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Old 02-17-2006, 10:10 PM
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1984 Stars and Stripes Restoration

Well, peer pressure is a *****! It's -20 today My sled was in 300 pieces and we have a five week old baby. Put the sled back together and the baby was napping so what the hell, lets tear the boat apart! Took two hours to strip her down. I believe it was original carpet (tucked up high on the sides,between hull and foam). I only pulled back the one side before I ran out of time. The Fiberglass floor on the sides of the motor has "bubbled" and pulled away from the foam underneath. There's probably four bubbles around one foot in diameter where you could push it down 1/4". Can anyone point me to a thread or tell me how to fix it? The carpet is laid under the angle iron that supports the motor. Will I need to pull all the lag bolts and raise the motor to lay carpet under again? I read a thread on rub rail replacement where it was stated to drill the rivets and replace with bolts and nuts. How do you access the nuts I seem to have foam everywhere under the rail. I'll post pics tomorrow Travis
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:26 PM
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Check this thread out. I think there were some photos, but they are gone now.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...ighlight=floor
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:29 PM
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Glad to see some more '84's on the site I have a red and tan. I wish you well in your resto. I am sure someone will point you in the right direction shortly might want to try the search feature on "Carpet removal" or "Carpet R&R". What color is your boat?
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:46 AM
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Here's some pics so far. A before shot is available in the order of restoration thread. She's blue grey. I re-read that thread on the floor I sure wish those pics were still there anyone have them? I'm thinking I'll cut the bubbles out remove old foam and spray new in cut it flush and glass epoxy patch what do you think? I assumed the angle iron was lagged but from the thread I gather they are bolts thats nice.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:57 AM
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This old ad showing the floor construction may be of some help.
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Old 02-18-2006, 03:57 PM
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Is this from the book you just bought from e-bay

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Old 02-18-2006, 04:12 PM
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Is this from the book you just bought from e-bay

From an old ad, I linked from Farmers gallery.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:02 PM
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Well, peer pressure is a *****! It's -20 today My sled was in 300 pieces and we have a five week old baby. Put the sled back together and the baby was napping so what the hell, lets tear the boat apart! Took two hours to strip her down. I believe it was original carpet (tucked up high on the sides,between hull and foam). I only pulled back the one side before I ran out of time. The Fiberglass floor on the sides of the motor has "bubbled" and pulled away from the foam underneath. There's probably four bubbles around one foot in diameter where you could push it down 1/4". Can anyone point me to a thread or tell me how to fix it? The carpet is laid under the angle iron that supports the motor. Will I need to pull all the lag bolts and raise the motor to lay carpet under again? I read a thread on rub rail replacement where it was stated to drill the rivets and replace with bolts and nuts. How do you access the nuts I seem to have foam everywhere under the rail. I'll post pics tomorrow Travis
I believe those 'bubbles' are where the flooring has delaminated from the stringers. My easy fix was reattaching the floor to the stingers w/ countersunk stainless steel screws. I snapped a stringline, predrilled the holes, dripped epoxy in the holes to bond between stringer and floor, then screwed about every 2-3 inches. The screws sort of dimple the floor & I 'floated' epoxy around each dimple to seal and conceal the screws. It made it really solid. If you search this issue, there are very helpful measurements from someone who tore his floor apart.

Don't pull the angle iron to remove the old carpet. Cut the carpet to the mount. I used indoor/outdoor carpet from Lowe's. JRandol and Mag Red detailed their install and Sporty was a great help, too.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:49 PM
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Removed windshield and dash today. Windshield was held down with two screws and about 12 machine screws. Has anyone had luck powder coating the windshield frame? Can you reuse the rubber? What should I use to replace the sticky black foam where it meets the gel coat? I spoke with Larry at Raka the other day and we formulated a plan for my floor. I'm going to cut the delaminated area out clean it all up replace the foam with new and reuse the floor sections, epoxy them back to the stringers and add a few screws. Then using 10 oz tape redo all the seams and I'm going to cover the Foam holes as well as I feel that is a place where water can get in. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing help! TB
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:54 PM
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Any ideas for the dash panels? I saw a tip in a Rod & Custom magazine years ago where they used a drill press and some type of abrasive thing to make swirls on the metal. Any other ideas out there?
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