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Unusual Dash on MK1

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Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
So I just bought my first spitfire and going to restore it. I have been doing a ton of research on it by have never seen a car with dash buttons like the one this one has. Has anyone seen it before or can shed some light on it for me?

It also has some (I think) backup lights that I have never seen before. Maybe a dealer option.

Thanks for the help!

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Scott,
Looks like a PO liked the rectangular push buttons. The wood is also aftermarket, But that isn't an uncommon thing. I have done something similar.
I'm not sure there was a defined location for reverse lights, so that could be where that particular dealer thought they looked best. Or once again it could be the work of a PO
All the best,
Paul

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walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
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I agree, the dash is a PO modification, the wood and the two key switches along with all the buttons. All those lights on the boot panel look to be a bit of a custom replacement/addition.
Dan

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
Those look like 70's or 80s era lights/buttons.

BTW: There are rat rod fans that actually try for that look.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-12-05 10:29 PM by Doug in Vegas.

Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
That’s what I was thinking on the buttons. 70s look

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Does it require two ignition keys to start? :-)

Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
In reply to # 1501561 by Tonyfixit Does it require two ignition keys to start? :-)

No idea. Not a running vehicle and no keys.

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spits paul krause
florida, USA   USA
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Rusty; Gone But Not Forgotten!"
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Funny! It did remind me of the ballistic missile sub nav system that we developed for the Tridents back in the 80's.


In reply to # 1501561 by Tonyfixit Does it require two ignition keys to start? :-)



Best,

Paul

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1147cc Silver Member Douglas Hansen
Westminster, SC, USA   USA
is the 2nd key like the ZR1's? a valet key? remove the 2nd key and only have 1/2 the power?



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
First ignition fried.

Repair involved the removal of the cigar lighter to use the hole for the new ignition key and probably preserve all the original fried wires on the "they don't work anyway" theory.

Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
That’s awesome! Must be a taste of what I have in store for me...

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