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helton333
12-11-2010, 07:53 AM
Does anyone know if they make new dash trim to change like a 2003 205 wood dash to black or even metal like on the newer boats?

east tx skier
12-11-2010, 09:37 AM
You have any pictures of the two dashes?

scott023
12-11-2010, 09:37 AM
Check with Jim at MasterCraft By Design... 1-888-460-6186.

Sodar
12-11-2010, 10:47 AM
Does anyone know if they make new dash trim to change like a 2003 205 wood dash to black or even metal like on the newer boats?

If you really wanted to do it, it would not be impossible. Just a matter of using your current dash as a template for a metal version. I don't know if MCbyDesign does custom stuff, but I am sure anyone with a CNC machine could do it for you.

TX.X-30 fan
12-11-2010, 11:23 AM
If you really wanted to do it, it would not be impossible. Just a matter of using your current dash as a template for a metal version. I don't know if MCbyDesign does custom stuff, but I am sure anyone with a CNC machine could do it for you.




I replaced the Super/Cheesy/Cheap plastic one in my 04 with the old MBD stuff Mike sold and it really improved the look.

I could not believe that those dash and side panels were plastic for 60 grand.

brucemac
12-11-2010, 01:16 PM
I've seen full dash replacements on eBay fwiw.

Timbo126
12-11-2010, 02:17 PM
I did a custom dash on a 2003 197. The hardest part of it was removing the panels which isn't even that hard. I pulled the panles off and sanded them smooth. Then created a custom design pattern in CAD and then had a vinyl shop print the pattern on vinyl, pretty much how they do the new vinyl covered mastercrafts. Then I took the panels with the vinyl on them to an auto body shop and had them clear coat it.

By the way my interior just started to rip this year and I am pretty rough on it. I already have no vinyl coverings waiting to gon though so not to worried about it.

Heres a pic of my dash, sorry I dont have a really good close up of it though.

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5554/71980167861085144814228.jpg

CantRepeat
12-11-2010, 02:38 PM
I did a custom dash on a 2003 197. The hardest part of it was removing the panels which isn't even that hard. I pulled the panles off and sanded them smooth. Then created a custom design pattern in CAD and then had a vinyl shop print the pattern on vinyl, pretty much how they do the new vinyl covered mastercrafts. Then I took the panels with the vinyl on them to an auto body shop and had them clear coat it.

By the way my interior just started to rip this year and I am pretty rough on it. I already have no vinyl coverings waiting to gon though so not to worried about it.

Heres a pic of my dash, sorry I dont have a really good close up of it though.

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5554/71980167861085144814228.jpg

Off Topic, but are those 80s and a 485?

Timbo126
12-11-2010, 06:16 PM
No their pro 60's and a pro 485

CantRepeat
12-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Off Topic, but are those 80s and a 485?

How do you like it? What do you have powering them?

CantRepeat
12-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Oh and to add to the topic, I did mine in carbon fiber. The dash that is.

sethro
12-12-2010, 09:23 AM
Take a look here, maybe they have what you are looking for.

http://greatlakesskipper.com/products.php?action=search&keywords=mastercraft

Timbo126
12-12-2010, 06:08 PM
How do you like it? What do you have powering them?

I like them alot. The wetsounds speakers can get very loud. I also have JL 7.7" in boat speakers and a Jl 10" sub. The sub woofer is definitley the weak link in my system so I'm looking to replace it but I two JL M-series 600/6 amplifiers powering everything. The JL amplifiers hold up very well in the marine environment so I highly recommend them and their small enough to fit in my 197.

helton333
12-14-2010, 01:25 PM
Anybody got tips on pulling these dash and armrest inserts off? I assume they are glued as well as screwed on? I know the X-9 that year had the exact same setup, just aluminum hot dipped. That's the look I want...