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ericzerka24

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Nanook Center Console Mod
« on: Jan 10, 2012, 11:25 AM »
Alright I'm sick and tired of not having any ice around here yet so I decided to work on a center console for my shanty.  Cardboard works really nice for mocking up prototypes. Saves lots of $$$ and time.

I started off with a wider and slightly taller version:





After looking it over I decided that it was a little to big for what I needed and so I shaved 6 inches off the width and 1 inch off the height and ended up with this:







The switch panel on the front will run:
- Upper lights which I ran the wires though the pole.  I ordered another set of lights to mount under my seats and also one strip for inside the center console. (Thanks Sigmoney for the light idea)
- 12v aerator for the minnow bucket.
- iphone charger so pandora doesn't suck the life out of my battery anymore!

I will keep posting updates as I work on this.

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2012, 11:31 AM »
Looking good so far

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2012, 01:03 PM »
why dont you just fiberglass the cardboard??? n put hinges on the lid? looks good man
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2012, 02:29 PM »
why dont you just fiberglass the cardboard??? n put hinges on the lid? looks good man

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2012, 06:35 PM »
Thats a really great idea with the fiberglass buckzone101.  I was kind of worried about how much weight the wood was going to add to my shanty. 

Looks like its off to menards tomorrow for some fiberglass resin and cloth.  I've never messed with fiberglass before so this should be interesting! haha

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2012, 07:33 PM »
yeah ik how you feel bout the first time fiber glass, i havent actually done any yet myself, but i would do like 2 layers of mat all around the outside then i would just coat the inside of the cardboard with resin..then sand n paint wire up and finish the little things n hook in.
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2012, 09:52 PM »
Great ideas! ;D
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #7 on: Jan 12, 2012, 08:42 AM »
I havent done it yet, but from what I have been reading you should cover your mold with saran wrap or plastic. Make sure that it is tight with no wrinkles or spots sticking up. Then coat it in wax or something so that the mat wont stick to it. Then put your mat on, and coat it with resin. Criss-cross your first layer and second layer. This will provide some more rigidity.

Keep us updated on the progress

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2012, 08:56 AM »
I havent done it yet, but from what I have been reading you should cover your mold with saran wrap or plastic. Make sure that it is tight with no wrinkles or spots sticking up. Then coat it in wax or something so that the mat wont stick to it. Then put your mat on, and coat it with resin. Criss-cross your first layer and second layer. This will provide some more rigidity.

Keep us updated on the progress

no what i mean is fiberglass the cardboard not just use it as a moldcause after the cardboard gets soaked inside and out with resin it will be as tough as wood but lighter, and the mat is to add regidity to the cardboard..
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:28 AM »
I don't really feel like getting into bondo body fill and a ton of sanding on this project so I stopped at the local pontoon shop down the road yesterday and picked up some carpet to wrap it with once it's finished. I also added some seperators inside the cabinet. I will post more pics in a few minutes.

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #10 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:45 AM »
Alright so here is the carpet that I plan on finishing it with:



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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:46 AM »
The edges in my shanty are rounded so in order to get this to fit better, I had to round the edges of the console.




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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #12 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:48 AM »
sweet cant wait to see it done!!
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #13 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:52 AM »
And here are some compartments that I added to the inside of the console:

Without Gear:



With Gear:



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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2012, 10:05 AM »
I'm going to be adding 2 cup holders to the front but other than that, shes ready for fiberglass! 

Once finished with the carpet, I'm thinking about adding 2 pieces of pvc to each side of the console in the rear next to the minnow bucket.  I wanna notch them out for rod holders.  Brainstorming....we'll see

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #15 on: Jan 12, 2012, 10:15 AM »
sweet and the hod holders should work but get big washers and use bolts and put the washers agains the outside and inside of the box to help dissapate the force thats going to be put on them from the bolts.. it will help it from cracking the fiberglass..
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #16 on: Jan 12, 2012, 11:06 AM »
Thats pretty sweet. Going right over the cardboard should make it more rigid as well. Cant wait to see the progress

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #17 on: Jan 12, 2012, 12:57 PM »
Got the holes cut out for cup holders:



Ran into problems with the trash bag shelf being to high:



Lowered the shelf and also put braces around the cup holder area for extra strength:




Ready for glass:


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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #18 on: Jan 12, 2012, 01:01 PM »
that looks sweet man!!
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #19 on: Jan 13, 2012, 02:55 PM »
Painting it would look killer!  :)

 


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