I, too have a 1980 Spit. I recovered the dash with a cover and have about
one half inch of the old dash showing, even when I push against the new dash
cover with my feet!
But, it's only noticeable if I look for it and look downward through the
I thought about putting a small black rubber seal, such as a piece of the
door seal, into the crevasse in order to seal it. Next go-around, maybe.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Roger Elliott
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 8:13 PM
Subject: Spitfire Dash cover
I recently purchased a dash cover ("Dashtop" ) for my 80 Spitfire.
Sometime ago I had stripped the original dash vinyl and covered it
with upholstery vinyl, I pulled that vinyl off, as it wasn't very
smooth, before I put the new Dashtop on. The dashtop seemed to fit okay
until I put it in the car. There is now about a 3/4" strip of foam
showing between the dash cover and the windshield. I looked under the
dash and there may be a 1/4" between the screws that hold the dash top
down and the back edge of the slot that they fit into - not near as
much as I need.
So my question is, when a dash cover is applied is there a strip of the
old dash showing near the windshield ? Any suggestions on what I did
wrong? (It is pushed all the way back into the fold at the front of the
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