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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:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

The sound deadening – the same as is under the carpets. it’s very effective, but quite heavy and holds water:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

This is the headlining removed from the car. The vinyl is mounted on a removable frame:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

A little tip that Cyf discovered: to access the rear fixing screw of the roof lining, you must first remove the rear jacket hooks:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction
Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

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:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction
Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

Here’s the horn contact at the end of the steering column:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction
Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

With the circlip removed, the horn contact can be removed:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction
Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

Behind the instrument panel switches:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

The switch mounting plates with switches removed:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

Removing these rings frees the switch mountings from the instrument panel:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

The wiring loom removed from the car. These are quite complicated cars for their age:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

Here’s most of the interior trim removed from the car and laid out:

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Dismantling Part 1]: Introduction

More to come in the next instalment. Cyrille will be dismantling the doors next.

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