- Jan 5, 2019
- Reaction score
- Ram Year
I will eventually have to do this myself. Not having defrost in the winter time really sucks, but I’m afraid to do my heater core.I see some keep going back to the top cover/dash. What I am getting or trying is whats below that. This is the main dash from the lower to the top with the part you put the instrument cluster . This is no longer available to buy other then finding a donor truck with one that at least 90% there. I have some pictures showing what I mean. The dash cover it's self screws into it, then you can attach the bezel to that. Last picture is the donor dash that I am going to go see tomorrow. All along the top is gone on mine. This one has one spot that is cracked all the way through by the air control that I will epoxy and cut a piece of metal to attach behind for added strength.
The only thing is that you have to remove this very gentle or it's game over and back to looking. You would think even though it cheap plastic, it would be in better shape being hidden from the sun but nope, its just as brittle. Everything bolts to this even the air bag and glove compartment hinges on this piece frame. Basically this is the whole bottom piece up to the top. I'm just not sure what is the name since its a part of the dash over all. You have three parts. Dash top, bezel and main. The truck has a frozen motor but I am almost attempted for the right price by the whole truck. I'm just not fond of 4x4 due to cost if transmission or transfer case if they are bad but don't know their condition? The truck its self doesn't look bad at all but you can tell the bed was replaced because the truck is blue and the bed is white like mine.
When the time comes, I am planning to coat the entire backside of mine in a layer of fiberglass. That way every piece of it is protected from future breakage. If you only brace the part that is already broken, then the areas adjacent to that will be the next thing to crack.