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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I am starting on the restoration of an IH 782 , The plastic dash has a piece missing , any ideas or advice on fixing the dash or advice , please feel free to send the comments or suggestions my way .  thanks much

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Are you talking about around the lever? Could you find a rubber boot to put in there?



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:12 PM

I am starting on the restoration of an IH 782 , The plastic dash has a piece missing , any ideas or advice on fixing the dash or advice , please feel free to send the comments or suggestions my way .  thanks much

Any idea what kind of plastic it is?



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:49 PM

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no idea on what kind of plastic

here is a better pic

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:51 PM

in the pic the flange is broken out , from 35 + years of use and abuse , just wondering if I should splice something in there or what?  


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:54 PM

It just hold the hood i would leave it or else find a new dash piece



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 09:18 PM

that piece is actually the whole dash cover . Trying to find a nice original or newer one is pretty difficult. Most of the Dashes on the 782s were broke. It will be covered with a piece of 5/8 x 1 foam weatherstriping so no one will see anyway.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 09:25 PM

Is the lip on that supposed to be all the way around the radius or is there a gap at the corner? I have no idea whether a plastic welder could work on something like that. I would imagine the original dash with be extremely brittle no matter what.



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 10:02 PM

What you might try, is get a piece of ABS that's the same thickness as the lip, then glue it in and fill any gaps with an epoxy or Plast-aid (or whatever you prefer), then once dry, grind and sand any excess, and add a filler (if needed), then paint.


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:02 AM

How do you feel about making a custom dash out of metal? Probably no more work than #9 above



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 09:12 AM

How do you feel about making a custom dash out of metal? Probably no more work than #9 above

great I never thought about that !  



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 09:14 AM




that lip goes all the way around the dash kinda makes a seal for the hood to rest against.

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 01:03 PM

I've seen pinch weld molding on a roll that had a lip.



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 04:59 PM

JB Plastic weld is tough stuff and should be able to fix that up with a hunk of material..



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 05:12 PM

You could take a small piece of metal you can work with fairly easy and make an "L" out of it and then imbed the back into the body of the dash and then cover the whole piece with plastic.  That way it would look original but have strength.






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