PDA

View Full Version : Fabricated a little block off plate for the old single DIN stereo hole today...


catamount
05-16-2013, 03:55 PM
As noted in this thread (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51274), I recently replaced the old and dead non-marine single DIN stereo in my 1987 PS 190 with a fully waterproof Jensen MS-30.

http://i.imgur.com/va9t5.jpg

The only problem was what to do with the hole left behind. I was thinking about putting a tray or box in there, but couldn't find anything that looked like it would look good there.

http://i.imgur.com/AgAteUp.jpg

I decided to enlist the help of a machinist friend to carve me something with his CNC.

First we cut some aluminum stock to fit over the hole.

http://i.imgur.com/bvk0cFp.jpg

Then mocked something up in Adobe Illustrator using the HemiHead font.

http://i.imgur.com/cZZ5xxl.jpg

I have an old oven in my garage that I do hobbyist level powdercoating in, so I decided to coat it black (along with some other bolts for the boat).

http://i.imgur.com/gNiWH0n.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dG4bPEV.jpg

25 minutes and 350 degrees later, cured gloss black.

http://i.imgur.com/UATEPpM.jpg

Today I brought the coated plate to my machinist buddy along with the file. The end result is pretty slick! I'll follow up with a final photo once I get it mounted.

http://i.imgur.com/7OCHu7p.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1WirsUO.jpg

SKI*MC
05-17-2013, 10:40 AM
looks great!! Where did you relocate the stereo?

clrussell
05-17-2013, 10:42 AM
I've been thinking of doing something like this! Good job!


Tapatalk

catamount
05-17-2013, 11:12 AM
Thanks guys.

looks great!! Where did you relocate the stereo?

The new stereo is a round Jensen MS-30 3" compact waterproof which I put right next to the old hole.

http://i.imgur.com/AgAteUp.jpg

Jeffer
05-17-2013, 11:44 AM
i love the fact that you used your wife's cookie racks for the powder coating. i hope she didn't see the post after there was a fresh baked stack of chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen!
:purplaugh

catamount
05-17-2013, 11:56 AM
i love the fact that you used your wife's cookie racks for the powder coating. i hope she didn't see the post after there was a fresh baked stack of chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen!
:purplaugh

:D

You're crazy, that is a spare oven I use in the garage for powdercoating only. One would only powdercoat in their food oven if they were actively trying to get cancer.