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Re: [T3] Dash install

In a message dated 6/30/05 12:11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jadney@vwtype3.org writes:

<< On 29 Jun 2005 at 17:16, David Fox wrote:
 >  I thought I would give an update on my 1966 fasty dash install. I
 > bought the dash from Kustom1 wharehouse. It looked great. I did a test
 > fit on the gages, and the dash was too thick. The gages did not fit
 > right. The springs on the side of the gages would not pop out and hold
 > it onto the car. I had to get some exacto knives and cut away about a
 > 1/4" strip off the inside of the dash. 
 This makes me wonder if someone has replaced your gauges with later gauges. 
 Gauges from 71-on, including the last year of the grey faces and all of the 
 black faces, expect a thinner dash by about this amount. Which color are 
 gauges? >>

Jim, I think you've got that backwards, the 71-on used shorter tensioning 
legs, making the 71-on dash thicker in the gauge area. The 70 and earlier cars 
used longer tensioning legs that are about 1/4 to 3/8" longer. 
My question is... Does the dash he used look like the 71-on or the earlier 

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
       69 Square, currently awaiting a t-4 engine transplant

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