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Another parts-ID thread: little clear plastic bits

PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:01 pm

I found these in the bin in which I've kept the small hardware from the dashboard*. Anybody know what they are? I have no recollection of them when it all came apart. They are about half an inch in diameter.


*Which is FINALLY getting close to going back into the car!
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PostPost by: elated » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:39 pm

I think they are the washers which fit under the heads of the dashboard securing screws to protect the veneer.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:40 pm

Thanks Gordon; that makes sense.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:17 pm

That's what I'd have suggested too.
I don't have them - now I'm jealous! :(
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PostPost by: USA64 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:14 pm

Because the hole is not round I would suggest they are for some knob that gets twisted. The radio leapt to mind as I was just examining mine but it has only two. There are a few more on the dash though (I think, mines been apart a long time).
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:32 pm

I seem to recall seeing something like that on the seat belt bolts all though not
sure the hole is large enough for the bolt.
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