Some parts are getting hard to find

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Oh , I discovered the other night that "Parts Geek" has Dashes and Dash covers at a resonable price !
Thank you, but dash pads are not the issue here. You can find those all day long. It’s the underside of the dash that is the problem. Nobody makes it.

As for piecing one together and then covering in fabric, it could probably work. Is just a tremendous amount of work to get it done and really make it nice. I hope to do something like that someday when I can afford to have the truck out of service for a couple weeks.
 

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Unfortunately, I have never seen the part he is taking about going for that cheap. There are lots of options for the top of the dash or the gauge bezel. The part nobody can find is the subassembly that all of those things mount onto. The going rate on eBay seems to be $700-900 for a junkyard part, and you know they are all just as old and brittle as the part they would be replacing. I wish so badly that somebody would make them. I think people would very readily spend $700+ For them.
You hit that right on the head. You can find covers all day but the main part to connect to really needs to be made. I would rather spend $700 to maybe $900 for something new then being forced to accept old and used with high risk. Dodge should have been held responsible to fix the problem years ago that would have prevented this but oh well. lol.
 

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You hit that right on the head. You can find covers all day but the main part to connect to really needs to be made. I would rather spend $700 to maybe $900 for something new then being forced to accept old and used with high risk. Dodge should have been held responsible to fix the problem years ago that would have prevented this but oh well. lol.
I second that. Toyota, for example, had a warranty extension to cover the entire dash on all Camry, Solara, Sienna, and 4Runners for a 5+ year stretch because of poor materials used. It would be nice if Dodge at least helped produce a replacement for those of us who want to keep these trucks going. I would buy a new dash core in a heartbeat even if it was $1000+. Instead I am stuck with a $900+ ebay used dash and I still have to reinforce it myself and hope it doesn't fall apart during shipping or install.
 

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Dodge will not likely be of any help, They want to sell new trucks for more money, not keep old ones going. My Local dealer has pretty much been worthless as far as service goes! however many of these parts are made by sub contractors, the key may be on the part itself if there are any numbers on it, might take a little work to find out what company made the part.

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Yeah, I will not be jumping on the electric bandwagon, if I want a golf cart, I’ll go to the golf course.
 

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I am not opposed to Electric, I have been a copy machine repairman for decades. I would only want it though, If I can charge it with solar from a home system. Even then only to drive back and forth to work. If I have to use coal fired plants to recharge it, nothing gets changed!

Basic rule of Chemistry ! Matter cannot be Created or Destroyed, only a change of State !

The only Free power comes from the sun !
 

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how to know which year bezel your looking at, don't buy the wrong one
not all vendors or suppliers know the differences
detailed explanation

 

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how to know which year bezel your looking at, don't buy the wrong one
not all vendors or suppliers know the differences
detailed explanation

And once again…. Thanks, but this is not the part we are all hurting for. If it were that easy to find, we wouldn’t be here lamenting our inability to do so.
 

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Whatever it is that you are trying to find
You are not explaining it very well enough to help you search for it
 

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I am not opposed to Electric, I have been a copy machine repairman for decades. I would only want it though, If I can charge it with solar from a home system. Even then only to drive back and forth to work. If I have to use coal fired plants to recharge it, nothing gets changed!

Basic rule of Chemistry ! Matter cannot be Created or Destroyed, only a change of State !

The only Free power comes from the sun !
Only, it is not free given the investment in equipment to harvest it.
1st law of thermodynamics......
There is no free lunch.
 
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