[Healeys] Early Two Piece Dash

Mike MacLean rrengineer.mike at att.net
Thu May 5 11:47:04 MDT 2016


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On 5/5/2016 6:00 AM, Richard Korn wrote:
>  I bought this when I had my bumpers done. It's a shade bigger than 
> the original so it might be ok for the pod.
> http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1329-overider-beading.aspx
> They have a great selection of trim items and very nice to deal with.nfi.
> Richard
> Sent from my iPad
> On May 5, 2016, at 11:37, Mike MacLean <rrengineer.mike at att.net 
> <mailto:rrengineer.mike at att.net>> wrote:
>> Where does one get this welting or a reasonable facsimile in the 
>> correct length?
>> Mike
>> On 5/5/2016 4:27 AM, Richard Korn wrote:
>>> Michael, Alan ...,
>>> From the concours guidelines,
>>> Early fascias were of a two-piece design, with the raised instrument 
>>> cluster a second piece that could be removed to get access to the 
>>> back of the instruments. A black plastic welting, similar to the 
>>> welting used between bumpers and over riders (but taller) was used 
>>> between the instrument pod and main fascia panel. When installing, 
>>> this welting must be carefully trimmed on the inside to clear the 
>>> mounting lugs. The black plastic welting is spliced directly above 
>>> the steering column.
>>> I've seen pictures somewhere but can't seem to find them.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Richard
>>> BN2 with one piece fascia.
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>> On May 5, 2016, at 09:42, Alan Seigrist <healey.nut at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hard to say, but mine doesn't have anything there
>>>> On Thursday, 5 May 2016, 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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