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    Gen 2 Removable Dash

    Looking for ideas to install/remove Dash without having exposed Hardware. Trying to keep it clean. I have Wood-grain Laminate. Idea from Tim Whittaker at Kootenai Valley.
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    I see that your looking for no hardware showing. I used button head screws and rivnuts.20190919_162123.jpg
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    That is beautiful Dash. Well done. I was trying not to have any screws showing, but yours looks very neat and clean. May go with that.
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    I think if you are looking to eliminate hardware that a few strategically placed pieces of hook & loop should suffice...IMO.
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    That's what I have been thinking. And if it does not work, I'll go from there.
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    They make some variations of velcro (hook and loop) type stuff that is quite strong and should be very secure - not sure what it is called though

    here you go: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AQ6IJRY...ustomerReviews
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    Having some experience with industrial strength hook and loop in the marine environment, I would try to avoid it. It works well, too good sometimes. Trying to pry the stuff apart has destroyed what it's attached to more than once (usually ceiling panels). It usually pulls off of whatever its attached to before it separates from each other.

    Are you covering the dash at all? I would look at attaching studs of some kind that you can then secure with wing nuts or similar from behind. My 2 cents FWIW...

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    I had the Dash Vacuum Bagged with a Woodgrain Laminate, then Varnished. >>
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBB Larry View Post
    I had the Dash Vacuum Bagged with a Woodgrain Laminate, then Varnished. >>
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    You can also do a Hydrographic dip and have it cleared, then the sky's the limit. I did that for my Instrument cluster Dash Panel.
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    One idea: glass-in tabs on the back top of the panel with mating slots under the dash (body), and flat tabs (perpendicular to the panel)on the back bottom of the panel with mating horizontal tabs on the bottom of the dash (body). Then to install the panel tilt the top in to insert the tabs into the slots, then push in at the bottom which would be secured with screws to secure the panel tabs and dash tabs together. If you put enough wedge in the top tabs and slot the bottom dash tabs I would think you could get it tight enough not to shake or rattle.

    Just an idea that popped into my head. I'd be scared to do much work on such a beautiful panel!

    Kind of a lesson to the rest of us to get all the fitting/securing/bolting/screwing done before we make it pretty....
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    Looks great. Knew nothing about that. Was in Quebec City last year. Beautiful City.
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    I am good at damaging things! I'll have to think about it.
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