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Old 11-25-2013, 09:36 AM
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Sawdust, I have a similar boat to yours. Had a lot of fun restoring her a couple years ago. (check my posts) You are gonna love that boat! I'm only a couple hours away, feel free to come check mine out anytime.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:23 PM
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That is a thing of beauty...especially with the red flake!
Thanks Sawdust! She is our baby for sure!
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:12 PM
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Not sure if you had the engine looked at...but there is a place in Streamwood, IL that specializes in Mopars....OPEL.... my buddy (Glen) has been building engines for 20+ years and has worked there for 10+ years and is a wizard with that stuff...
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:16 PM
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Well...finally have been able to start doing a little work on this thing...long story. Tanks out...will need to boiled after sitting for 15 years, new fuel lines. Fiberglass platform is off, it's pretty trashed. Not sure it's worth the trouble to repair as I'm not a big fan of the lag bolt design. Would like to go with teak...we'll see if it's in the budget. Figure I'm looking at abour $750 with a new deck and brackets when it's all said and done. Exhaust is out... will need some repair, new hoses, the old ones were pretty crispy and it would have sank eventually. Love those crome tips...another $250ish, again we'll see. Lot's and lots of gel coat repair and buffing to be done as you can see. New rub rail, upholstery, guages, wiring, windshield, trailer work... you know the story. Was happy to find this bad and pretty new looking steering cable/mech. Thinking it's probably not stock. All exciting stuff...need a second job, a cot in the garage and a good divorce attorney and I'll be good to go.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:35 PM
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nice progress - the mistress is causing problems eh ?
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:17 AM
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nice progress - the mistress is causing problems eh ?
It's been known to happen.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:25 AM
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This thread is full of awesome! Very cool boat with a great history! Good to see her getting some love!
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:14 AM
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Looks like your gonna make her better than new. Great work.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:49 PM
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... great company while getting a little work done!
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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Question... if I pull the trailer out from under the boat and have if supported less evenly, would it be a bad idea to completely remove the rub rail? It needs to be replaced and I'd prefer to get the area underneath cleaned up while I'm doing gel repairs and sanding/buffing. My concern is that if I drill out all the rivets there might be some shifting between the top and bottom. I am going to pull the engine. Maybe doing that first would alleviate some of the pressure on the hull?
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