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  • jor
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Adhering plywood to Front Cap and MCD Shade Install
I was doing some prep getting ready to install a windshield shade and a couple of dash fans. The MCD shade will mount to that flat piece of plywood in front of the windshield valance. On this coach (270) there are three speakers mounted there....

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Mine was in the same shape I just resealed it,think the old sealer just dried up.

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As you know that's an important structural item.  Had problems with  windshield shifting, reattached this and the dashboard piece with 5200.  No problem since then though have second guessed the choice of 5200.  Lots of stronger adhesives...

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Jor...check my post from prior nose separation.
Broken windshield on our U300

I used West Sytem Six10....works great and very easy to apply no sag.

Hans


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I used West Sytem Six10....works great and very easy to apply no sag.
Hans

That or some of the gap filling hard setting urethanes like PL would be my choice were I redoing it now.  This is a...

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I ended up bracing the shelf into position, tacking it in three places with fiberglass and shooting Six 10 (thanks Hans) end to end. That baby is not going anywhere.
jor

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I was doing some prep getting ready to install a windshield shade and a couple of dash fans. The MCD shade will mount to that flat piece of plywood in front of the windshield valance. On this coach...


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Will you be detailing the installation of the MCD shades?

Yea, I'll post on it in a few days. I ordered one without the flap. I intend to use it without the wedges but if it's awkward I'll make some up.
jor

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Will you be detailing the installation of the MCD shades?

I installed a night shade only. Size is 98" x 48". Direction of roll is toward the windshield. I bought the MCD switch.

PREP: I found that the valence shelf was not secured to the front...

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I installed a night shade only. Size is 98" x 48". Direction of roll is toward the windshield. I bought the MCD switch.

PREP: I found that the valence shelf was not secured to the front cap. I tacked...


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Are you happy with the width?  Looks like it could be an in or two wider on each end?

Yes. I wanted the shade to be as close to the windshield as possible. It is mounted 2 1/8" forward of the valence and the shade's direction of roll is...

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I will eventually put in MCD shades, possibly on all the windows. For the windshield, I want to put in independent day and night shades for each side, which would require a trim piece down the center. Unfortunately, MCD apparently doesn't install...

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