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Removing dash from '65 GTV

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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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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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