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Offline Callmebert

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Dash panel repair?
« on: March 06, 2023, 11:03:17 AM »
Does anyone know of a dash repair panel for the radio area? The previous owner hacked the area up to install a radio. Itís really bad. Looks like they used a hammer and cold chisel. I was thinking of seeing if i could find a junk yard donor, cutting a piece out, then welding it in place.

Offline Callmebert

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Re: Dash panel repair?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2023, 11:04:16 AM »
Btw, it is a Ď86 Scottsdale Swb.

Offline Mr Diesel

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Re: Dash panel repair?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 12:21:00 PM »
I think I welded in a patch piece of thin steel on my last one. Of course welding in a cab is full of fire danger since everything in there is combustible. A better solution might be to fashion a metal plate to fit and overlap the edges onto existing material and epoxy in place. Lowes has plenty of plain steel from which to choose.
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Offline mrghostwalker

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Re: Dash panel repair?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 03:49:33 PM »
I ended up replacing a section of the dash with a section cut out of a parts-truck. It won't be noticeable if you are careful where you cut it.

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Re: Dash panel repair?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 04:08:41 PM »
I ended up replacing a section of the dash with a section cut out of a parts-truck. It won't be noticeable if you are careful where you cut it.

You can always cut out a section from a 89-91 Suburban for more radio choices.
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Offline Chevygold

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Re: Dash panel repair?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2023, 02:14:01 PM »
When I fixed my sun toasted ex Arizona dash panel I just stuck a bit of card on the back then filled over it with glass reinforced filler then after filling all the cracks gave it a light coat of truck bed paint followed by 2K satin black and it looks great!
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