Super Jet Project Dance-floor

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I think the taper on the back deserves an explanation regarding the method I used for future turfers. All of the areas I sanded or layed the foam I marked grids.

Initially on the fiberglass I tallied out 3" spaced lines for the rear section of the tray with a black pen, this ensured that all the foam was symmetrical when I layed it down. Additionally each layer of foam I stacked I re measured and marked the proper location. Once the stair step was complete I marked an approximation of where the top of the kicker would end up so when I sanded I would keep it symmetrical. Sticking with the line is not important, using it as reference when sanding is why its put there.

On to the rear edge. I started out thinking I wanted it sort of flush however after looking at it aesthetically and ergonomically I decided to taper it with the angle of the gunwale. Again I marked a reference line across the back however I did not stick to it, simply ensured my curve was symmetrical using it as reference. I took a bread knife and from the tray side of the ski, mirroring the angle of the gunwale, and paying attention to the reference line and knife angle, gently cut with a mild sawing motion, riding the edge of the fiberglass at the rear as a guide. Once my initial cut was complete and I ensured there were no major variation side to side I pulled out the orbital and 40 grit and smoothed out and rounded the rear.
 
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I mounted the e-box with two bolts and lock nuts. It will retain itself and be under the turf on the back side. Squeezes down in there with a little bit of wiggling. 20190609_141832.jpg 20190609_141840.jpg 20190609_141814.jpg 20190609_141822.jpg 20190609_141851.jpg
 
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I'm taking my time so the turf isn't done yet. I did cut the sides and the dash and everything looks like I have overlap to trim. Stretching the back of the sides is going to be interesting but nothing a heat gun and patience can't solve. 20190611_193332.jpg 20190611_193340.jpg
 
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I glued the dash and the tray sides down. I have some trimming to do for the dash and the tray meets and the floor meets but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. 20190612_143418.jpg 20190612_143233.jpg 20190612_143612.jpg 20190612_143618.jpg 20190612_143601.jpg 20190612_143606.jpg 20190612_143624.jpg
 

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Rockin' the SQUARE!!!!
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Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished project. What's with the "turfing in a well ventilated area" business... you haven't lived until you turfed in a small enclosed room due to extreme heat or cold outside o_O
 
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