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stealth_600rr
12-28-2013, 10:58 PM
got tired of looking for one so i decided to try and repair the one i had.....

stealth_600rr
12-28-2013, 11:06 PM
here is the rest....

thatsmrmastercraft
12-28-2013, 11:12 PM
Outstanding job! :toast:

stealth_600rr
12-28-2013, 11:25 PM
thanks man, figuring out the texture was a PITA, i was originally gonna wrap it in carbon vinyl but i didnt like how it looked, then i was gonna use plain plastic paint but the difference in textures from the plastic and the repair were not gonna look right, so when i went to pick up the filler primer i saw the paint that i used on mu bronco and that was what i used, duplicolor rattle can bedliner.....

PineLakeRumble
12-29-2013, 12:41 AM
Really impressive results! What type of metal did you use for reinforcement? How thick? Last time I pulled the dash to test a gauge I noticed some cracking and would like to reinforce. I didn't think there was enough room to fit the metal without having to sand/grind the fibreglass pod. I hope it all goes back together smoothly. Again, it looks fantastic!

PineLakeRumble
12-29-2013, 12:47 AM
By the way, this was the only shot I have of the dash graphic until spring...

cruiser
12-29-2013, 10:11 AM
Great job! Looks Super.

Jeffer
12-31-2013, 01:54 PM
Well thought out repair, and great job!

stealth_600rr
01-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Really impressive results! What type of metal did you use for reinforcement? How thick? Last time I pulled the dash to test a gauge I noticed some cracking and would like to reinforce. I didn't think there was enough room to fit the metal without having to sand/grind the fiberglass pod. I hope it all goes back together smoothly. Again, it looks fantastic!

i amp going to have to sand the dash pod a bit to accommodate the repair but im good with that, as for the metal, i have to go to ACE hardware and look at the package, its very thin strap metal, very flexible.... thanks for the picture of the graphics, luckily i found close ups by doing LOTS of web searching......

stealth_600rr
01-01-2014, 03:11 PM
thinking of doing something like this for the top, working on a couple other designs, but so far this is the one i like most..

thatsmrmastercraft
01-01-2014, 05:16 PM
thinking of doing something like this for the top, working on a couple other designs, but so far this is the one i like most..
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=104345&stc=1&d=1388603464


I like the stars, though I am programmed to keep them in a straight line. :rolleyes:

Have you tried placing 4 stars across the top and not on the bottom or the ends?

Snipe
01-01-2014, 06:40 PM
The "Pros" could not have done better. Great job.:banana:

Covi
01-01-2014, 08:22 PM
Nice job PLR

stealth_600rr
02-02-2014, 12:43 PM
finished product

atihanyi
02-02-2014, 01:08 PM
nicely done

keith3613
02-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Please call me if you have any of the gauges left, especially the speedometers. I have a 1984 and would be interested. (Keith, 972-998-1885).

Footin
02-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Nice job.

JMLVMI
02-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Nice work. @Keith, those look like Teleflex replacement gauges. Here are some similar ones: http://search.overtons.com/?Ns=p_image_sort|1||p_purchased|1&cname=Gauge-Kits&Ne=1000&N=2681

orbeamlb
02-02-2014, 06:26 PM
Instrument Pod looks great. Considering updating my faceplate. Did you repaint yours or fabricate a new one?

Mike B

Daves/86
02-05-2014, 07:41 PM
OMG. I am in the middle of restoring my 86 MC and I was thinking just the other day how I could spruce up my dash and then I run across this. what a great idea... thats awesome... too bad the factory geeks could not think this design up..

cruiser
02-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Great Work. Nicely Done.

Livin' in the 80s
02-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Wondering where to start, Looks like you have it figured out once you get it apart. I have looked at mine several times and gave up not knowing how it comes apart. Here are some pics of my dash. Could you give a summary of how to take it apart and remove the instruments. Also, Some of the black surround on the glass of the speedos is crackled and falling off, any suggestions on how to fix this greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Cloaked
02-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Wondering where to start, Looks like you have it figured out once you get it apart. I have looked at mine several times and gave up not knowing how it comes apart. Here are some pics of my dash. Could you give a summary of how to take it apart and remove the instruments. Also, Some of the black surround on the glass of the speedos is crackled and falling off, any suggestions on how to fix this greatly appreciated. Thanks.There is a thread of recent here about this very thing. Look around on the forum. Lots of good info.

Look for poster 'stealth 600rr' and his posts.


Oh wait! :D ==> http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=1001329#post1001329
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tph
02-19-2014, 08:26 PM
Wondering where to start, Looks like you have it figured out once you get it apart. I have looked at mine several times and gave up not knowing how it comes apart. Here are some pics of my dash. Could you give a summary of how to take it apart and remove the instruments. Also, Some of the black surround on the glass of the speedos is crackled and falling off, any suggestions on how to fix this greatly appreciated. Thanks.

You may want to buy this dash and retrofit your instrument plate to it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/master-craft-boats-dash-pannel-TRI-STAR-/221376496490?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item338b11436a&vxp=mtr

Also, the black surrounds on the speedos should twist off. Then, you can strip and refinish.

Livin' in the 80s
02-19-2014, 10:07 PM
stealth, Great Job! could you drop me a quick reply with tips on how to remove the dash piece? Mine is not quite that bad, but I want to take the dash apart, but don't know how to attack it. Thanks

Livin' in the 80s
02-19-2014, 10:09 PM
Wow, Thats weird, just got all your input in this thread. sorry for the multiple queries, still getting used to the TT interface, but love the wealth of info, thank for tolerating us newbies!

Cloaked
02-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Wow, Thats weird, just got all your input in this thread. sorry for the multiple queries, still getting used to the TT interface, but love the wealth of info, thank for tolerating us newbies!Welcome aboard. It's all good....

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sperroids
03-16-2014, 12:04 AM
I have been working on this exact problem. I've been to several fabricators and Apparently this is very difficult to duplicate. We really cant get the factory mold to make some more?

Jc5229
03-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Did you leave the bed liner as the surface or recover it?