OEM Tool Tray


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OEM Tool Tray

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The tool tray on my '76 is cracked on the bottom. Probably too much stuff tucked in there. Does anyone know whether it is made of ABS plastic like the body panels? I'm thinking yes, but I thought I would check with the experts here.

TIA. Ron in AZ


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The tool tray may be ABS, but don't believe the body panels are. Drop some acetone or nail polish remover on the tool tray. If it softens, it's ABS. I've repaired cracks in ABS panels by drizzling acetone into the cracks and holding them together snugly.
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Shadowjack wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:13 am The tool tray may be ABS, but don't believe the body panels are. Drop some acetone or nail polish remover on the tool tray. If it softens, it's ABS. I've repaired cracks in ABS panels by drizzling acetone into the cracks and holding them together snugly.
All the body panels on all Goldwings ever made are ABS.
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landisr wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:09 pm The tool tray on my '76 is cracked on the bottom. Probably too much stuff tucked in there. Does anyone know whether it is made of ABS plastic like the body panels? I'm thinking yes, but I thought I would check with the experts here.

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Thanks, Scott. That's what I thought.
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WingAdmin wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:15 pm
Shadowjack wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:13 am The tool tray may be ABS, but don't believe the body panels are. Drop some acetone or nail polish remover on the tool tray. If it softens, it's ABS. I've repaired cracks in ABS panels by drizzling acetone into the cracks and holding them together snugly.
All the body panels on all Goldwings ever made are ABS.
He said he had a 76, and I don't believe the 1000 bodywork can be ABS. The panels are much harder, stiffer, and heavier, and acetone or MEK won't touch them. They sound like fiberglass when you try to cut them, and you can only scrape fine chunks off.
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The 1975 - 1977 GL1000 motorcycles body parts were made of three materials. The false tank sides are made out of fiberglass. There are some obvious metal body parts and the side covers are ABS plastic. The tool tray is not ABS plastic but I am not sure the exact name of the plastic.


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