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Old 05-22-2012, 10:03 PM
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Looks good, and great write up.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:21 PM
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Looks great, nice job and pictorial
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:42 PM
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That is a great walk through on the tower, let's a have a full side look at it

Ever thought of taking your photographic skills to swimsuit thread????
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:49 PM
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I have some install video that I'll post next week. This tower amost looks taylor made for the Prostar window lines. I was also able to mount it without having to cover up the pin stripe areas which have to be retaped ever few years.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:54 PM
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That is the first tower that I have ever seen on a 87-90 Prostar that looks good IMO

Nice pick on the tower
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:58 PM
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Here you can see the mounting hardware they give you. The backing washer is a little bigger than a 50 cent piece and about the same thickness as 2 stacked washers. I still used them on top of the 1/4 aluminum. With the prostar side constraints it fits nice. You do have to delicately cut the PVC lining on the driver side that houses the cables and wires from the back.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:02 AM
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this was almost a critical error. I thought that I could measure from bolt to bolt and simple add the number on to the back and drill. When you actually lay the A pillar up on th ebot the pivot arm moves and here you can see where the original mark was and where the real mount is. If I would have drilled it based on measuring off the boat I would have had an extral hole in the hull. BTW, do not use any kind of marker on your boat. Even dry eraser marker. It will stain. Using tape allows you to mark it and saves things from getting scratched.

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:09 AM
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The tower comes wrapped pretty good. I would advise keeping the wrap on during the build if you can. Rings and even your hands can scratch the polished aluminum.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:14 AM
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After the A-pillars are mounted you will need to attach all the pivots. Then put together the front section and lay it on. It's important to center the tower correctly before moving forwad. Lining the ski pole up between the two hangouts was fairly easy. I goofed on the rear bar by not paying attention and ended up with two holes drilled on the inner lining. It was almost 100 here and the heat was getting to us. Ony more thing on this tower. YOU MUST CHECK the center section before sliding anything into it. The weld penetrated the tubea little and I slid a tube in. It gualed inside a little and it took me and my wife about an hour getting it out. DO NOT SLIDE ANYTHING IN WITHOUT LOOKING INSIDE.


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Old 05-23-2012, 09:56 AM
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Wow it looks great! My 87 came with a ND but I like the lines of your tower even better. Also love your interior great colors!
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