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Old 01-11-2009, 10:38 PM
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Hey, guys I know we all have the problem of the cracking dash and trim bezel. So, what do you all do...... I have two of theese trucks both have the felt covers on them. Yes, nobody knows my dash is cracked but it eats at me. I just looked at my not daily driver the other day. I thought I was going to cry. Yes, I love my trucks..... what I have thought about was to take the dash out supper glue it back up, sand it, spray paint top black again (tan on the other), then spray the back of it with the rubber spray paint they make(to give more suport). This wont work for the trim bezel. I know about the rubber covers but I dont think that is any better than what I have now, I want to repair or replace with new one that wont crack. Any ideas are great, Thanks very much.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:57 PM
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try this:
http://www.coverlaymfg.com/
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I just ordered one of these covers from LMC Truck. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow. I'll do a thread on the install. Curious to see if it actually fits.
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+1 I just got the one from coverlaymfg and it is very nice.
I bought the combo with the bezel coverlay both for 200+ship.
The fit is excellent although the color was off and I fixed that with a 5 dollar rattle can from the store.
I have been intending to take some pics and write up so look for that tommorow if I can get my axle joints replaced in time.
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Now I'm wondering if I should of ordered the bezel too. Will the new cover fit using the old bezel?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:49 AM
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I dont know how I feel, theese are all just covers. That you put on top of your cracking dash. I dont want to lift this cover up and see a cracked dash. Is there anything that you can just replace the dash with a new one. Or a way to repair your old one.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:43 PM
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Guys do any of you the answer?
Please help.
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Guys do any of you the answer?
Please help.
I just received my new dash cover yesterday from LMC. It came with a tube of silicone adhesive for gluing it down so I don't think you will be able to lift it up and see a cracked dash. I'm going to trial fit it this weekend and if it looks like a "go" I'll install it.

I have never liked the idea of removing dash boards (unless it was a race car) because there is always the risk that you could damage something expensive, not get it back in right, or then it rattles like hell after you get it back in. So the permanent dash cover seems like a good option for me.
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Now I'm wondering if I should of ordered the bezel too. Will the new cover fit using the old bezel?

Yeah it fits right over the bezel and atop the dash cover.
They are tight fits and the lines match up very well.
My covers also came with tubes of silicone.You wont be able to take it off and see the cracking dash.

To the OP if you want a full replacement be ready to shell out some serious cash(I believe 400+ dollars)
To me its a no brainer.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:45 AM
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+1 I just got the one from coverlaymfg and it is very nice.
I bought the combo with the bezel coverlay both for 200+ship.
The fit is excellent although the color was off and I fixed that with a 5 dollar rattle can from the store.
I have been intending to take some pics and write up so look for that tommorow if I can get my axle joints replaced in time.
Which color did you buy and what color spray paint did you get? I would love to do this but I am afraid i would make things look horrible by trying to paint them.

Edit - And can you post some pictures of the install or finished look?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:45 AM
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guys is the lmc cover match the org. color of the dash or does it too need to be painted?
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Yeah it fits right over the bezel and atop the dash cover.
They are tight fits and the lines match up very well.
My covers also came with tubes of silicone.You wont be able to take it off and see the cracking dash.

To the OP if you want a full replacement be ready to shell out some serious cash(I believe 400+ dollars)
To me its a no brainer.
Mine was somewhere around $280 for the replacement with a shop discount. See if you can get a shop to buy it for you and hook you up.

I dont like the idea of covering the problem, but thats just me.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:09 PM
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i dont either but i dont want to put new one in from mopar and it crack, i would prefer one that u remove the old and bolt new one in. But, it would need to have some type of plastic that flexs. Anybody know of anything like this?
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Our replacement dash is made of super strong ABS plastic that is UV coated to keep the sun from making it crack like the original. This Dodge Ram Dash is more durable than an original OEM part and is backed by a LIFETIME MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY!
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