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Old 05-16-2013, 02:55 PM
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Thumbs up Fabricated a little block off plate for the old single DIN stereo hole today...

As noted in this thread, I recently replaced the old and dead non-marine single DIN stereo in my 1987 PS 190 with a fully waterproof Jensen MS-30.



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.



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.



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



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).





25 minutes and 350 degrees later, cured gloss black.



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.




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Old 05-17-2013, 09:40 AM
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looks great!! Where did you relocate the stereo?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:42 AM
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I've been thinking of doing something like this! Good job!


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Old 05-17-2013, 10:12 AM
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Thanks guys.

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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.

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:44 AM
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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!
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:56 AM
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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!


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.
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