Understanding that you’d like to keep the truck looking the same, you mave have better luck trying to find one from a year or two newer. It won’t be exactly the same, but it may help locating a decent one. I got plumb lucky. I found one about six months ago at a pick n pull yard. I added the dash mount tab set that’s available from LMC truck. Worked great.
By the way does anyone have any experience with the rubber covers that has been made ? I have a crack on mine just above the gauge cluster and frame. I believe i can hotglue the crack and bondo the crack even, but of course it will look like crap without something to cover it ?
The under side of the dash will need copious amounts of strength. I put a pristine replacement in mine about three years ago. I’m kicking myself for not ‘glassing the entire underside. It cracked after about 18 months.
I have been working on my dash for a long time. So far, I find what works best, is to cut a small window in the dash @ the crack so you can get a backing under it. I have been using small aluminum sheet metal parts cut to size, and gluing them in place with some JBWeld. Letting that sit over night, then removing whatever clap jig I rig up to hold the aluminum over night. Then I JBWeld the plastic dash section I removed, back in place, then fill the voids with JBWeld. The next day, I sand smooth with some 100 grit sand paper. Clean all that up, and paint with some duplacolor vinal and fabric paint. I find this works very well. It is time consuming but well worth the effort. Here are a few recent pics. In the last pic, I had a crack on the right top corner of the dash, you can see, it is all fixed now. It doesnt look like it ever had a crack there. Also in that same pic, you can see screws on the top of the bezel. I have filled those with JBWeld also, and sanded them down. Screws are now gone.
I recently purchased a 1995 k3500 double cab with 8'box and single rear wheel. It has the 5.7L engine. I am looking at doing upgrades to the engine for towing. I need suggestions.
I also would like to get a trans temp gauge. What are some options for mounting and where is the best spot for...
Hey all, my brother recently got a 96 C2500 (215k mi) with the 5.7 Vortec and he recently changed the spark plugs but not the wires (they're only a year old), but on startup the engine sounded a bit different and it's vibrating all around. A gas smell was heavily present and acceleration from...
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Last Sunday I noticed a fast flash on my right turn signal. Front right light flashed fast, nothing at rear. Figured it was the board, couldn't mess with it. Left turn signal was normal. I can get to work with left turns only.
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