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coz
06-19-2008, 10:00 AM
So I need to make a new sunpad for my 98 205, can anyone feel the thickness of the wood for the sunpad and let me know what there's is? I'm thinking 1/2-3/4"

Thanks

BrianM
06-19-2008, 10:01 AM
So I need to make a new sunpad for my 98 205, can anyone feel the thickness of the wood for the sunpad and let me know what there's is? I'm thinking 1/2-3/4"

Thanks

Its not wood. It is 1/2" HDPE.

east tx skier
06-19-2008, 10:05 AM
For that piece, given its location, I would definitely make the base out of HDPE as opposed to wood.

coz
06-19-2008, 10:09 AM
For that piece, given its location, I would definitely make the base out of HDPE as opposed to wood.

OK? HDPE? High Density what?

Thanks for the quick response guys I'm off today and tomorrow so this is my project :D

BrianM
06-19-2008, 10:16 AM
OK? HDPE? High Density what?

Thanks for the quick response guys I'm off today and tomorrow so this is my project :D

Polyethylene http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-density_polyethylene

It isn't cheap.

coz
06-19-2008, 10:24 AM
Polyethylene http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-density_polyethylene

It isn't cheap.

Got it! thanks Brian & ETS I appreciate that :D

coz
06-19-2008, 12:40 PM
I cut out the template and on my way to find HDPE and my next door neighbor is an upholstery guy so this might be a one day thing :D

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/pad001.jpg

Anyone in need of a pad? depending on how this turns out I might be able to hook you up with one :D

coz
06-19-2008, 03:49 PM
Ready to tuck & roll :D

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/pad002.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/pad003.jpg

Sodar
06-19-2008, 03:51 PM
Where is the HDPE? All I see is foam and wood...

Did your boat not have a pad before?

coz
06-19-2008, 04:04 PM
Where is the HDPE? All I see is foam and wood...

Did your boat not have a pad before?

That's the template I cut out this morning and I just cut the hdpe, and yes I had a pad up until last weekend heading to the river on the I-10 around Vicksburg.

Check this out http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=24195 :mad:

Sodar
06-19-2008, 04:06 PM
That sucks! How was the old one attached? Mine was throughbolted.....

coz
06-19-2008, 04:14 PM
That sucks! How was the old one attached? Mine was throughbolted.....

2 rubber stops, 2 z-brackets and 2 push pins and my pins were broke so I'm pretty sure thats what led to lift off :D when they'e new and you put them in they're like car body clips and a pain in the neck to remove the pad, but I tell you this is more a pain in the neck than the 2 pins I should have replaced. Here's what I had to look at all weekend, no pad :cry:

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/River6-14005.jpg

coz
06-25-2008, 10:36 PM
That works :banana:

Neighbor covered it for an 18 pack of coors light :worthy:

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/pad001-1.jpg

mastercraftrider
07-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Coz, That sucks!! I lost mine this weekend as well. I saw it go flying off in the rearview and stopped and picked it up. I have to do some vinyl repair but I just went thru the exact same thing you did of making a new one this spring and it already blew off. (I was the one you told it wouldn't blow off) I guess we will have to rig up a better way of fastening them!!!