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S1 Dash spacers?

PostPost by: mgfollett » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:28 pm

Are there small wood spacers, maybe 1/2 inch thick that go behind dash between fiberglass? I have two that I think were behind dash but not sure where they go! (didn't note when pulled dash to restore)

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:14 pm

On the S2 they are behind the lower corners and self tapping screws pass through the dash and wood blocks before screwing into the fibreglass. I don't know where the inner end of the S1 dash attaches.

Actually the self tapping screws might be 4BA set screws as I seem to remember they used to come loose! Perhaps I should lock nut them.

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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:06 am

my S1 (with early half dash) had them at all the upper bolts holes. The lower two bolts near the shifter didn't have any.

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