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    I am fixing a place in my dash were it broke all the way to were the dash and deck come to gether I cut the break out it went through a gage hole and I and am pluging sum outher gage hole. My question is when I put the plug in do I just use wood glue or do I use resin to secure it? I know the terminology is probably wrong but If yall could help I would apprecate it. Here are some pics of were I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahitiRat View Post
    I am fixing a place in my dash were it broke all the way to were the dash and deck come to gether I cut the break out it went through a gage hole and I and am pluging sum outher gage hole. My question is when I put the plug in do I just use wood glue or do I use resin to secure it? I know the terminology is probably wrong but If yall could help I would apprecate it. Here are some pics of were I am.
    Squirtcha! would be a good person to ask. He did his whole dash and it came out great. He could probably give you some good pointers.

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    Thanks I am Hopin to get some info I dont want this thing to look like a dumb ass did it

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    Hey TahitiRat, that's a hell of project you got going there!

    If it were mine and I wanted it to be bulletproof, I would remove all of the wood behind the dash panel and make an entirely new backer piece of say, 1/2"-3/4" plywood cut to fit the entire dash and replace it entirely, that would give the needed rigidity while alowing you fo fill all of the holes neccissary and give a perfect finished product, stay away from using glue, I would use either epoxy resins or the standard poyester with quality fiberglass matt (Tap plastics near you?)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Hey TahitiRat, that's a hell of project you got going there!

    If it were mine and I wanted it to be bulletproof, I would remove all of the wood behind the dash panel and make an entirely new backer piece of say, 1/2"-3/4" plywood cut to fit the entire dash and replace it entirely, that would give the needed rigidity while alowing you fo fill all of the holes neccissary and give a perfect finished product, stay away from using glue, I would use either epoxy resins or the standard poyester with quality fiberglass matt (Tap plastics near you?)..

    Good luck!

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    I have thout about removeing the wood but I not much with wood. The only way I cam see to remove it is to chip it out it that right or is there a nother way I dont know

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahitiRat View Post
    I have thout about removeing the wood but I not much with wood. The only way I cam see to remove it is to chip it out it that right or is there a nother way I dont know
    Yeah pretty much, if its plywood (99.9% chance it is) you should be able to remove it in layers, guessing it would probably take an hour or so...It won't be real high quality wood, so should break apart real easy...

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    You should follow GT's lead. I would remove all of the wood backing the dash and replace (it may sound like a pain in the ass compared to what ya had in mind,but it will make the repair much easier to finish and be solid). Looks like the dash is sagging with the part you cut out. I would make sure the dash is in it's original position when glassing in new 3/4 ply wood backer. Good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahitiRat View Post
    I have thout about removeing the wood but I not much with wood. The only way I cam see to remove it is to chip it out it that right or is there a nother way I dont know
    A 4" -4 1/2" grinder with a sand pad (50-60 grit) will remove the old thin layer of wood stuck to the dash.Be carefull,this method will remove alot of meat fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Yeah pretty much, if its plywood (99.9% chance it is) you should be able to remove it in layers, guessing it would probably taske an hour or so...It won't be real high quality wood, so should break apart real easy...

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    How do I remove the wood were the bow supports and the dash wood bond the bow wood lays in over the top of the dash wood
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahitiRat View Post
    How do I remove the wood were the bow supports and the dash wood bond the bow wood lays in over the top of the dash wood
    I would just use a Sawsall or even a hand saw and cut it parallel with the dash at the connecting fiberglass, should be fin, you will need to reglass that piece in, so rough it up before you glass in the new wood...You'll be alright, baby steps and think it through...

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    Also just in the intrest of saving you a bunch of work and time, use a grinder and the proper safety gear and cut through the fiberglass at the inside top of the dash and leave about a 1/2" from the underside of the deck, insert the new wood under it and reglass...May not make sense, but I talk with my hands...

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    Like this (cut where the lines are)

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    That seems like it wont be to hard I think I will do that Thanks for the help. I will be asking more questions so watch for me to ask Thanks later

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahitiRat View Post
    That seems like it wont be to hard I think I will do that Thanks for the help. I will be asking more questions so watch for me to ask Thanks later
    Cover up! Using a grinder under there is gonna make you itch. I might hire someone to do this...Once you get the wood in you can fill those holes.Might as well do all of them, tht way you get it the way you want it.

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