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Old 02-07-2012, 07:10 PM
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Can anyone tell me what stud pattern these wheels use?
5 x 4 1/2 usually

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:33 PM
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Thanks TPH, any help you need on your interior down under let me know I have some close ups. Good luck on bringing her back from the dead.

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:48 PM
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Embossed Engine Cover Material

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Thanks TPH, any help you need on your interior down under let me know I have some close ups. Good luck on bringing her back from the dead.

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Beautiful job on your interior. I am wondering about the embossed "Mastercraft" on the back of the engine cover. Did you recreate that, or is that the original engine cover?

Also, would love to see how the swing up observer's seat works, and what's behind it. Ours is fixed, but plan on modifying it to swing up. So if you have any photos, that would be great.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:56 PM
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Beautiful job on your interior. I am wondering about the embossed "Mastercraft" on the back of the engine cover. Did you recreate that, or is that the original engine cover?

Also, would love to see how the swing up observer's seat works, and what's behind it. Ours is fixed, but plan on modifying it to swing up. So if you have any photos, that would be great.
Basically, there's a continuous aluminum hinge across the top of the seat back and a gas strut to hold it in place. These aren't the greatest pictures but...
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Can anyone tell me what stud pattern these wheels use?
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5 x 4 1/2 usually
5 x 4 1/2 is correct. You may use the metric 5 x 114.3
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:42 PM
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Beautiful job on your interior. I am wondering about the embossed "Mastercraft" on the back of the engine cover. Did you recreate that, or is that the original engine cover?

Also, would love to see how the swing up observer's seat works, and what's behind it. Ours is fixed, but plan on modifying it to swing up. So if you have any photos, that would be great.
Aussie,

What I did was remove the original embossed section from the vinyl that came with the original interior. Then I scanned it with a scanner at an embroidery shop so they could use a machine to embroider the new piece of vinyl for the engine cover. I used a wine thread that matched the carpet and the same stitching I used on the seats.



I did not want to use the pipeing again as it dated the boat and always bothered me, I went this route instead....




Here are just some random shots...I take no credit for the awesome job my guy did on the seats, I just helped with the layout and how I wanted it to look he delivered and blew my expectations away.





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Thanks for the tip on the embroiding. Will talk with our trimmer about it. Those white seats look great too.
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Thanks for the tip on the embroiding. Will talk with our trimmer about it. Those white seats look great too.
I went with a cream color instead of stark white, it appears very white in that light but its more of a cream vanilla color similar to the sand colored getcoat. Besides pure white would have been crazy to take care of.

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I went with a cream color instead of stark white, it appears very white in that light but its more of a cream vanilla color similar to the sand colored getcoat. Besides pure white would have been crazy to take care of.

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By the way, that interior is pretty spectacular.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:21 PM
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Softscrub is your friend.

By the way, that interior is pretty spectacular.
Thanks guy!

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