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87MCProstar
04-22-2010, 09:39 PM
Anyone know where I can find a salvage spare dash? The rubber is starting to split and I can't figure out how to stop it from getting worse.

87MCProstar
04-23-2010, 10:53 PM
39 looks and nothing?

CantRepeat
04-24-2010, 10:50 AM
Can you post a photo of it?

ahhudgins
04-24-2010, 11:03 AM
Is it like this? This is my old 87 Powerslot that I sold years ago. It had a small crack that is visible next to the observers seat. At that time, my dealer told me that they had done away with the soft rubber dash and it had been replaced by a hard vinyl one, and they were VERY hard to find. I never did find a new or used one, but it was also a long time ago before I starting coming to this board. Maybe someone now knows of a boat that you can get a dash off of. Good luck.

Patsfan
04-24-2010, 04:10 PM
I have a 87 platium PS with the same dash. Mine is in good shape. You might try to find a good interior shop and see if the can custome cover yours. It would look some of the Malibu dashes you see today.

CantRepeat
04-24-2010, 07:15 PM
I have a 87 platium PS with the same dash. Mine is in good shape. You might try to find a good interior shop and see if the can custome cover yours. It would look some of the Malibu dashes you see today.


That was going to be my suggestion but since I had not seen the dash I didn't know what it was made out of.

87MCProstar
04-26-2010, 11:28 AM
My dash looks just like the one from ahhudgins pic. the split goes from the left speedo to the fuel guage. Covering I guess in an option I'll have to look at when I redo interior.

87MC owner
04-26-2010, 02:21 PM
I have also heard of people spraying the bed liner stuff on them to fill in the cracks and stiffen them up.

jraben8
04-26-2010, 02:48 PM
I got really lucky back around '01 with my '87 that had the same problem. I called around to about 6 dealers and someone had a replacement hidden back in the rafters somewhere. The place I got mine is no longer the MC dealer in Houston anymore.

ahhudgins
04-26-2010, 02:51 PM
I have also heard of people spraying the bed liner stuff on them to fill in the cracks and stiffen them up.

Hmm, I never thought of that, sounds like a good idea. I'm sure that there are a lot of people who would like to replace those torn or faded dash boards. I do repair work for a few companies who do injection molding so I may ask what's the possibility of making some of these. Never hurts to ask, but I'm sure it won't be cheap for less than 100 pieces.

87MCProstar
04-26-2010, 05:54 PM
If bed liner works, do you think you could do a fine fiberglass?

pkskier
04-27-2010, 03:04 PM
If this guy is still around he can probably help you. Try Steve Smith at Kustom Parts & Service 262-743-1008.

87MCProstar
04-27-2010, 05:27 PM
Pkskier, thats the guy whos # I had that I talked to once, he said he had a couple called a few days later, then a handful more times without an answer. so i'm guessing he ran out of them

Kyle
04-28-2010, 03:38 AM
I had to repair mine this year. What I did was remove the dash and use fiberglass sheets that I cut to fit the area. Then I mixed the resin and reglassed it from the back. I did not need to replace any of the vinyl. If you needed to have new vinyl a shop can put that on for you. They will use some 3m spray glue and a heat gun to mold it to your old piece. It should turn out looking brand new.