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    Thought I'd share my experience with dash support covers for the H-frame. Bought one from the Roadster Factory and it seemed OK. Had some thin spots in the vinyl right around the feet where it bolts to the floor; the very top corners were also thin and split, but think they would glue on fine. I ended up botching the install; not TRFs fault or issue with the product but I wasn't super impressed with the part. For round 2, I ordered one from Rimmer hoping for a bit better quality -here's the part link: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-821551MC

    In my opinion, the Rimmer product a much better part. Didn't have thin spots or splits and seemed to fit much better to the frame. Rimmer also matched the lower TRF price. Thought I'd pass it along to anyone else considering one!

  • #2
    Thanks for the timely tip as I need one for my 250 project. Pics would be appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Wolf
    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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    • #3
      I have a leather set from 6parts, I have yet to install over the years I've had it.
      '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
      Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
      Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
      Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
      Redlines always.
      My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wolf76STL View Post
        Thanks for the timely tip as I need one for my 250 project. Pics would be appreciated.

        Cheers,

        Wolf
        Out of town right now, but happy to send you a pic of the installed Rimmer cover when I get back. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the TRF one.

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        • #5
          I also got one from Al (6Parts) and I was very pleased with the quality and fit. They are a bear to install due to all the complex curves of the frame but well worth the effort.

          cheers
          Doug
          1973 TR6, BRG w/bone interior; restoration completed 2017
          1968 TR250, started complete restoration Sep 2017; currently BRG but going back to original Signal Red

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DougDall View Post
            I also got one from Al (6Parts) and I was very pleased with the quality and fit. They are a bear to install due to all the complex curves of the frame but well worth the effort.

            cheers
            Doug
            Who is this Al with 6 parts?
            1972 Ratty Driver
            Stock 4 Speed
            Bored .20 over
            Stock Cam
            Stock Carbs
            Hubs by Phil
            GP Rear Brackets
            Cable Throttle
            Gear Reduction Starter
            Wire Wheels

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            • #7
              See post #13 on this thread.

              http://www.6-pack.org/vb5/the-6-pack...hboard-support
              '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
              Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
              Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
              Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
              Redlines always.
              My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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              • #8
                I f'd mine up a wee bit when I installed it. I used the 3 M spray on contact cement and the SECOND the two parts make contact, it's welded in place with 0 forgiveness. I was a touch high on the feet and so the bolts cut a bit into the foam. Not enough to make me order another one, but enough to curse myself and note it in the memory banks.

                There must be a better way to secure these things that don't instantaneously bond the 2 parts together???

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                • #9
                  I simply painted the alloy brace itself. The finish on it mimicked vinyl so unless you look close, you can't tell it's not covered.
                  CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
                  2nd owner, since 1975
                  Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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                  • #10
                    What's nice about the one from 6parts is that by covering over the existing vinyl cover, you keep the little "ears" that support the kidney pads. If you strip the old vinyl and just cover the metal support you lose the "ears" and have to come up with another way to support the KPs. And yes, the KPs may stay in place just by friction............. or they may slide down.
                    1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
                    Patton TBI
                    HVDA Toyota 5 speed
                    Goodparts Nissan Diff
                    Goodparts CVJs
                    AAW Wire Harness
                    Miata Seats
                    Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 289tiger View Post

                      Out of town right now, but happy to send you a pic of the installed Rimmer cover when I get back. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the TRF one.
                      Does the Rimmer one have the foam on the back?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by siennaman View Post

                        Does the Rimmer one have the foam on the back?
                        It does. Just realized I forgot to post some pics......will get some.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 289tiger View Post

                          It does. Just realized I forgot to post some pics......will get some.
                          Thanks - i would have that TRF and Rimmer were using the same manufacturer for such a specialty item - especially if they price match. I wonder if maybe your TRF variant was a bad unit. Can you tell that the 2 are made by different suppliers?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by siennaman View Post

                            Thanks - i would have that TRF and Rimmer were using the same manufacturer for such a specialty item - especially if they price match. I wonder if maybe your TRF variant was a bad unit. Can you tell that the 2 are made by different suppliers?
                            Pretty sure they are from different suppliers. The TRF one had yellow expanded foam; Rimmer foam is black. I don't know for sure, but I suspect TRF cover is made by these guys: https://britishdashesdirect.com/.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 289tiger View Post

                              It does. Just realized I forgot to post some pics......will get some.
                              Apologize for being slow in getting pics....our garage is in boxes and we're in mid-remodel. Here are some pics of the Rimmer cover installed.
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