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Old 08-03-2008, 12:17 PM
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Purely showing off my dashboard!

I made some carbon fiber dash panels for my 92 when the stock one started cracking up and I could not find replacements!!

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Old 08-03-2008, 12:21 PM
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I made some carbon fiber dash panels for my 92 when the stock one started cracking up and I could not find replacements!!

Nice touch and nice job
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:59 PM
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Damn fine looking job!!!
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:08 PM
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:00 PM
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Nice! Where did you get the material?
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:51 PM
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Nice! Where did you get the material?
I second that. I need to replace mine too!
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:38 AM
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Very, very nice!
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:59 AM
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I purchased everything I needed from www.fiberglast.com


3K, Plain Weave Carbon Fiber(CF) Fabric
4 Oz. Fabric: 50 inch wide standard fiberglass fabric
Vinyl Foam: 1/8 inch, 3 lb. Density
System 2000 Epoxy Resin


I purchased a 2'x2' piece of flat glass and used some plain no clearner car wax as the releasing agent. I put about 3 to 5 coats of wax on the glass and then polished it off. I had all the dash panels out of the boat and then cut the CF fabric in to a large rectangle for the dash and resined it onto the glass and let it dry over night.

I used the old panel as a pattern for the foam, which is used to make the dash thicker. I cut the foam to match the dash panel and then resined that to the hardend CF fiber for the dash and let that setup overnight.

The next day I resined fiberglass fabric to the foam and let it dry for a day. Then I just pop the entire mess off of the glass and used a very tiny high speed die grinder and cut out the holes for the gauges. I used a drill press to drill the mounting holes.

Good luck and let me know if I can help. I can't imagine what these would of cost to have them made.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:30 AM
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Thanks 92Maristar for the instructions... Excellent work!
I was going to cut my panels out of Aluminum. But after seeing your dash and reading your instructions - I'm going to copy what you did (I hope you don't mind).

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:11 AM
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Nice work, I have never messed with CF.

when you cut out the plates to fit the dashboard openings, did the material want to fray or crack away?

do you re-resin the edges after you cut out the panels?

looks like fun.
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