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Let's get this out of the way first: Should it bother you that a professional restorer asks questions, please do us all a favor and simply move on.

I've removed the four visible brackets holding the dash on - please note the year, it might be the only year the dash's were made this way. From underneath and on the forward edge (to the driver) there are 'about' six captive nuts with a bolt, from above, going through. All I can figure out is that they have to be going through the upper dash padding - except they don't. There is a 'new' cover for the top of the dash, but whoever did it had to be able to get the top off to recover it, then replace.

I've had some head scratchers on this project, but this is the first I've not been able to think through.

If necessary I'll send a photo.

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101/105, what would a day be like without one of your oh so clever retorts?

Okay, for you normal folk, I should have looked more closely. A series of rusty wire clips hold the front of the top on.

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Hi Biba

Long time no chat, last time we spoke you were rebuilding that '58 Spider Veloce.

The early GT / GT Veloce and dip nose GT Junior dashes are all the same under the grey or wood grain veneer. The top covering pulls off upwards at the front lip, slides out from under the 4 bent finger clips at the back of the dash & you can then access the dash mounting bolts.

A word of caution - the dash is made of paper mache' and good ones are rare to find, the RHD versions are made of unobtanium & someone in Japan makes the wood grain wallpaper for the LHD GT J up to end '69 when Alfa fitted the double bump 1750 GTV Dash.

A '65 GT should have a grey painted dash with a textured pattern.

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I think AlfistiSA has already answered your question, but the dash pad on my '65 simply snapped into place.
Hope this helps.
As far as professional restorers asking questions, heck I would rather you asked how to do it properly than experiment and screw up my car! There's a first time for everything, even if you have been in the business a while and only work on one marque.
By way of illustration, I've been told by "experts" that my very original 1978 Cadillac has been repainted in a non-stock color. Those that do recognize the very rare one year only color have told me that the vinyl top is not one of the two correct factory matching colors. (I've had to show family photos going back 30+ years and point out the trim codes to demonstrate that it is correct!)
All I'm trying to say is that sometimes its impossible to know all the answers, so it's better to check first.
 

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Greig, good to hear from you. I still have the 750 though have restored two '69 Spiders and a '78 Spider 'in between. The client has no place to park it once completed so isn't in any hurry.

This dash is tan and black, but hard to get any pattern out of it. I'll post a picture of it later.

Antoni, thanks. In this case I should have checked out those rusty wires more closely. They just didn't seem like a viable mounting solution.

Since the '65 is such an early GTV example, I don't assume that how it was designed and put together are necessarily the same as later GTV's - though sounds as if '65 and '66 are similar.

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Well said Antoni! I can't take this c rap any more. 101/105 whats your problem? Did he restore your car and you're not happy with it, if not then leave the guy alone. Your not contributing anything meaningful to this forum when you post comments like the ones directed towards Biba69. I know I, and I'm sure others on the Board would love not to see your child like comments posted.

I have an idea. Lets take a poll and see how many people on the Board think your an *******. How do YOU like it 101/105Guy.'
 

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I have a 67 dash out I'm selling to a guy in Canada, and the whole thing weighs about 7 pounds; it's really light and delicate.
Besides the bolts at the outer ends by the A pillars, there's a piece that hooks over the steering column 17mm nut/bolt, but I don't recall from which side.
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101/105 guy. I am a professional Auto repairer. I have been doing it for 20 years. I still take advice and ask for advice. You are never to old to learn or to clever. I suggest you get off this forum as everyone thinks you a C#nt. i bet you couldnt do any better. I would love to critisize your workmanship I am sure it would be a joke. GROW Up little boy!
 
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