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    mfd mounting panel bling!

    I have some regular old diamond plate aluminum piece here and want to make a backround frame for the mfd and the start and choke button, but i'm such the rookie on cutting these things, i know i will ruin it.lol anyone in here have a cnc or something like that?
    Hey BD, you have any tools like that?




    It's for a 94 750sl.


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    2000 pro 785 (son's) 1998 pro 785 (dads) old guy in mich's Avatar
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    bling

    use old one (dash plate) for template. cut with jig saw and grind to finish. lugs did mine and i installed mfd. think he got the plate at menards. very thin.
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    Mine is stainless and way harder to work with than diamond plate aluminum! I just use a grinder with a cut off wheel to get close then fine tune it with a sanding wheel on the grinder , then the hole saw comes out

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    Crazy A made me a nice one and powder coated it so the bling bling wouldn't blind me in the sun.
    It looks like the same material Factory Pipe used to coat their pipes back in the day.

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    I see there are many ways to do this huh. stainless, alum, powder coated whatever... hmm ok i'll try cutting it out of the piece i have. it's big enough to do a couple of them. see what happens/lol .
    I have a jig saw and all sorts of tools. so I should be able to get it close. i'll post pics of it for fun as i go. really think it will blind me in the sun.? I am going to polish it like glass first. should look allright. Old man....do you like the way yours looks on the ski? My ski will be painted porsche red on top and black trim when done like a 785 pro, think the alum with go with that nicely? I thought it would.

    zmann. that looks nice n neat. great job on the stainless. it is hard to work with. tough as nails..how much faster are you going with that on? lol


    i got the diamond plate for free. so the price is right.lol its about 3/32ths thick. maybe an 1/8th. who cares ,lol

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    Nice!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZMANN View Post
    Mine is stainless and way harder to work with than diamond plate aluminum! I just use a grinder with a cut off wheel to get close then fine tune it with a sanding wheel on the grinder , then the hole saw comes out
    Nice job Z that looks sweet. gives me an idea for another ski I am working on..

    Jared

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    2000 pro 785 (son's) 1998 pro 785 (dads) old guy in mich's Avatar
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    originally thought it was kind of over the top but when i got the umi bar set up had to move the mfd anyway. it has grown on me, and like it alot. when originally posting pics of my redone pro 785 i got a lot of compliments on it so cudos to lugs for putting it on the ski before i bought it.
    doesnt seem to be too reflective in sunlight so no problem there.
    material wise its less than 1/8". 1/8" will probably work ok, just a little harder to cut, thinner would be easier. when i put the mfd in i just drilled the corners and cut with jig saw, pretty easy!

    ps nice zmann and photocraft (seen in previous post), looks good.

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    Here's the whole piece.
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    And the piece I just cut out of it.

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    Now I need to match it up and trim the edge to fit with a grinder.
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    I'm suprised you guys haven't had issues with the sun reflecting off the polished surfaces, it's the first thing that bothered me and the reason I wanted the surface painted...maybe I should wear sun glasses or goggles.

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