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Old 09-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Dashboard for 1977 Argosy MH

The dashboard in the 77Argosy has pulled away from its mountings.
Most likely cause is the deteriorated plastic, caused by being left in one place for 12 years by the previous owners.
Regardless of the reason, I need to replace the dashboard.
Any suggestions?
I have heard
1. Wood
2. Metal with cutouts created by a computer operated mill.
3. Duct tape (not the most attractive or long term solution.
I would really appreciate any suggestions or direction
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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What about finding a junker somewhere and just buying a new (to you) dash? One other option since the Argosy's are on truck chassis, what's the chance that the dash from a similar era truck might work here? Just a few thoughts.. Keep us posted..
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thank you Rick F, good advice.
My first thought was just that; find an old Argosy junker. Unfortunately, the only one I could find had the fire start in the front, thereby destroying the dash.
However, I will look around at old truck dashboards and see if that works.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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I have a dash from a 77 Argosy it doesn't have the instrument cluster what piece are you looking for
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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shepherd57, I don't need any instruments, only the actual dash itself. I have all the instruments.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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Here is a picture of the dash it is still a bit wet from washing off the dirt. It will probably have to be painted it is in good condition. It has a small crack on the right side below the air vent but I can repair that easily I can take more pics if you want.

This motor home hasn't run for about 20years
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sheperd57, thanks for the photos. I now realize I was not completely accurate in my discription. I have the instruments, but the actual faceplate that holds them has deteriorated.
I will probably have to create something.
Again, thank you for your trouble and for pointing me in the more appropriate description of what I need.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #8
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Hi All, I want to remove my dash in my '82 Airstream MH in order to paint over that ugly orangy color It looks the same as the pics here. Any advice on how to remove?

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #9
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I have a dash from a 77 Argosy it doesn't have the instrument cluster what piece are you looking for
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Do you have any other parts from the 77 Argosy? I am looking for the front grill.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:22 PM   #10
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I;m looking for Gen-door. Here is a photo.
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Argosy grill

I have the complete grill this is the only pic I have but I can take more
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Gen Door

There was one but it disappeared from the time I bought the rig and when I picked it up sorry
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That looks like the one .My Argosy only had part of it when I got it . I would need the whole grill. let me know what you want for it and we can figure out shipping.
Thank you for the time and effort.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #14
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I will have a look this weekend and see what is involved to remove it. Shipping might be costly it would be a pretty big box
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