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fade94 01-03-2018 08:42 PM

Dash question...behind the dash
 
I purchased my old truck back from my brother, 2001 QC 4x4. He replaced the dash with a Geno's replacement unit. What I am looking for, is the dash part it mounts to. Several of the screw holes are broke from age. For instance the headlight switch holes, climate control mounting holes, etc... Does anybody know what this part is called and possibly a part number for it?

SIXSLUG 01-13-2018 10:39 AM

My local Dodge dealer parts guy is pretty helpful. He might help you out.

Kerley 01-31-2018 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by fade94 (Post 3341502)
I purchased my old truck back from my brother, 2001 QC 4x4. He replaced the dash with a Geno's replacement unit. What I am looking for, is the dash part it mounts to. Several of the screw holes are broke from age. For instance the headlight switch holes, climate control mounting holes, etc... Does anybody know what this part is called and possibly a part number for it?

I have the same problem and need the same part. If you have found the proper parts please contact me, thank you.

patdaly 02-02-2018 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by fade94 (Post 3341502)
I purchased my old truck back from my brother, 2001 QC 4x4. He replaced the dash with a Geno's replacement unit. What I am looking for, is the dash part it mounts to. Several of the screw holes are broke from age. For instance the headlight switch holes, climate control mounting holes, etc... Does anybody know what this part is called and possibly a part number for it?

From the parts manual, it doesn't look good.

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BluMtnRam 02-08-2018 01:47 PM

Same Thing
 
Watching this post. I have/had the same problem with the bottom half of the dash. I was able to salvage and JB Weld parts back in place when I did my new top half dash replacement. Just had my dash face off working on something, first time since I did the replace on the top half. Some of is holding some is not. If salvage yards are the only option then what year is the best? Not 2002?! My attempt to repair the bottom half is short term fix IMOP. Area that is still bad is around the headlight switch.

2002, SB, HO, 6SP, 4:10"S, 17" MT's, smarty, bhaf, DSS, winch bumper with 12K, weak clutch,

Kerley 02-09-2018 12:19 PM

Your guess is as good as mine, Dodge just used cheap made plastic and we are stuck with it. My dash is still apart and I am trying to figure out how to repair the headlight switch frame. My truck has always served me well, but always in need of something. What truck is built better? I don't know.

SIXSLUG 02-09-2018 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Kerley (Post 3343856)
Your guess is as good as mine, Dodge just used cheap made plastic and we are stuck with it. My dash is still apart and I am trying to figure out how to repair the headlight switch frame. My truck has always served me well, but always in need of something. What truck is built better? I don't know.

Unfortunately, Ford quit making the 67-75 models, all steel, minimal plastic...I'd love a crew cab 4x4 with a 12 valve in it....someday maybe.

deere country 02-09-2018 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Kerley (Post 3343856)
Your guess is as good as mine, Dodge just used cheap made plastic and we are stuck with it. My dash is still apart and I am trying to figure out how to repair the headlight switch frame. My truck has always served me well, but always in need of something. What truck is built better? I don't know.

The trouble with chryslers plastic is the fact that it shrinks with age. They quite obviously have a know problem with it but choose not to remedy the cause and keep selling replacement parts. It doesn't matter what piece it is on the truck if it's plastic on a dodge it will crack if it has more than 2 or 3 screws attaching it to the truck.

Take any ford truck and it doesn't matter how old of a truck and its plastic seems to never crack. I am not saying it doesn't crack but in comparison to a dodge, well their isn't much comparison as its nearly impossible to find things like a headliner trim or a grill for a 91-93 dodge. But yet the same vintage ford has everything intact 29 of 30 times.

To answer your question about what's built better their are many trucks out their that are built better but none of them have an engine like a dodge does with its cummins powerplant. If you want the best of both worlds install the cummins in an F350 and you can't beat it.

Kerley 02-10-2018 07:50 PM

I have never owned a bad Ford and would like to own a clean Ford 4x4 with a 12v Cummins.


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