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220seb W111 lower dash cover
« on: May 05, 2019, 21:04:25 »
I am preparing to install new lower dash covers (2 piece) purchased from Vintage Euro on my 1963 220seb.
I am curious if anyone on the forum could furnish some good reference photos of the longer cover.
Note this would be on an early 220seb or possibly a 250se with no AC .
I believe the lower panel needs to be bent.
This car did not have original cover so I have no reference.
Want to verify if it fastens under or overlaps the lower leather portions of the dash.
Any pictures or information is immensely appreciated.
Peter Perry
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Re: 220seb W111 lower dash cover
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 21:31:42 »
Hi Peter,
I was in exactly the same position last year. I thought the trim was fitted into those "flaps" which can be seen in your pictures. Doing this seemed to line up the holes in the trim for other items bolted under the dash. I am not at home so I can't give you a photo - sorry. Hope this helps.
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Peter
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Re: 220seb W111 lower dash cover
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 04:48:29 »
Hey Peter,

I installed those on my '68 W111 and can get some pics. The front edge does indeed slide under the tabs just below the lower dash pad in you picture. I think the firewall side screws in. But let me get some pictures and not replay on my foggy memory.
Wallace Wheeler
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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Re: 220seb W111 lower dash cover
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 20:27:16 »
Peter, see pics of mine. The under panels should have (2) built in "L" brackets that then screw to the firewall. I already had the screw holes in the firewall that lined up perfectly with the panels I bought from World. Mine is a '68 280SE, so no telling if it was changed some. The tabs that hold the upper panel look to be in a slightly different position. Either way I hope it helps.

Wallace
Wallace Wheeler
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'68 280SE W111 coupe
'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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Re: 220seb W111 lower dash cover
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 22:48:52 »
Thanks for sharing Wallace. Mine new panel never came with the little L shaped brackets and I shall look into that. As I don't use the car yet it doesn't matter but the panel does slip down.
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Re: 220seb W111 lower dash cover
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 01:38:41 »
As I recall, the original panel that was severely warped, had very similar brackets on them. I believe they are riveted on to the cardboard.

First step would be to see if you can find the screw holes. Mark that and you can probably fashion some brackets pretty easily. I would bet a hardware store has something close.
Wallace Wheeler
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6