Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:38:03 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Broken Dash Fascia


in article 1065777123.32149.0nopsam.uk.clara.net, Grunff at grunff232nopsam.com wrote on 10/10/03 10:11 am: > Paul Halliday wrote: > >> Having been really pleased to have had a classic 900 with an intact dash >> fascia, mine has now broken. One of the retaining lugs has snapped so the >> pin no longer holds the dash in place. >> >> Has anyone come up with a suitable method for fixing this problem? > > I've had good results with epoxying a washer where the lug would > normally be. You usually have a bit of the lug to glue to. Once > the washer is in place, you then build up the glue around it, > making it nice and solid. Thanks Grunff. When I replaced my original Rover 800 style (broken) fake walnut dash for a nice black vinyl dash (not broken) from my '85 900i, I gubbed up the lugs with Kensington (PC locks) superglue. I hoped that would give some strength. I thought the epoxy and washer solution was about all I could do, but someone has mentioned actually melting a heated washer into the plastic from the inside, melting model airplane sprue over the metal and then fixing with that plastic glue you get in Airfix kits. Sounds good. What about just drilling a small screw into the bloody thing? Straight through the ash tray <--- I don't need the damn thing any more :) Anyone else got a solution? Much appreciated, as always. Paul

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