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Hi Guys,

The crack up top near the glass is getting worse and worse. Is there anything you can use to patch it up without having the dash replaced or refurbed? I needn't be show truck quality, just functional.
 

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? My cracks and such are in the (black) plastic along the front face of the dash - never had the top (or that material) crack.
Not sure what you can do to repair - or stop further damage...??? May have to just glue it - might not look pretty - unless you glue something over - or like me - get a preformed carpet style dash cover - and cover up any "repairs".
Like this one... look around on line for the right year / color you need.
https://realtruck.com/p/coverking-molded-carpet-dash-cover/cvk-mdcd1/?cparam=60026&gclid=CjwKCAjwk93rBRBLEiwAcMapUXsmTbYeGgZQwjVSPa8fnOL_D-XshYZHjTyXgdkLkmucVc9lvJqXDBoCCA8QAvD_BwE
 

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Nothing much that you can do to fix it other than smearing glue all over it to try and stop it. It is one of the joys of having a 22+ year old vehicle.

Do a search on "dash caps" I put on on a 84 F250 and it turned out quite nice.
 

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The crack up top near the glass is getting worse and worse.
That's indicative of a deeper problem in the dash or firewall. There shouldn't be enough stress there to open a crack like that. Have you ever removed the dash? It's not difficult to just pull back a few inches. Read this TSB:

(phone app link)


Look for twisted metal, cracking paint, or separating seam-sealer on the cowl/firewall.
Is there anything you can use to patch it up...?
Sure: Bondo, epoxy, a plastic welder, duct tape... Anything will patch it, but nothing will fix it.
...just functional.
What's not functioning right now?
 

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Thanks guys. Everything still works Steve. I was just referring to making a functional repair to at least stop the spread as opposed to a picture perfect looking repair. I'll throw some glue on there and look for some kind of covering as well.
 
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