Anyone - will a '62 dash fit in a '59 Bugeye??

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Anyone - will a '62 dash fit in a '59 Bugeye??

Postby RRSmith » Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:36 am

Does anyone know if a '62 dash will fit okay in a '59 bugeye?
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Postby SpridgetBoy » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:11 pm

Should be no problem. The whole center section of Bugeyes and MkII Sprites and MkI Midgets are essentially the same....all roadsters. The center section of the convertable coupes with the roll-up windows (E-Gad!) may be a little different but the dash should still fit. Later, SpridgetBoy
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Postby hpmowog » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:41 pm

The '62 dash should fit no problem.

The later metal dash from roll-up window cars ('64-'67), however, is not a direct bolt-in. I had a bugeye for a while that had been fitted with a later dash by a PO, and it had been trimmed a little to fit.
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Postby SpridgetBoy » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:19 pm

Thanks for the insight. I have a later dash laying around and was wondering if I should try it in one of my cars. In some ways, I like the later dash compared to the flat roadster dash. (Anyone need a later dash?) Later, SpridgetBoy
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Postby Bill Masquelier » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:09 am

I wouldn't mind looking into a 64-66 dash to go in my 69. Is 64-66 "later"?
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Postby spritenut » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:03 pm

The 64-67 dash will just about bolt in to a 68 on Spridget.
BUT...You also need the 64-67 dash crash pad and you have to drill 2 holes in the top cowl but if you use caridge bolts, they are well hidden by the windshield frame and crash pad..
Also the signal/headlamp and wiper switches will no longer fit the dash.
I just used the 64-67 steering column and switches.
I am running that in my 73. and have done it to 3 or 4 Sprites in the past..
I just don't like those padded 68> dashes.
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