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  1. #11
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    Yeah you have to start with a blank panel. Here is the PM I just sent Mike:

    I removed the old panel by popping out each of the switches one by one, hooking them back up behind the panel so I didn't forget how they were wired. Once the panel was free I used it to make a paper template. I just moved the row of switches higher up but kept them "level" with the stock alignment. The EQ hole I just measured and kinda guessed, erroring on the side of "too small" then filed it just big enough to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmandley View Post
    You have to buy a blank and move the switches up. i have a blank i was trying to contact Brain for any tips before i break out the dremmel. I will take some pics and do a write up if i can get this done LOL.
    The dremel worked pretty well and didn't chip the finish at all. It just sort of melts through the plastic though so it's an interesting process. I might try one of those vibrating trim saws if I were to do it again.

    If you have your panel off you could think about wrapping it (and the key side, maybe even the gauges) in some custom vinyl, maybe some of the 3D carbon fiber. I would have done this if I couldn't source a blank panel and had to reuse the factory one or fabricate my own.
    Last edited by brain_rinse; 06-19-2012 at 12:15 PM.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    here is the pic
    Thanks JM, that's exactly what I was looking for!

    Need to climb back under there to see how the L-brackets would attach. How long are these L-brackets anyway?

    Cheers!

    Wade
    2011 President's Trophy - Check
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    2007 Outback V

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    Here is what I used.

    Here is how I attached it. Both sides.


    And here it is finished. Easy, cheap and no fabricating.
    2004 Moomba LSV Blue

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    Another pic of it.
    2004 Moomba LSV Blue

  6. #16
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    Same problem diff boat. Our older supras dont have a FLAT under dash. Its wavy and drops down at the wheel. Anybody have any ideas or pictures for that??
    89' Comp Resto:
    http://supraboats.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=8193

    Riding and Mod pic's:
    http://www.supraboats.com/bbs/album.php?albumid=86

    89' Supra/Custom Tower & Interior/Swivel Racks
    4 Blade-14X14/1600 lbs Ballast
    Roswell Bar/Led's/Krypt 6.5 HLCD's/Krypt 4200 Eq
    JL-PPI Amps 1750 Watts/Kicker Interiors/L7 Kicker Sub

  7. #17
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    How about you provide us with pics so we can make suggestions?

    06 Supra 24 Gravity Games

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    why don't you head down to his house, see it for yourself and help him get his boat on the water?
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbuhtz View Post
    here is what i used.

    here is how i attached it. Both sides.


    and here it is finished. Easy, cheap and no fabricating.
    like button!
    2011 President's Trophy - Check
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    2011 Stanley Cup Champs - Not so Much....

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    Ditto that ^^

    As long as it stands up to the bumps that is exactly where/how mine is going too! Just got my cables from Monoprice the other day so now it's go time!
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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