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  • #235358
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Hi Guys:

    Has anyone got a template for the hardboard that mounts under the dash to hide the wires? Also any suggestions of how to clip it in place. I have what maybe a Fiberfab but it doesn’t have this feature. I know some of the other kits had these.

    Thx

    #261261
    greg press
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    @greg-press

    I built one with out a template . Went to Lowe’s and bought a half sheet of mahogany (very thin) measured and cut to size . I bought a 4 ft hinge the kind they use on doors, pop riveted it to mahogany sheet use washers on both ends. Buy a piece of 1/2 wide by 1/8 thick 4 ft long stainless steel attach it to the lip of dash full length .You are able to push the underdash cover up, bend it, catch the stainless steel lip and it looks good. I also put my car sterio speakers on it and it looks good varnished.

    #261262
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I made a template using a sheet of cardboard and then transferred that to a spare sheet of Masonite I had lying around. A couple small L-brackets on the back of the dash hold it up.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #261263
    Royal
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    @royal

    Many many moons ago, I had a fire up and under my dash.  Since I have always carried a fire extinguisher, it was out very quickly with no damage. 

    I have always had small cars and have never had (we’re talking old cars here) and do not understand why you would want a panel to “enclose” this space (which at my age and weight is inaccessible anyway). 

    ??? 

    #261264
    secretagentcat
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    @secretagentcat

    A man to that! My car never had a cover to conceal the behind dash wireing. My kit is a classic roadsters LTD. I did put a hidden kill switch to make it harder to hotwire since the ignition wires are exposed and easy to access. I had replaced my VW steering column with a simple steering rod and relocated the turn signals, ignition switch, wiper switch,and high beam switch to the dash to make it look more original and easier to use.

    #261265
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    This panel now holds the phone mount, multi 12volt socket array, multiple cleats to wind cables up on and mounts the interior lamp. It really cleaned up the interior.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #261266
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    i have see the demensions and adiagram with instructions at Totallt T-Type2 Website.

    I have aFiberfab kit and planing to install a cover. I also have a MP Lafer and it has a cover It does clean up Interior nice.
    #261267
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Checking my previous post. posted in a rush before Dr appointment noticed site address wrong. It should be Totally T-Type 2.

    .The   MG TD sites also havw measurements for the cover , They also have some techinical tips that are usefull for any vehicle make.
    #261268
    Rich Kallenberger
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    @kall

    Here is a similar mod I did to provide some space for in-cockpit stuff that would go in the glove compartment (if I had one).

    I found a prefinished mahogany shelf as wide as the space between the interior sides and about 12″ deep.  For improved appearance I cut the front edge to match the double curve profile of the dash.  I mounted it with a piece of piano hinge at the back screwed to the firewall.  The front edge is cushioned and ledged with a piece of self-adhesive foam sold at ToysRUs as a sharp edge bumper for tables. The ends hang from pieces of small chain anchored to the windshield bolts. Does not seem to impinge on leg or knee room. Very easy and useful addition.

    Kall2014-09-02 22:27:36

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