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Old 04-05-2013, 12:54 AM
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1983 440 SuperSlot Restoration

Well, I am back on this site for the first time in about 9 months. It is time to get back to work!!! I need some help and advice. My budget for this year is $1k to sink in to the boat and I want to get the most bang for my buck. I still need to do a lot. The main mechanical needs are a new battery and some repair to the hull for chips from rocks. Otherwise, I do not have any major mechanical issues!! Woo HOO!! So, what should I do!?!?! I have some gel coat work that I need to get fixed (spider cracks). Where can I find parts for my '83? I checked Skidim and it did not seem like they had much for mine.

Thanks for your help!!! I am stoked for year 3 of my restoration!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:57 AM
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Well, I am back on this site for the first time in about 9 months. It is time to get back to work!!! I need some help and advice. My budget for this year is $1k to sink in to the boat and I want to get the most bang for my buck. I still need to do a lot. The main mechanical needs are a new battery and some repair to the hull for chips from rocks. Otherwise, I do not have any major mechanical issues!! Woo HOO!! So, what should I do!?!?! I have some gel coat work that I need to get fixed (spider cracks). Where can I find parts for my '83? I checked Skidim and it did not seem like they had much for mine.

Thanks for your help!!! I am stoked for year 3 of my restoration!!!
What kind of parts are you looking for? Plenty of guys on here to help you spend your money.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:00 AM
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I am looking for interior skins, building a new rear bench, a sound system, lighting, trailer wheels, new prop, new gauges, how to get my gel coat to shine!!, how to fix spider cracks, some accessories for my tower, etc... I know that's a lot for $1k so I needs some good resource suppliers and other suggestions!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:11 AM
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You should be able to knock out most of that. Buffing out the boat is mostly elbow grease. There are plenty of threads on here with lots of details. The rear seat can be done for not a lot of money as they were still pretty basic. Even cheaper if you can do the upholstery work your self. Spider cracks are can be done if you have some experience or are willing to learn as you go. Working with gelcoat isn't too tough. Sound to fit your budget might be a little basic, but you have options there. I might even know a guy who can get you a deal on wheels.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:16 PM
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Pictures are a must around here I'm in the process of putting a sound system in my 83. I was able to find a decent setup on ebay (Sony head unit and Polk Audio speakers). Ill be uploading pictures of my progress soon. Also installing interior LED lights.
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