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Karsken
03-29-2005, 05:49 AM
I have been thinking about how to replase my old dash when I come up with this idea. Now what do you think??? :rolleyes:
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/1080Liten2-med.JPG

Im installing it this week so will post more pic with instruments then!

sizzler
03-29-2005, 05:54 AM
looks sweet :headbang:

Mag_Red
03-29-2005, 06:17 AM
It looks like it's 1/2 thick in the picture :eek:

André
03-29-2005, 06:18 AM
Nice job!

Sizzler
Happy birthday men!

Karsken
03-29-2005, 07:46 AM
Mag_Red: "It looks like it's 1/2 thick in the picture"

The plate is 10mm, thats about 3/8 of an inch! :eek:
Im installing a hydraulic helm pump for my hydraulik steering so it had to be solid enough.

jsonova99
03-29-2005, 07:49 AM
Did they charge a lot extra to have Mastercraft etched into the metal like that? I think this is how I'm going to redo my dash panels, and I really like the custom Mastercraft cut in the metal.

ski_king
03-29-2005, 08:14 AM
That aluminum dash is sweet!!

Let me guess, you are a CNC operator?

NatesGr8
03-29-2005, 08:48 AM
Looks good, lets see some pics when its done :D

sizzler
03-29-2005, 08:53 AM
Nice job!

Sizzler
Happy birthday men!
ANDRE ..thx a lot man...........still think i'm 18...and from the weekends activities of sumo riding ,barefootin and wakeboarding/skating and various drunken acts i still am ......the aches today are of a 50yr old :toast:

sorry to hijack the thread

Karsken
03-29-2005, 08:57 AM
Anser to the above:

Im not a CNC operator but one of my old school buddys are, he also love wakeboarding! :D
So what the price would be I dont know, Not cheap.
Will post more pic`s

JEREMY79
03-29-2005, 09:32 AM
That looks sweet. But what is it going to be like when the sun hits it.
BRIGHT.

jimmer2880
03-31-2005, 08:29 AM
Looks sharp!

ski_king
03-31-2005, 08:36 AM
That looks sweet. But what is it going to be like when the sun hits it.
BRIGHT.
To help with the glare you can get it anodized, it will also keep the oxidation off of it.
Maybe you can check with a local anodizing shop they can anodize in most any color now. Price to have it done by itself would be very $$, but maybe they can run it with one of there commercial customers.
I get some sumilar sized parts anodized from time to time and I believe the price works out to about $25 per piece when I get about 20 or so done at the same time.

skee
03-31-2005, 11:02 PM
I have been thinking about how to replase my old dash when I come up with this idea. Now what do you think??? :rolleyes:
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/1080Liten2-med.JPG

Im installing it this week so will post more pic with instruments then!


I have a 1987 prostar 190 and have had it redone but my dash, oh my poor dash. I surely would be very interested in seeing some more pictures after it is installed. I would also, if possible buy one from you. This dash is driving me crazy i have been looking everywhere for a replacement..Please let me know...
Skee

Karsken
04-01-2005, 02:37 AM
Ans: skee
I will post more pics as soon as I get the instruments in, and the dash fitted. A thing I can do to help you, is to send you the CAD drawings. Then you can go to a lokal milling shop and ask what they would carge to make it. ;)

skee
04-01-2005, 10:40 AM
That would be much appreciated if you could send the drawing to me.

EFiles
04-04-2005, 09:47 AM
I'd love to have one made for my 1987 PS190, also!

Maybe those of us who want one could get together and have a shop mill us some. This shouldn't violate the group buy thing since it's not a product readily available on the open market, right?

jsonova99
04-04-2005, 09:51 AM
Has anybody done this for a '91 or similar setup? Basically the individual pieces? If so I'd love to get some pictures or better yet drawings for a machine shop. Thanks!

Karsken
04-20-2005, 02:21 AM
Well yesterday I got my new Gauges, all Gaffrig performance series in teal color. :cool:
Used all afternoon to get them into plase. But when they were in, and I put on the green Gauge light it look sweet!! :D
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/1080Instrumenter_med_lysred-med.JPG
Also istalled teal cup holders and a teal engine vent. :cool:

sizzler
04-20-2005, 02:24 AM
looks sweet karsken....should look even better at night.....

erkoehler
04-20-2005, 03:17 AM
Lookin good! Keep us updated with photos as you finish it up.

H20skeefreek
04-20-2005, 08:25 AM
looks good, but almost too "hot boat" maybe if the plate was set into the dash and it was anodized it would look even better.

wesgardner
04-21-2005, 03:07 PM
Hey All,

And now, another tack -I've got a '89 Maristar that has several small panels with gauges and switches in them. Other than aluminum, what have others used - Lexan? -seems it would crack....I'd like to have something I can machine with woodworking tools (router, table saw, band saw, sabre saw, etc.) because they're what I have....

Wes

jsonova99
04-21-2005, 03:10 PM
Hey All,

And now, another tack -I've got a '89 Maristar that has several small panels with gauges and switches in them. Other than aluminum, what have others used - Lexan? -seems it would crack....I'd like to have something I can machine with woodworking tools (router, table saw, band saw, sabre saw, etc.) because they're what I have....

Wes

Let me know what you come up with, I have a similar setup on my '91 Prostar

rem_pss308
04-21-2005, 03:26 PM
I used Lexan. It seems to cut easy with a jig saw, and a scroll saw.
I didnt know it at the time, but they make it, in Black. I used the clear, and covered it with carbon fiber decal.
So far I re-did two panels, and my dash compartment cover.

jsonova99
04-21-2005, 03:28 PM
I used Lexan. It seems to cut easy with a jig saw, and a scroll saw.
I didnt know it at the time, but they make it, in Black. I used the clear, and covered it with carbon fiber decal.
So far I re-did two panels, and my dash compartment cover.

Where did you buy it?

wesgardner
04-21-2005, 03:32 PM
Hey Rem,

What thickness...I too have seen mostly clear advertised on the web (I was just going to "back paint" it black....) There're a few plastics places in and around the DC area so I'll start asking around and there are plenty of boatyards in Annapolis (home of the Nasal Cavity) but most have quite thick stuff for hatch and window replacement ..

Cool pic, nice work...what did you do for labels?

The pic of mine looks better than they really are...EVERY one is broken out on the corners and several are broken in half...Mr. Gravity holds them in.

Wes

erkoehler
04-21-2005, 03:42 PM
The carbon fiber is nice, I like how it looks.

jayocheskey
04-21-2005, 04:16 PM
I really like the carbon fiber look.

What do you guys think about the wood-grain dash?

jsonova99
04-21-2005, 04:20 PM
I really like the carbon fiber look.

What do you guys think about the wood-grain dash?

Really nice, beautiful boat!

Ric
04-21-2005, 04:29 PM
I used Lexan. It seems to cut easy with a jig saw, and a scroll saw.
I didnt know it at the time, but they make it, in Black. I used the clear, and covered it with carbon fiber decal.
So far I re-did two panels, and my dash compartment cover.
I didnt know you could get black lexan either
it should never crack on you

erkoehler
04-29-2005, 03:33 AM
I really like the carbon fiber look.

What do you guys think about the wood-grain dash?


Reminds me of a luxury car, so I guess it is good!