[Healeys] Early Two Piece Dash

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Thu May 5 06:34:37 MDT 2016

Hi Michael,
There was a black plastic strip between the 2 dash sections.  As far as I
am aware it was similar to, if not the same as, that used between the
bumper overriders and the blade.
On my early car I'm confident that the strip was original but oddly one
side ( the inside) had been cut off as can be seen in the attached pic.
I installed the same material as the overriders and found that until I cut
one side off it was virtually impossible to produce the sharp curve that is
required above the steering column so I suspect that is why this was done.
Michael S
BN1 #174
On May 5, 2016 4:48 AM, "Michael MacLean" <rrengineer.mike at att.net> wrote:

> I have an early two piece dash for my BN2.  I guess it's just to start
> conversations at Healey meets.  I can hear it now, "hey, BN2s didn't have a
> two piece dash!".
> Well my question is what was used between the instrument pod and the dash
> panel, or was anything at all used.  I have been told it was just screwed
> directly to the dash panel and I have also heard it had a plastic/vinyl
> protective strip kind of like the stuff that goes between the bumper and
> the overriders.  I have looked in Austin Healey 100 in Detail and Roger
> Moments restoration guide.  They both say what car s had the two piece
> dash, but go into no detail.  Anyone have one of these really early cars
> can tell me before I mar the paint on the dash panel?
> Mike MacLean
> 56 BN2
> 60 AN5
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