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Old 12-29-2005, 12:23 PM
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Lightbulb '93 MC BF200 Dashboard Panel

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I need some help ... I've got a '93 MC BF200 and want to replace the original "Dashboard Panel" that came w/ the boat. I've made templates from the original because all (4) corners are cracked from overtight'n.

I'm not certain what type of material it is, (plexyglass-lexan)
or it's thickness. I was thinking I'd replace it w/ black polycarbonate.

Any ideas, suggestions or thoughts? Has anyone already, "been there" - "done that"?

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Old 12-29-2005, 12:36 PM
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There's an old thread on here about lexan dash replacements on a prostar. Forgot who did it though.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:21 PM
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I have a few replacement panels left for my '88 190. I think the dash is the same as you BF200. I believe each panel is 5" x 5.5" if I remember correctly I can check tonight. If the panels I have will work just PM me your address and they are yours. If the dash looks like this you are in luck. The one on the left with the ignition and hour meter is the replacement the one on the right is OEM
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:25 PM
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I have a few replacement panels.
I think the dash is the same as your BF200.
I believe it's only a 2 hole setup for the dual speedo's - no PPass gauge.

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Old 12-29-2005, 02:37 PM
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What piece are you looking for? Thought you wanted the pieces for the switches and/or ignition side. Those are usually what breaks at the corners. So the question is does the bottom section of your dash on either side of the steering wheel look like the picture above?
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:41 PM
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yeah, I'll take the bottom rt corner plate - I'll need that one too.
what I was asking about was the center dash plate, mine seems to be a solid piece.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:43 PM
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An alternative solution for you:
Front Panel Designer

These guys are aimed at the prototype electronics market, but what they're selling should work for boat instrument panels also. Draw up what you need with their free software, send it in, and get a nice black-anodized aluminum replacement panel, perhaps customized with colored engraving.

It would look pretty slick.

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Old 12-29-2005, 02:46 PM
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PM me your address and I'll send two of them out in the next couple of days (the other side will probably need replacing soon as well). Don't know about the top section. All of the gauges mounted directly into the large main panel on the '88.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:02 AM
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BrianM, I'm restoring an '89 ProStar. Both lower panels are cracked. Please PM me If you have any more or could direct me to a source. Thanks.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by atlfootr
Guy's,

I need some help ... I've got a '93 MC BF200 and want to replace the original "Dashboard Panel" that came w/ the boat. I've made templates from the original because all (4) corners are cracked from overtight'n.

I'm not certain what type of material it is, (plexyglass-lexan)
or it's thickness. I was thinking I'd replace it w/ black polycarbonate.
Any ideas, suggestions or thoughts? Has anyone already, "been there" - "done that"?
I used Clear polycarbonate 1/8" on mine. I covered it with carbon fiber decal. it worked great.
If I was not going to use the carbon fiber decal, I would have went with the black.

The hardest part was making sure of the size for the rocker switches. It can be cut out with a coping saw, and a dremal.
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