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Under dashboard rail

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts Wanted' started by Gordon Holsinger, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Platinum Level Sponsor

    I am in need of a under dashboard rail it is the piece at the bottom of the instrument panel with or without foam or upholstery
  2. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have one-ex Tiger Tom spare part, can bring it to the Invasion to save you shipping $$
    Do you have the vent levers that connect under this lower panel?
  3. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Platinum Level Sponsor

    Vents it is a sV
  4. Jaars

    Jaars Gold Level Sponsor

    I also have one . Robert
  5. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Platinum Level Sponsor

    Eric I probably will not be at the invasion. My contractor is way behind due to all of the rain we have had
  6. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

  7. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    It would seem that using wood for the under dash roll could eliminate the original intent of the foam base. The original foam and replacement kits 110_0721.JPG used an over sized foam which provided a little protection to your lower extremities. The foam needs compressed and the instructions for the kit give directions for doing the recover. Sunbeam Specialties 's part number for the kit is IP81. I have stashed somewhere a kit including the foam and the correct black pebble grain material for my series 4. I'll try to remember to dig out the kit and take a photo for those that haven't seen the kits. This photo shows what the upholstery shop did to the one in the RHD car. The wife wanted this her way so we found a material that was close to the texture of the crash pad. He also used an oversized dense foam.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2020 at 9:44 PM
  8. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    very nice workmanship. however, I think the use of wood would defeat the purpose of the padded roll..just sayin....
    puff4 likes this.
  9. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    If you think that 1/4 inch of foam rubber is going to help you in an accident...

    Probably not much, something to do with physics I suspect.


    Suggest wearing your seat belts so you never get anywhere near that rail.
  10. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    It's not an accident that concerns me . It's bruising of the knees as I get in the car.
  11. Jimjordan2

    Jimjordan2 Gold Level Sponsor

    Jerry, While I understand the feeling of accomplishment when tasking a job like this, and your workmanship appears to be very nice, to me it doesn't make a lot of sense to make this effort when #1 it defeats the purpose of a (slight) cushioning effect, and #2 a strip of foam and 5 minutes takes care of the job easily.
    Please don't tell me you're doing a wooden dash pad. ;)
  12. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    What invariably happens with this foam and leather combination is that in a few years the leather cover breaks through after repeated compressions and being banged into. It then looks like crap. This method lasts and endures some wear and tear. As for a wooden dash pad? Hardly. THis is what it looks like when it is done.
  13. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor


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