That was jBAIN, just put his name in the search feature and you can find the thread.One post here I saw awhile ago,A guy transplanted a Craftsman tractors dash into his MTD and it looked almost factory,it was steel too!..might want to try searching for that thread,and start hunting down a "donor" at a mower shops parts "boneyard"..
ScottI am working on the plugs as we speak and will be pulling some in the next few weeks. I am making two styles, one will be cut stock and one will have a revised guage placement with provisions for a hydro temp gauge and set up with a modern switch set up for the accessories as well as a 12 adaptor for cell phone charging etc. They wont go quite as far down past the center frame cover sheet metal as it is not necessary. They will be black ABS with a slight texture to the outside, it is very durable. I need three of them and will pull some extras. It will not be a money maker as I have many cad and cnc hours in to the replica used for the plug, and I have alot of money invested in the drier to dry out the sheet so it wont blister. I will pull as many as material allows and will offer the others to forum members who have a soft spot for the 990's and plan on keeping them, not for people to sell on ebay. My last project like this went south out of someones greed, and I saw my stuff on ebay, he sold the first ones and then figured he could just order a bunch more for the other orders he commited himself to. I never got paid for what he had, so I sawed up all his next order in to small pieces with instructions where they should be inserted and shipped them to him. I still get calls about the parts and refer everyone to him, as I got the ones I needed. Greed is a bad thing, it ruins alot of good things.
It becomes an awful deep pull then and uses a **** load of extra material, which gets cut off and thrown away. Let me see what I can do. The 990's deserve their own anyway dont ya think, but its nice you think of their Hydraulically disadvantaged brothers.