Got my new panels in today...just in time for the weekend to install whhoohoo!!! AD&D did them and they look really nice, I will report back with how they fit.
ok here is the final result, I think it turned out pretty good.
Well I went ahead and contacted AD&D regarding some new
dash panels. Apparently they did not
have the plans for my 2004 SD 187 so I ended up sending them my old ones which
were cracked and discolored. They told
me that they could create the template with my old ones as long as I sent it
They received my old panels on a Monday and I received the
old ones back along with the new ones exactly 9 days later.
I chose to go with the copper colored which is the color
Isabella said was closest to the wood grain color from the factory (no longer
wood color because of fading). The new
panels were flat and did not have the same molded in contours where the gauges
are, however, I knew this would be the case because of previous posts. Prior to installing I put self adhesive black
edge trim on the edge of the new panels similar to what was on the factory
panels (purchased at O’Reilly’s Automotive). During installation on the boat I found that
most of the holes that they cut out were spot on for the gauges. Only two of the mounting holes lined up to the
holes in the helm; nothing a small drill bit didn’t fix. The installation was pretty easy since the
panels are pretty flexible. I will say
that having the edge trim made a big difference with getting the edges nice and
snug against the fiberglass.
Here are some images of old and new. Hopefully the angles I got provide a good
indication of the color since it is difficult to get color samples.
I also replaced the gauges and switch actuators.
Left = Old, Right = New
I am very happy with the communication and product of AD&D and would definitely use them in the future.