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Old 11-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Have you noticed your dash bouncing up and down?

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On my last trip I noticed the padded dash at the very front where the bottom of the window meets bouncing on a rough road. It seems to come up about 1/2" to and 1".

When I got home I went into the engine compartment and looked up where the defrost vents go into the dash and pushed the soft foam.
What I found is the foam pushed up and the wood underlayment did also.

I looked around and do not see how that wood is attached and couldn't find any where it was attached to the front fiberglass.

Has anyone else seen this happen?
I'm looking into a method in attaching the wood dash to the front fiberglass.

Anyone?
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What about a couple of struts to another body/chassis part? Maybe?

Are there broken mounts?
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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What about a couple of struts to another body/chassis part? Maybe?

Are there broken mounts?
That is one of my ideas. I'm also considering a 1" x 2" wood at two places tothe front fiberglass at then screws into the wooden dash that bounces without going thru the wood dash.
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Big drill & bit !

Sounds like you need a big drill and large drill bit or stay off rough roads!
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Sounds like you need a big drill and large drill bit or stay off rough roads!
Actually it was those speed bumps in the home Depot parking lot.
Someone told me the faster you go over them the less you feel the bump.
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That is one of my ideas. I'm also considering a 1" x 2" wood at two places tothe front fiberglass at then screws into the wooden dash that bounces without going thru the wood dash.

Not sure I would want to attach anything to the fiberglass without putting the mount "in" the surface and continue to put more strips of fiberglass around and over to make it "one" with the rest of the panel. Just thinking out loud here.
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Not sure I would want to attach anything to the fiberglass without putting the mount "in" the surface and continue to put more strips of fiberglass around and over to make it "one" with the rest of the panel. Just thinking out loud here.
I have found locations in the front fiberglass that is already reinforced.
It is a thicker area and other things are attached such as the front grilles.
Thanks for the heads up. Appreciate it.
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On my last trip I noticed the padded dash at the very front where the bottom of the window meets bouncing on a rough road. It seems to come up about 1/2" to and 1".

When I got home I went into the engine compartment and looked up where the defrost vents go into the dash and pushed the soft foam.
What I found is the foam pushed up and the wood underlayment did also.

I looked around and do not see how that wood is attached and couldn't find any where it was attached to the front fiberglass.

Has anyone else seen this happen?
I'm looking into a method in attaching the wood dash to the front fiberglass.

Anyone?
If it were me fabticate some steel anchor strips uner the floor in each footwell outboard. Another in the center. Extend SS 6-10" long turnbuckles with eye ends to the anchors in floor and dashboard ( its plywood plenty of strength). Hardware can be light, not much load maybe 3/16". Once you cinch up dash will not budge. Fiberglass is not strong unless bosses are cast in. If made with stainless parts will not look bad. Would not screw into the floor, little tensile strength! Thanks for the heads up!
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Reply from FR about dash movement.

" John that is called a floating dash. Georgetowns are built that way. It help facility changing the windshield if necessary. We bBuilt a few thousand that way and no issues yet. "
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Reply from FR about dash movement.

" John that is called a floating dash. Georgetowns are built that way. It help facility changing the windshield if necessary. We bBuilt a few thousand that way and no issues yet. "
They left this part out:.....so just keep driving untill it falls out.


We buy these Georgetown's then we have to
rebuild, repair, replace, when there only a year or two old.
Are they all the same?
Or does Forrest River stand-out?
Just a honest question.
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