Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair

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Dan Corcoran
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Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair

Post by Dan Corcoran » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:33 pm

The swinging cover over the ignition key broke at the little nub the screw goes into.

Anyone have any luck repairing (5200?) or replacing it?

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Re: Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair

Post by jng7000 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:12 pm

The company that supplied those covers is out of business last I heard. Might be able to find some type of plastic fabricator locally to make a new one or just go to Home Depot and pick up a piece of plexiglass and make a new one. Alternatively you could you grind off the nub and maybe put a hinge on the top? I've thought about doing that to mine thinking it may work better.
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Re: Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair

Post by j30_rhapsody » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 am

I purchase some clear Lexan at Home Depot and traced the old one using a scroll saw, then carefully drilled the holes. I masked the edge on the backside and painted the outer edge black, then put on foam with adhesive along the edge. It works great.

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Re: Clear Engine Ignition Cover Replacement / Repair

Post by Dan Corcoran » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Great Ideas, Thanks!

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