I am going to get the text up in here first and then add the images in over the next two days.
So you got yourself a fancy new PF and it wasn’t dimpled. If you’re like me you may have had a fainting spell and consumed mass amounts of alcohol to deal with this unforeseen hiccup in your restoration process. If you’re normal, you probably just cussed a lot and shook a fist or two.
Either way, we got to get er done. When I asked my local bros about what to do, many brushed it off as no big deal. Most having done it before, but for me this was unchartered territory. I know my limitations and this definitely falls within those. It is not an understatement to say this caused me massive amounts of stress and worry. I am a perfectionist and the great unknown is not something I embrace. That being said, for better or worse, I did it and I would like to share what I learned with you. So perhaps I can save someone from making the mistakes that I did or simply making the process a little less intimidating.
If you receive a PF and it is not dimpled you have three options that I am aware of open to you.
Options One: Save yourself the stress, the worry and the damage to you liver and PF by contacting @Kruzman as he offers a dimpling service.
Option Two: If your old PF is beat to heck and you don’t plan on selling it, use that as a template by clamping the two PF’s together and drilling straight through from your old PF to the new.
Option Three: If you want to save your old PF to resell and recover some of your costs you can make a template using wax paper, frisket or other materials.
Below I will walk you through the options and try and address things that may come up.
Buckle up my little Pinsiders, this is going to be a long ride.