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Paul D Smith Paul S
Aiken, SC, USA   USA
How do you remove it so it can be put back on after dash wood is redone?

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Paul,
It is only held by double stick type tape. A sharp knife should get it off, or you could use piano wire.
All the best,
Paul

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1480467 by spitfire50 ...or you could use piano wire.

Preferably a g-string.

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turner4366 Tom T
Danville, California, USA   USA
Try using dental floss. You can loosen the adhesive with some WD40 around the upper edge and let it soak in a little. Now you won't bend or damage the plaque.

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christrish Chris B
Lehi, Utah, USA   USA
Fishing line. That's how many car detailers de-badge vehicles.



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Spitfirejoe Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska, USA   USA
1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
While we are on the topic of SCCA Dash Plaques, does anyone have the capacity for making these things? I'd love to have a few that are updated with the OTHER years that Spitfires won an SCCA National Championship. By my count, there are 29 Spitfires that won SCCA Championships, and this happened over 24 different years. (There were years when the Spitfire won in multiple classes.) Here's a list of those championships...


Triumph Spitfire National Championships By Year and Class
1964* – GP - Ed Barker, Triumph Spitfire 1
1968 – GP - Don Devendorf, Triumph Spitfire 1
1968 – FP - Brian Furstenau, Triumph Spitfire 2
1969 – FP - Lee Mueller, Triumph Spitfire 1
1970 – FP - John Kelly, Triumph Spitfire 2
1971 - GP - Marshall Meyer, Triumph Spitfire 1
1972 - GP - Rick Cline, Triumph Spitfire 1
1973 - GP - Rick Cline, Triumph Spitfire 2
1973 – EP - Brian Fuerstenau, Triumph Spitfire 3
1973 – FP - John Kelly, Triumph Spitfire 3
1974 – FP - Rick Cline, Triumph Spitfire 3
1975 - FP - Ken Slagle, Triumph Spitfire 1
1975 - GP - Jerry Barker, Triumph Spitfire 1
1977 - FP - Tom Collier, Triumph Spitfire 1
1978 - FP - Jack May, Triumph Spitfire 1
1979 - FP - Steve Johnson, Triumph Spitfire 1
1980 - FP - Jerry Barker, Triumph Spitfire 1
1992 - GP - Steve Sargis, Triumph Spitfire 1
1993 - GP - Steve Sargis, Triumph Spitfire 2
1996 - GP - Dean C. Johnson, Triumph Spitfire 1
2002 - FP - Steve Sargis, Triumph Spitfire 4
2004 - HP - Tom Feller, Triumph Spitfire 1
2005 - HP - Tom Feller, Triumph Spitfire 2
2006 - HP - Tom Feller, Triumph Spitfire 3
2007 - HP - Tom Feller, Triumph Spitfire 4
2010 - HP - Steve Sargis, Triumph Spitfire 5
2011 - FP - Steve Sargis, Triumph Spitfire 6
2012 - FP - Steve Sargis, Triumph Spitfire 7



Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
I'd warm it with a hair dryer first, and then work at it slowly. The fishing line suggestion sounds about right.



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Paul D Smith Paul S
Aiken, SC, USA   USA
Thanks to everyone for the advice!

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PorterHouse105 William Porter
Hampton, Virginia, USA   USA
There were three different dash plaques mounted to the dashes of the production Spitfires.
The first early one was circular cast (I believe was brass). The second type was rectangular brass and went through 1973. The third and last rectangular brass plaque went through 1978.
I have two reproduction 1978 plaques available ...

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agitator Jon Trovati
Gold Beach, oregon, USA   USA
strange my 74 has the round brass one on it

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PorterHouse105 William Porter
Hampton, Virginia, USA   USA
If anyone is interested, I put SCCA dash plaques with years through 1978 on eBay. Look for "Triumph Spitfire Dash Plaque".

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1481893 by agitator strange my 74 has the round brass one on it


Yes, the thin rectangular plaques came later.

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
I believe the round brass was 73 and 74



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1974 Spit 1500 Carmine Red
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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
In reply to # 1491058 by Andy-Sherry I believe the round brass was 73 and 74

My '72 has the round badge.



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
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