I had to remove the steering column shroud in my 83 Toyota recently, and of course when I put it back together all the screw posts shattered into pieces and aren't fixable. I've seen some forum posts of people plastic welding the screw posts inside the shroud back together, but that's not an option here. They're all too busted.
I currently just have the two pieces mated together just sitting on there, with a long zip tie wrapped around it holding them together. That was holding just fine until I got in the truck to go to work this morning and bashed my knee on the column shroud, and apparently something inside there broke too because it rattles with every bump now.
What's the best fix for these? I'd hate to spend $80 or more on eBay for another factory one that is also brittle and will do the same thing. Does anyone have theirs just wrapped in something? Anyone gotten a sheetmetal one made to replace it or made their own?
Open to any ideas. I want to take the rattly cover off and replace it with something so it doesn't look ghetto with all the innards exposed, and also not invite thieves with all the wires in plain sight.
I didn't post to the Toyota subforum so I didn't limit responses from non-Toyota people with good ideas