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johny_Utah
07-15-2006, 02:02 AM
I have searched this site for dashboard fixes and found some information but nothing really conclusive.

Anybody have the "mouse trap" to fix the dashboard? Screws where tightened to much so it has cracked and they have pulled thru. Also the panels are all cracked.

Any ideas would help

J.

PS> Where do you buy VDO gauges?

milkmania
07-15-2006, 02:14 AM
I have searched this site for dashboard fixes and found some information but nothing really conclusive.

Anybody have the "mouse trap" to fix the dashboard? Screws where tightened to much so it has cracked and they have pulled thru. Also the panels are all cracked.

Any ideas would help

J.

PS> Where do you buy VDO gauges?
did you read these threads yet?
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=3181&highlight=carbon+fiber
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=1430&highlight=carbon+fiber

someone ended up doing theirs with a carbon fiber decal......looked dang sharp!:headbang:

*edit:
found the thread, but the pics didn't make the transition of the new board, I guess:confused:
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=1737&highlight=carbon+fiber+decal

johny_Utah
07-15-2006, 09:28 AM
If anyone has done work on their dash and still has pictures would you mind post them again?

J.

TMCNo1
07-15-2006, 10:26 AM
Go to your local fastener store, take a original screw and find some round head S/S screws of equal or one size larger to use for the dash screws and back them with S/S fender washers to keep the screws from pulling into and thru the plastic dash material.
As far as the black switch plates each side of the dash, S/S, aluminum, black plexiglas, black lexan or carbon fiber can be used as a replacement using the originals as patterns and the holes for switches, ignition switch, horn, breakers, etc. can be cut out with a Dremel tool and the items in the plates can be labeled with a label maker or small vinyl decal letters. Get new S/S screws and fender washers for them too to keep the corners from bending and or breaking the plates as the old ones did.

JEREMY79
07-15-2006, 11:37 AM
there is pics of my dash in my gallery

johny_Utah
07-15-2006, 11:35 PM
The holes where so big that the washer would have had to be huge so I bought 2 packages of JB Weld and filled the holes for the back with a putty knife. I Did a few coats and let them dry in between. It is now stronger then original.

J.