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Old 12-07-2019, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Volvo 140 Cracked Dash, Fix Ideas

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I have a 1971 144 with a big ol crack right down the middle of the dash. The crack showed up about 6 months ago, and it's bugging the hell out of me. I know I could replace the dash, and that's the RIGHT way to do it, but honestly I don't have a garage for the car right now, so it would probably just happen again with the new dash. SO, I'm curious what you guys have done to fix yours.

My wife is an artist, and has a much better aesthetic eye than I do, and she had the idea of doing a strip of fabric about 4 inches wide down the center of the dash - kinda like a racing stripe. What are your thoughts? What fabric would you say would work for this, and how to attach it?
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:45 PM   #2
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I'm thinking there might be fabric tape available...
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:42 PM   #3
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:05 AM   #4
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Or I'll sell you mine for $300 locally. You saw it once before.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:44 PM   #5
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Or I'll sell you mine for $300 locally. You saw it once before.
Oh yeah, it's lovely, and if I thought I wouldn't bugger it up I'd absolutely snag it. I just know that it would probably get cracked again.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:34 PM   #6
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Also just interested in some sort of spray glue to hold the fabric that will still be removable if I decide to go a different route. A lightweight spray on glue?
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:17 PM   #7
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There is such a thing as fabric tape but usually applied with an iron. If it's just a stripe of fabric, have your wife "fold it" to the size you want then just attach it along the edges with double sided carpet tape or something similar. Spray glue will be messy.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:10 PM   #8
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:08 AM   #9
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Epoxy the cracks and flock it
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:36 PM   #10
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Hahhaha, I'm thinking the double stick tape idea is best
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:37 PM   #11
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Oooh what about book tape?

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Premi...5920262&sr=8-4
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Old 12-09-2019, 04:11 PM   #12
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Suprised nobody has brought up padded dash filler:

https://www.polyvance.com/Padded-Dash-Filler-2/2050-9/

Way more legit than tape.
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Suprised nobody has brought up padded dash filler:

https://www.polyvance.com/Padded-Dash-Filler-2/2050-9/

Way more legit than tape.
Definitely more legit, also about 15 hours more work. I figure the tape is a solid stop-gap so I can stop looking at the crack for now, and maybe it'll look a bit better than it did before. Obviously would need to be done right, so it doesn't look like tape and instead looks like an accent. Maybe a stripe for each air vent?
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:41 AM   #14
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How about a dash cover, I keep meaning to order one for the 780 and they're on sale now.
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/pro...hoCeiIQAvD_BwE
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:40 PM   #15
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Thinking I remember seeing a video on using plastic bumper cover repair kit to repair cracks in a dodge charger dash pad.

Try searching: Cracked Dashboard Repair - Padded Dashboard - YouTube
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:32 AM   #16
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I have a dash cover for it, just not super into the look. I would say the two top options for me are to either completely cover it with vinyl/leather, or try the strip out
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