Want to buy: The instrument cluster surround (plastic trim), and the radio/controls surround (plastic trim) for a 1985 Quantum. Thanks, David.
edward40handz.... I have the pieces from my car, but they are somewhat broken in a place or two. I'm going to attempt a repair. I really don't have an idea of the worth of the used parts. Can you give me an idea of what they are asking for the parts, or what you would pay if you were looking for them. Thanks, David.
Early style are near impossible to come by in unbroken shape. I just replace them with later model surrounds. The center vent doesn't seal up since it's an oval rather than a rectangle, but it doesn't make a huge difference. Only other thing is you have to grind down the AC control faceplate a little on the side to fit it in there. But it looks a hundred times better. And the parts are still easy to find. Same with the headlight/turns/grill. I have all the parts for a swap for dash and headlights if you want to do a trade.
This was my old 1984 QTD wagon after I did the facelift and dash surround swap (best pics I have left):
JohnBarleyCorn..... Thanks for that information. I'm going to try to repair the surround I have for the radio/controls, as it is broken in a few places. I have almost all of the pieces, so I'm going to try it. May have to fabricate a small piece from styrene. Using "Plastruct Bondene", solvent for styrene and ABS. So far it's holding, and melting the pieces together. If I'm not successful, I'll contact you about your parts. Looks like your Quantum is in very nice condition. Mine is an '85 (4 headlight), and those parts are OK. Thanks again. David.
Well, the later style lights and grill bolt in and the wiring is pretty simple to convert. The replaceable 9004 bulbs are much brighter and easier to deal with. I've got a few sets, so no hurry. Good luck on the repairs. How's the bottom left petition of the cluster surround? Is the headlight switch area broken?
JohnBarleyCorn.... I have repaired the radio/controls surround, and will try to install it and see if it holds up. The area around the headlight switch is broken at the left lower corner. I'm also going to attempt a repair there. I'm using styrene from the hobby shop, and some "Plastruct Bondene" to do the repairs. The glue seems to hold up fairly well, just a matter of being careful on reassembly. I'll post my results. Thanks, David.
Good luck. I've had some limited success fixing some areas, but the press-fit switches and the screw fittings ususally ended up failing again. I think next time I'll do a graft of the oval AC duct onto the old rectangular one. Maybe in my Coupe project...depending on what dash I end up using.
I've got several sets for the new style, so just let me know if you need any.
JohnBarleyCorn.....If things don't work as I hope, I'll be contacting you for some parts. I've also got a plastic welder as a backup to the solvent approach. Used to do some plastic type repairs when I was in the body shop business, hope it will do the job if i need to use it. David.
Just needing the plastic trim that surrounds the cluster, and the plastic trim that surrounds the radio & heat/a-c controls. My cluster is OK, as are the controls. The plastic trim is broken in several places, a common occurance for the Quantums. Tried a repair, but no good luck.
Also needing a hazard switch. Mine has fried and come apart, so no turn signals as well.
JohnBarleyCorn.... I'm OK on the switch trim panel. I have two, as well as two heater control panels. Still looking for a good fuel sending unit for the s/w, and the door in the cargo area, right side (covers my rear washer jug). Thanks, David.
JohnBarleyCorn... I need the dash pieces for the 1985 Quantum, that we had discussed in earlier posts. The thing I fabricated lasted for a while, and has broken in places that the original did not. Good while it lasted. PM or post on the thread and I'll get back to you. Thanks, David.