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« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2019, 10:36:31 PM »

I got some screws in my filler plate. The heads of both stick out just enough to be in the way of the bezel. I dremeled off a little bit of the top on just to see what Iíd be left with once it fit. Iím not sure if it will hold. Any ideas?



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« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2019, 04:31:10 PM »

Either a little tack weld and grind down again or... start again with new screws.  Screw them in with a little JBweld under the heads and threads.  Let dry then grind down again.

Actually, they will probably hold as-is.  Shake the patch around a little, don't pound on it.  See if it's stable.

Is the patch metal?   If the patch overlaps the dash metal a little, you could use some panel adhesive.
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« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2019, 06:10:02 PM »

I think all of the above would probably hold it well. I was wondering if a little rivet would hold. Bonus it would be easy to undo. Yes itís a piece of a shelf from a file cabinet I believe. About 1/32Ē thick. Once itís mounted with the bezel on there there will be a little of a gap but it wonít look too bad.

I still have to drill the two upper holes for the gauge cluster and finish the other heater vent hole. Then this thing will be ready for a once-over with a sandblaster and some primer.
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« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2019, 06:39:59 PM »

I think all of the above would probably hold it well. I was wondering if a little rivet would hold. Bonus it would be easy to undo.

Never thought of a rivet.  If you do use a rivet then put some epoxy putty or epoxy glue on the back side to keep the rivet from working loose with time.
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« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2019, 07:35:50 PM »

Good call. I think that should do just fine. Bad news is I will be out of town for work next week and Iíll be itchiní to work on car parts the whole time  Undecided
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« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2019, 12:15:20 PM »

Not too shabby  shruggy

What do you think?



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