Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:58 pm

This weekend was spent working on my dashboard. Yesterday I cut all of the little pieces of stainless steel that were fitted into the dados that were cut into the final dashboard. Had to cut at the correct angle and length to get a good fit around the guages. It took quite a while, but it all worked out.
Had to cut, go to the grinder for final fit, and then polish off the blue heat marks from the cutting and grinding. Felt like I was making jewelry.
Jim
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Here is the production line. Cut, Shape, and Polish.
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Here are the stainless pieces in place in the dados ready for marking and cutting.

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Today I finished the dashboard except for the final coats of varnish. First I made a pattern out of mdf which was drilled, shaped, and trial fitted into the boat. The pattern was used with a flush trim router bit to make the final dash. The final dash was made out of 3/4" mahogany with 1/4 bolt inserts on the back side of the dash. That way no attachment screws or bolts are seen when sitting in the boat. The dash was stained with chris craft walnut stain. I will be using the same stain for the coverboards and king plank. The stainless pieces are from 1/4" x 1/2" stainess steel bar that was polished on one edge. The stainless pieces were fitted into dados that were cut into the dash after the guage holes were cut. Since the dash is removable, I think I might add an electrical terminal block on the back of the dash so that I can do most of the wiring without laying under the dash. (bad memories of working on my cars under the dash.) The dash is a copy of an original boat's dashboard that I posted a picture of earlier on this post.
Pics below.
Jim
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Pattern in the back, Final dash in the front.
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Closeup of the guages.

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby alycat » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:35 pm

Wow, that looks great!!! Love the walnut stain!!!
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby JimmY » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:58 pm

Awesome!

Where did you get the stainless steel strips?
-Jim
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby mrintense » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:06 pm

Really nice touch with the stainless strips. I have been considering something similar for the cabin sides on my Vera Cruise. Your dash has inspired me to look into that more.
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 am

Thanks everyone!
In answer to the question:
Where did you get the stainless steel strips?


I got them at a local metal supply company in Sacramento called ABC Supply. They are called stainless 304 flat bar. The size that I got was 1/4" x 1/2" x 12'. I had them cut into 6' lengths. They sell for about $22 each. If you have them shipped, they will cut them into 6' lengths.

I had them polished at a local Plating Shop in Sacramento. It wasn't cheap, $200. You could polish it yourself. I polished my stainless steel steering column myself, no big deal. It's like polishing varnish. Work up to 2000 grit, and then go to rubbing compounds.

You should be able to find them locally at a metal supply company. If not ABC Supply can ship to you. Here's their web address:
http://www.abcsupply.net/

Jim

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am

This weekend was spent on installing the vinyl flooring on the floor and in the storage areas. Spent most of the time making patterns for a good fit. The forward kick panel got flooring as well. The vinyl I got was very easy to work with, cuts easy and remains flat. It stays put and doesn't move around, I won't need to attach it except on the kick panel, using photo adhesive. All flooring is fit for easy removal for cleaning. It's a replica of what was used on the original chris crafts. It has a pyramid pattern that you can see if you enlarge the photo.
Jim
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Back seat area showing flooring in storage areas under seats.
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Kick panel with flooring installed.
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Front seat area


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