FB dashboard removal

Everything Interior Related.... Trim, Etc...
djmarcopolo
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:41 pm

FB dashboard removal

Post by djmarcopolo » Thu May 29, 2014 6:24 pm

is there a how to on removing the dashboard available. clocks and center console are out so now I am having the dash flocked and the center console will be replace with genuine carbon panels plus I am spraying the interior so want everything out
Thanks

RamoNZ
Posts: 798
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:56 pm
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by RamoNZ » Fri May 30, 2014 12:22 pm

There isnt a 'How-to' as it is just very hard and you need to take your time doing it.

I have removed a dash, but as it wasn't going back in I didn't pay a lot of attention to finesse. Lots of hidden 8mm nuts to remove dash top though - thats for sure...! :)

Someone else should be able to assist.
Series 3 13b EGi 6 port, Tender Blue
Series 2 12a stock, Silver
Series 1 RX2 12a, Herschel Orange

djmarcopolo
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:41 pm

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by djmarcopolo » Fri May 30, 2014 6:24 pm

OK looks like ill just have to figure it out, if i get time ill make a step by step guide

Elford0
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:20 pm
Location: Hayes Kent

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by Elford0 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:36 pm

Here you go

http://www.rx7club.com/1st-gen-archive- ... -a-460208/
(U.S. RX guys have been very helpful to me)
Just reverse things

Hope it helps
I am using the same instructions at the moment so I can rewire my Elf
I have a download as a PDF if you have any problems

Wear gloves or you will rip your knuckles off... trust me!!
Cheers
Graham

User avatar
chc
Posts: 773
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:22 pm
Location: Wirral

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by chc » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:50 am

Here's another link for the same work which I did in September 2010

http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/s ... hp?t=66294

Look at post 24 for details

g-l
Cliff

1983 Series 2 - Stardust Blue Elford Turbo

TOOL
Posts: 2503
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:30 am
Location: Var, France (ex NZ, ex UK)

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by TOOL » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:42 pm

Link no worky
Back in sunny France

User avatar
ian65
Posts: 5568
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:11 am

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by ian65 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:00 pm

TOOL wrote:Link no worky
you can't link to that forum from this one ;)

User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1168
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: FB dashboard removal - REPAIR

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:32 pm

I have read the above posts on Removal of Dash :twisted:

Very informative but it would have to ;s; be last resort.

I have a damaged Dash (for reasons unknown) that has been covered by previous owners with a speaker cover.

Any suggestions as to how this could be/covered hidden.

Up till now I have had a chrome Rotary Badge over it that does not look too out of place and if you did not know better it looked almost as if it should be there :oops:

Image

Any sensible suggestions welcomed.
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

User avatar
ian65
Posts: 5568
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:11 am

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by ian65 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:32 pm

Pete,
I'd change it if I were you..... it's not too difficult.... I changed the whole interior on my current silver car ( including the dash top) in a weekend because I didn't like the wine red interior that came as standard on sunbeam silver cars.
If you were to remove the whole dash, ie. steel frame and everything then that's a right nightmare but just swapping the dash top is easily achievable in a day even if you haven't done it before..... it's just a case of being methodical and remembering how you removed the damaged one.
As your car is so nice it's a shame to have this damaged top and even if you cover it up, you'll still know the damage is there...... If you can live with it fine but if it was me, I'd have to replace it.
The biggest problem is dropping on another dash top to replace yours with..... maybe that black parts car on ebay might be able to provide one if you can track down the buyer.

User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1168
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: FB dashboard removal

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:43 pm

I thought I could live with it but as you say, it is starting to really gnaw away at me so I think the time is approaching ;s;
I must source a decent replacement first ;s; 0-0
I was secretly hoping someone would come up with a magic solution rdg
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

Post Reply