TRIUMPH DASH TOP PAD MKIV, 1500, GT6MKIII: SPITFIRE 1971 TO 1980

$300.00

SKU: SFMK34GT6150071-801 Category:

Description

  • Complete DASH TOP PAD
  • Our Black Vinyl Dash Top Pad
    • Made like the Original in Shape & Form
    • Correct Color and Grain
    • Strong detailed vacuum Definition
  • Filled with crash absorbent foam
  • Fascia not included & this Pad has no metal pieces.
  • Trimmed to the original underlying fascia providing a Handcrafted intricately trimmed part

 
Because changes were made midyear and mid-model here has been a lot of confusion about the commission numbers.  Please look closely at all three Spitfire dashes to determine the correct dash that fits your model and year.
 
Since 1981 we have had a custom black vinyl formulation to match the original British interior.

Other aftermarket manufacturers have used low-cost-knock off injection molding, which lack both hand trimming and definition. 

Additional information

Weight 4.0 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 11 × 6 in

Installation Tips

SPITFIRE DASH TOP PAD MKIV, 1500, GT6MKIII: 1971 TO 1980
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Tools Needed

UTILITY KNIFE
NARROW PUTTY KNIFE
WIRE BRUSH
COARSE SANDPAPER
ACETONE
CONTACT CEMENT AND BRUSH
HAIR DRYER

Always refer to your shop manual for disassembly instructions

Strip all vinyl and foam from the fascia with sharp utility knife, putty knife and wire brush.

Once you have succeeded: With a clean cloth use Acetone to painstakingly clean your frame. Your new dash must have a clean surface to properly adhere to the fascia. This is a key point to having a successful installment.

If any repairs or painting needs to be done to the dash fascia, now is the time. Be sure to let the paint completely before attempting to install the dash top pad. We recommend that you let your paint cure and gas off for at least 24 hours.

Test the adhesive you are going to use on a small painted area. If it reacts it will be because you have one of two problems: Either, you have not let your paint dry or your paint and glue is chemically reacting to each other. If it’s the latter your paint turns into goo and the dash will not adhere if you have this reaction within your materials.

Place the fascia into the dash pad for a trail fit. The dash must be warm before you attempt to install it. (Protect your new dash pad by placing a blanket on your work bench before you place the dash down to begin assembling the pad to the fascia. Reshaping of the foam with rough sandpaper may be needed for a perfect fit. Go easy.

Use coarse sandpaper to sand the backside of the dash cover foam and vinyl. Sand any area that glue may be applied. You want to remove the entire mold release wax agent used in the construction of the dash pad and give the glue a rough surface to bond to. Sand until the shine is gone from the vinyl and foam.

On a small dash applying more heat by using a hair dryer is an acceptable tool to make your pad more malleable to maneuver.

Use vent bezels and screwdrivers inserted thru the bolt-holes to assist in alignment on assembly.

Bond the dash top using contact cement and a brush.

Do not use an aerosol spray product.