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|I am installing the interior in my59 coupe. The car did not come with much of the dash pieces in tact. There seems to be piece that follows the contour of the dash at the top. It seems to be about an inch and a half to two inches wide and is covered as the interior. I cannot tell from the pics I have looked at as to what the proper size would be and how it is attached. Does anyone have a template or any info regarding this. Any pics would be appreciated.|
|That would be the front crash rail. It is flat plywood with a "D" shaped foam rubber strip and matching hardwood ends. It is secured with special T-bolts. The roadster version is available (Moss part 453-718) but you would have to replace the metal end tabs with the coupe hardwood pieces.|
You can buy the T-bolts and strip separately and cut your own plywood and make the hardwood ends.
The rail is covered with the same vinyl as the dash and dash top. There is piping above and below the rail.
|I have a coupe in for rewiring at the moment so I can take a few pictures. The car looks superficially nice, and is structurally sound, but electrically a nightmare. Then there is the nicely bodged and brittle PVC pipe between the two carbs..... and it's absolutely filthy underneath, so I have had a go at it with the pressure washer first! after three hours work most of the old loom is out, plus a lot of other strange hardware.|
I would greatly appreciate any pics you have. If you would like to send them off board send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some images, sorry for the delay
|a second one
|and a third
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