Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude
Part 2b: The Interior
Continuing the strip-down of a Rover P5B Coupe by Cyrille, lets resume our journey into what the interior or the Rover P5/P5B looks like in various states of undress.
With the headlining removed, this is what’s above your head:
The sound deadening – the same as is under the carpets. it’s very effective, but quite heavy and holds water:
This is the headlining removed from the car. The vinyl is mounted on a removable frame:
A little tip that Cyf discovered: to access the rear fixing screw of the roof lining, you must first remove the rear jacket hooks:
Removing the steering wheel, starting with the horn ring. There are three grub-screws around the steering wheel hub that hold the horn ring in place:
Here’s the horn contact at the end of the steering column:
With the circlip removed, the horn contact can be removed:
Behind the instrument panel switches:
The switch mounting plates with switches removed:
Removing these rings frees the switch mountings from the instrument panel:
The wiring loom removed from the car. These are quite complicated cars for their age:
Here’s most of the interior trim removed from the car and laid out:
More to come in the next instalment. Cyrille will be dismantling the doors next.