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Hello I need some help and advice . I have a chap set up to try and make a dash similar to the one in the attached file but I don't know if there is a difference in the arc radiusacross the windscreenfrom a a Mk1 to the later rover minis . I don't want him to make it and find out it does not fit . Its simlar to the Riley Elf but we don't want access to the parcel shelf in front of the driver as we want to fit instruments . The Pic is of our mk1 cooper and the new dashwill be for our mk1 S . Can any one advise . Regards Bruce
Thanks folks for the reply . However the pics you supplied show the section joining the speedo dash section to either side is via a small flat wedge dash part . The one in my pic shows either side joins to the speedo section via a curved wooden edge – Is that still a Rockee dash ? what about the lack of a flap on the drivers side – was that standard Rockee? Please advise Thanks Bruce
Someone else is bound to know more, but I think the dash pictured is a 'Rokee' (spelling uncertain) which was a popular accessory in years gone by – as you say similar to that fitted to the Elf.
You are spot on. [url]http://www.mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/images/autorama_24.jpg[/url]
As for width of the dash, ill stick my neck out that MK1 – Rover mini remained the same. Obviously just the dash crossmember changed.
Definitely a Rokee,I bought one new from matey boy who owned the mini spares shop near Putney Bridge in the heady 80's (1985 to be exact),fitted it to my first car/mini a 'H' plate tartan red 1000.The two side parts adjoining the centre piece were radiused.
Now they were the days to be into mini's ….
Ok thanks – so where is he now ?- anyone got a contact for me to follow up – maybe a 1980 phone directory! LOL. Thanks again Bruce
Midland Mini Centre list Rokee walnut dashboards in their catalogue but there are no pics.:(Link for contacts:
just found this guy on another forum : 'Retrodash'.
Hello All – Just struck gold dust !!! A man who makes special Rokee type dash boards to order – a choice of wood , flap access and all for Ã‚Â£200 approx see the pics and get in the queue – Approx 6 weeks delivery from order placement – talk to him first
Steve Downs [email@example.com]
Thanks see my next reply Regards Bruce
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