Vehicles: Austin-Healey Sprite MKii, MG Midget MKi
Wood Species: Walnut Burl
Finish: High Gloss
Driver Configuration: Left Hand Drive
This is a replacement dashboard for Austin-Healey Sprite MK2, and MG Midget MK 1, based on the metal dashes we purchased to reproduce.
The story behind the dash:
For years we have offered an overlay dash, with fair sales, but have had a ton of requests for a replacement dashboard. This dash is the result of all your requests and a lot of planning and design on our part. We purchased 2 bug-eye/sprite dashes. One was for 58, one was for 62, both were identical. Our dash is milled out of Baltic or Russian birch plywood, same as was originally used by Triumph, Austin-Healey BJ-8, Rolls and Bentley, so there is a very stable base for the veneer. It is 1/2" thick, the outside edges are beveled at a 45' angle, and are blacked out also. The 4 gauges have been front recessed similar to Triumph (meaning they do not sit on the surface of the dash, but into it), and those gauge hole edges have been "blacked" out. All the other holes have been back bored, so you should have enough "threads under the nut" to be able to attach your switches, etc. This dash exactly conforms to the front 1/2" of your metal dash, and comes with 3 top mounting brackets to position it properly both "front to back", as well as against the top dash pad. It also comes with 2 lower brackets, and a switch bracket ( you know, that switch under the steering column side ).
This is a conversion and not a simple pop in and go installation. Requires patience and skill and we almost recommend having a professional install for you.
This wood set requires a final wet sand, polish and will ship 1-2 business days from time of purchase.