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hdsadey
08-04-2011, 06:32 PM
I just finished the mold and popped a new dash for my 16 Classic. I wanted the gauges angled towards me and the only option out there was angled bezels. Didn't want to cut the aluminum dash for the gauges to work with angled bezels so I built a mold for a custom dash. Exactly like the original except angled and fiberglass. It has a clear gelcoat over white gelcoat with the labels sandwiched in, labels are laser printed on rice paper and then laminated in.Two 3/4 oz. layers followed by a layer of 1 1/2 stranded for strength. All the switches convert over. As you can see from the photos everything fits pretty well. The mold is able to produce more if anyones interested. The screw mounting holes were patterned off of a OEM dash so it should be pretty much plug and play.

Greg Guimond
08-04-2011, 06:46 PM
Dang, that is sharp! Can you build that with a different pattern? Very cool.

hdsadey
08-04-2011, 06:57 PM
Thanks Greg. What kinda pattern do you have in mind? For this I custom built a plug to build the mold. Answer is yes anything can be done would have to build another plug for another mold.

Tidbart
08-04-2011, 08:11 PM
That is awesome. Great work.

Hmm. Is that the same size as my 22?:crossfing:

B

ralph crocker
08-04-2011, 08:39 PM
That is fabulous and unique. How about a 84 22? Can certainly move gauges around. That is exremely spectacular.

ralph crocker
08-04-2011, 08:39 PM
That is fabulous and unique. How about a 84 22? Can certainly move gauges around. That is exremely spectacular.

ralph crocker
08-04-2011, 08:40 PM
That is fabulous and unique. How about a 84 22? Can certainly move gauges around. That is exremely spectacular.

h20loo
08-04-2011, 08:58 PM
You have the plugs for the hatch and the dash- pretty soon you will have the hull and deck too!! All your work looks awesome. Are you going to paint the boat orange?

BUIZILLA
08-04-2011, 08:58 PM
if that will fit a '96 16' I would like a price quote

hdsadey
08-05-2011, 09:48 AM
Thanks everyone for the positve response, got alot of hours in this project to make it right. Quite a few of the first pulls were trash from the get go. This model of dash is supposed to fit mid 90's up to 2010 16, 18, and 22 classics. I was also thinkin of doing colors but haven't figured out how to print white letters except maybe silk screening. Also gonna be putting in a full backing material like foam for stability. 1/4 inch foam laminated to the back will insure longevity. Don't want them failing under hard jolts. Over engineer I always say then problems don't arise. Was looking at $300 a pop with a replacement warranty for white and $325 for colors if I can resolve the white print issue. Thanks Daniel.

BTW h20loo Don't wanna mold the whole boat!!!! lmao I would like to get some different year dashes and make some more custom molds. Not painting the boat orange just the bolt ons. I'm a Harley wrench so black and orange naturally go together in my mind. Planning on removing the silver pinstripe and replacing it with orange. The seats will be white with a black center stripe and orange piping. Dont know if its OCD but it sure looks purdy!!! lol

h20loo
08-05-2011, 10:16 AM
"Don't wanna mold the whole boat"
Ah shucks- and I was going to order an orange hull LOL

Everything you have shared here has been 1st class and with your attention to detail I think Donzi could probably use you.

Look forward to seeing your ideas come together

CHACHI
08-05-2011, 10:29 AM
I have said this before, there is a lot of talent on this board.

Nice job.

Ken

Ghost
08-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Looks really good, impressive work. -Mike

SMLDONZI
08-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Wow. Well laid out and beautiful execution! Super nice. 300 is a bargain for the time you have in development.

Fishermanjm
08-05-2011, 01:28 PM
nice job HD,,, i would be interested in that on my classic,

hdsadey
08-05-2011, 02:50 PM
Again thanks for all the positive comments. They take about a week start to finish. So let me know! Will try to have maybe a half dozen ready for the Hometown Rally and will bring them with. Until then gonna make some up for sale on here.

Fishermanjm
08-05-2011, 03:15 PM
HD will u ship them out? to RI? the cut outs are the same as in a factory dash? i'm also thinking about replacing my speedo with a Livorsi GPS unit

hdsadey
08-05-2011, 05:33 PM
Yes I will ship. Just add it the cost of the dash. I made the mold from a factory dash panel so the mounting holes line up with that particular panel. Some trimming of the hole in the dash may be needed as I noticed on my boat the hole is not cut very pretty from the factory. As for the Livorsi GPS speedo, thats whats in the pics. Brand new unit fits with no problem. Guess I shoulda mentioned this, speedo and tach holes are 3 3/8 and the rest are 2 1/16. All are standard for gauge companies.

RedDog
08-05-2011, 10:32 PM
This will fit the 22? Looks great and could be a great bling project for me this winter.

Great job!!!!

hdsadey
08-06-2011, 07:50 AM
Thanks Dog. If the dash your have is shaped like this then yes it fits. Mids 90 up to 2010 16s, 18s, and 22s.