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Gaping hole

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New to the forum...and thank you for the resource.

Just bought a 1987 Interstate with 30,000 miles. Mechanically, it appears to be in very good condition. The previous owner, however, apparently liked cutting into the plastic fairing. I can fix most of the hack jobs but not sure what to do with the gaping where a radio/cb resided.

He installed a "Concept" radio (never heard of them) by enlarging the hole in the fairing. He then 'glued' the surround of the radio onto the top of the fairing. When I pulled the radio, I didn't notice the hack job and ordered an OEM cover. It arrived in the mail today and...bummer, not even a close fit.

It looks like that center portion of the fairing that houses the radio, speedo and tach is a separate piece. But I have no faith that I'll find it on eBay (since I've been looking for a handlebar cover too).

Outside of finding and purchasing that part of the fairing, any suggestions on how to fix the gaping hole?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 03:07 PM
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You should be able to get your hands on a small sheet of abs plastic and cut it to fit. A search should tell you where you can order it or have something you can pick up at the store. You might try a hobby/craft store or a home improvement store.
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Sierra sells a radio mounting gizmo that may fit over that.

https://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail...od=SIE-RM-GL12

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I actually have a sheet of ABS. I guess I'm wondering how to securely affix the sheet while being able to remove it if/when needed. The ABS that's left of the panel is thin and won't hold screws, I think...probably end up cracking thru the panel. Not enough meat for velcro.

(Out of curiousity, I bought a '84 speedo/tach surround panel that looks like it will fit the '87. Strange because the interim years '85 and '86 panels are very different from what I've seen.)

The Sierra thingy requires a radio though. Don't have one of those. Thanks.
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As far as I know all four years of Interstate gauge clusters are the same.
The Aspencade is very different.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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As far as I know all four years of Interstate gauge clusters are the same.
The Aspencade is very different.
Thank you. Yes, that makes sense to me ... have to remember the diff between Aspy and Interstate (light bulb moment!)

The replacement that I gambled on should work...yeah!
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Did t.v. repair for 25 years.had pretty good luck welding and dashes back together with a simple walmart soildering iron.find some scrap and and a little practice you could weld in a filler sheet.then from out for any gauge or radio insert.
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R.V repair damn auto correct
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