voila, you are done.
> No trimming is required and the demister and ashtray holes line up
> The cover comes to within a half inch of the windshield rubber at the
> forward edge but does not touch it.
> I noticed your Spit is a Mk IV. Is the dashtop the same shape as
> (which, ISTR, is what the coverlay is designed for)?
> Good Luck,
> Atwell Haines
> '79 Spitfire
> Succasunna, NJ USA
> At 04:40 AM 1/22/99 -0800, nikolai jaremka wrote:
> >hello all!
> >i just recently bought a dash overlay from rimmer brothers
> >and when i went to test the fit on my dash, i noticed that
> >it doesn't quite sit down flat on the dash. it seems like
> >the front edge (the edge under the windshield) is bottoming
> >out and not allowing the coverlay to conform to the right
> >contour of the dash. my question goes out to ask if anyone
> >else encountered this with a dash overlay that they've
> >installed. did you have to trim it to make it fit better?
> >if so, how did you trim it? is this just something that
> >i'll have to get over and leave it as it is? when i install
> >the demister vents, it make the overlay bend and flex and
> >leave gaps under the vents. it doesn't really look that
> >thans in advance for any replys.
> >nikolai jaremka
> >72 spitfire mkIV
> >east aurora, new york
72 spitfire mkIV
east aurora, new york