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Old 02-08-2012, 07:03 PM
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Very nice interior pictures, you guys have got it down pat and undoubtly better than when they were first made.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:00 PM
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Speedo / dashboard question

Our boat was orginally fitted with the wood dash (pictured). However, we intended to use a NOS metal dash insert once restored. But the speedos are different styles (and sizes). Is it a matter of sourcing the speedos for the metal-style dash? Are there other issue involved in replacing the wood dash (which was cracked and badly worn)?
I guess the other issue here is weather the metal dash was available on an 82 model. We had been assuming that it was an option.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:20 PM
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Our boat was orginally fitted with the wood dash (pictured). However, we intended to use a NOS metal dash insert once restored. But the speedos are different styles (and sizes). Is it a matter of sourcing the speedos for the metal-style dash? Are there other issue involved in replacing the wood dash (which was cracked and badly worn)?
I guess the other issue here is weather the metal dash was available on an 82 model. We had been assuming that it was an option.
Not an option. It's just the way the styles of interior dressing changed within that era of year models.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:21 PM
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OK, thanks. In which case it might be better to try to restore the wood dash. The big bulging Airguide speedos are too good to lose really. Anyone got any advice on refurbishing the current wood dash inserts?
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:26 PM
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You could always just use the present dash as a template, then go with whatever type of wood you choose. Or try to restore what ya got. What kind of shape is the present dash in? Is it sandable? Regardless, I would definitely keep the Airguides.
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The lower panel is cracked, so the template idea sounds good. Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:52 PM
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Stay with the wood and airglides for sure...seats look great too
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:26 PM
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I do like the metal dash, as well as the Airguides. We might even look at combining the two. It would just be a matter of cutting bigger speedo holes.
Anyway, here's a pic of where the boat's up to at the moment. Gelcoat / paint is done, apart from final rub down & decals.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:29 PM
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Great progress. Love to see the work.
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I do like the metal dash, as well as the Airguides. We might even look at combining the two. It would just be a matter of cutting bigger speedo holes.
Anyway, here's a pic of where the boat's up to at the moment. Gelcoat / paint is done, apart from final rub down & decals.
While you have it at this point, consider removing the mufflers and do a leak-check for small holes or leaks. No better time to do a fiberglass repair (if necessary) before you discover the leak when it's put back together.

Also a good time to consider a depth finder for installation sometime during (or before) the engine reinstallation. Easy to mount a transducer onto the hull floor.
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