Motor home dash

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Project by svfdfireman posted 07-24-2016 01:55 PM 1109 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife and I purchased a use motor home. The dash had ugly marks from things that were glued on and removed. This is the first time I did a project like this. I am still adding improvements. I have added a sliding desk top, work light, and a cup holder. A friend is turning a pencil holder that I will add. On the driver side I have placed a level, and the garage opener, and CB speaker. Still to add cell phone holder, radio remote control holder, charging dock, and head phone jacks.

If any one has any ideas that can be added let me know.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-24-2016 02:51 PM

Nice work on that Dash, Tom!!


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#2 posted 07-24-2016 03:13 PM

Maybe a place for sunglasses? Also a holder for trash (planning how I can add this to our rv)

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#3 posted 07-24-2016 04:38 PM

Dashing good job!

Also make a place for the monitor of the rear-view camera that you are going to ad. Go wired, (much more work to install—BUT THEY WORK!) I tried a semi-spendy wireless and it was worthless! Mount the camera itself HIGH, then measure the grids to see where they really are at.

Do not forget the place for the GPS! -Not in the way; but, still easy to see—- may take some experimenting to find it.

One more question—most of us are interested in:

Where- what is the best sandpaper value available? Thanks form LJ and SSV in advance for that answer!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 07-24-2016 05:04 PM

This turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-24-2016 07:53 PM

nice job on slide out shelf …... nicest Winnie dash I seen …........GREAT JOB


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#6 posted 07-24-2016 11:46 PM

Thanks all. It is a 2001 Winnie. Sunglass clips are on both visors. I never though about trash. I did this so I can work while my wife drives. New photos are coming. I took these before the backup monitor and Garmin were mounted.

Sandpaper answer. Cloth back gives more life, and is more money. Low grit cloth is great for heavy stock removal on belt sanders, drum sanders and wide belt machines. Paper gives better finish, but less life, and is less expensive. It can be used for wide belt, narrow belts, sheets and disc. To use paper on wide belts it must be a heavy back, sheets and discs are a lighter back. Aluminum oxide gives life and average finish. Silicone carbide gives better finish but not as much life. A good sequence is 80 and 120 grit A/O, 180 and 220 S/C. 320 grit S/C between coats. Final rub with 600. If you have time I have product to 12,000 grit.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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#7 posted 07-25-2016 05:46 PM

Bet that took a day or two. Out with old dash, and in with new one. Very nice looking.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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