Series I 3.8 1961-64
Series I 4.2 1965-67.5
Series I 4.2 1967.65-1968
Series II 4.2 1969-1971
This JAGUAR DASH TOP PAD is made for Series I, Series II, V-12 from 1961 to 1971.
- Our BLACK VINYL JAGUAR DASH TOP PAD has Thickness, Shape, Form and Contours that match the Original factory part
- Correct Color and Grain
- Strong detailed vacuum Definition
- Filled with white crash absorbent foam
- Fascia not included
- Hand Trimmed
This Pad Fits Both: The European E-Type Jaguar & The North American XK-E Jaguar.
Since 1981 we have had a custom black vinyl formulation to match the original British interior providing your CAT with a seamless luxurious interior
JAGUAR E-TYPE DASH TOP 1961 TO 1971
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This pad is made to fit three of the four different facial panels used for the XKE Series I, II cars through 1970 1/2.
SHARP UTILITY KNIFE
A COMMON PAPER PUNCH DIAMETER ¼ INCH
SLIP-SHEETS A CLEAR 10-GAUGE SHOWER CURTAIN LINER. (AMAZON)
BRUSH NOT USABLE AFTER APPLICATION.
SOME INSTALLERS USE A HEAT GUN
Use extreme caution. Always start at the lowest temperature range then raise the temperature until the optimal temperature is achieved. Always keep the heat gun in motion and at least 2 inches from the substrate when applying heat. The heat gun is an acceptable tool to help make your large dash pad more malleable to maneuver. Do not let your attention drift from the task at hand.
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.
Once your fascia panel is stripped and prepared for bonding, employ a trial fit. The dash must be warm before you attempt to install it.
Nest the pad, skin side down, onto a blanket.
The dash pad must be warm before you attempt to install it.
The mirror post slot is imprinted in the foam as an aid to indexing left/right. Snug the panel to the eyebrow side. If the eyebrow edge of the panel rises above the foam at the ends, trim or grind the metal back as to leave no sharp edge to wrap over. (This is important to the longevity of the pad.)
Do only the windscreens side first. Use coarse sandpaper to sand the backside of the dash pad 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.
Bonding is done in two stages:
Stage 1; bonding the panel to the pad
Apply cement to the entire top service of the panel and to the foam of the pad, also partly up the windscreen side of the vinyl.
Once completely dry, overlay your 5 pre-cut slip- sheets (12 inch wide) end over end making sure each piece overlaps the other by an inch or so.
Index the pad just as in the trial fit; regard the mirror post slot and snug fit to the eyebrow side.
Working from the middle to the outside, pull one sheet at a time free from between the parts pressing together for a good bond.
Stage 2; wrapping the skin around under the eyebrow
With panel bonded in place, carefully peel back the skin from the foam. Trim the foam flash and shape the foam along the wrap around line for a handsome finish.
Scuff (sand) the vinyl for bonding.
Using your hole punch, install holes to terminate the slots and make V cuts. No closer than ¼ inch to the wrap around line. Cut the slots away from the pad. These holes with the punch will retard cracking as a pad shrinks over the years.
Locate the vent bezels by piercing holes from the bottom through the screw holes. Temporarily install the bezels upside down to use then as a template to cut the slots. Make the slots no wider than necessary and finish the ends of the slots as not to leave cuts that may start cracks in the years ahead reinstall the bezels and the clip’s wrapping the vinyl under the windscreens side.