20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Jimbob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:31 am

Here's a pic of the final product installed. (see previous page for previous steps)
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:40 pm

Thanks Jim,
I’ve been looking at yours, nice, neat and not to complicated. Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t know much about woodworking and I’m scared of a router.
What are the 2 inlay strips in your dash?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Jimbob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:27 pm

Polished stainless steel set in dados. My build pics show the process. Don't be afraid of a router use a flush trim bit with a 1/2" MDF template. Trim about 1/16" and you'll be ok. I still have my template if you want it.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:52 am

Got the shaft coupler aligned, I hope.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:23 am

100 degrees in the garage so production moved into climate controlled area. The 8 point umbilical cord from engine to the dash off the donor ski boat was a little rough so I thought it wise to start with a fresh wiring harness.
Plan is to make the starting/ignition and gauges a dedicated system, let’s call it the “Essential” bus. All other electrical components will be on a separate bus, maybe call it the “DC service” bus. Lights, pumps, blowers, outlet for an air pop popcorn machine, etc...
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by DavO » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:34 am

Don't forget a bus for the flux capacitor there, Doc Brown!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:12 am

That will be a tedious project but probably wise not to reuse all that old-ass wiring.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:42 pm

Dash is coming together. Next is to inlay 2 stainless strips like the original B-backs had.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Jimbob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Matt,
Looks Great!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Jimbob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:20 pm

DaveO Mentioned a flux-capacitor. In case you are having a hard time finding one, I provided you with a link below.
Make sure you order the Marine Version.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:27 pm

Nice choice on gauges! And that steering wheel looks really classic.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by vupilot » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:49 pm

Once I knew what i was doing I enjoyed the electrical work, it just took a long time for my puny brain to figure it out. Looks great, enjoying the progress reports!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by neel thompson » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:05 am

Dash layout and gauges look really nice Matt... I like it

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Biss » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:47 am

Looks great, real classic look! The stainless will really set it off!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:14 pm

Really really nice Matt. I think you're definitely on the right track there!
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