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#1 ford4wd08 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2016 - 09:15 AM

On my '74 I've been working on, my bezel/panel at some point broke into two pieces. The previous owner patched it together from the back side with a piece of metal and drilled two holes through the panel and used two button head screws to attach it back together. It drives me crazy to see the two button head screws on one side. What are my options with this, replace, any sort of way to repair? I've tried searching and believe most replace them. I would love to add the headlight panel, but they're pricey.



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Posted August 26, 2016 - 05:49 PM

What is it made of? If plastic, the E6000 glue is some good stuff. You can get it at Wally World in the sewing dept.


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Posted August 26, 2016 - 07:43 PM

What is it made of? If plastic, the E6000 glue is some good stuff. You can get it at Wally World in the sewing dept.

 

It appears to be injection molded, so yes, plastic I'll have to look into that glue. Thanks


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Posted August 26, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Do you have a picture of the damage?


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 06:23 PM

I'll take pictures of it when I get home from the kids practice tonight.

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 07:53 PM

Here are some pictures. The more I look at it, the more confident I can repair it. Would fiberglass be a good application here?

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 08:15 PM

I'm tempted to suggest an epoxy that you can sand down. The pieces look fairly straight yet, and the gaps aren't large.



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 10:10 PM

I have several of these that are broken and I have repaired them with plastic welding them with a soldering iron and some of the other plastic from other broken ones. I have a thread on here somewhere about it 3 or 4 years ago. If you take your time, you can really do a nice job and most folks can't tell of the repair.

 

Here's the thread,

http://gardentractor...plastic welding



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 05:58 AM

I think I might try epoxy. I've got some marine tex for my boat that might work well. I can use the holes and back plate to help the epoxy set then remove it.after it cures and fill in the bolt holes.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Someone on WFMachines makes a steel replacement panel with headlights. I've sent him a PM over there and see what he says on pricing and all.....


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