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dichdoc 02-17-2006 11:10 PM

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

ski_king 02-17-2006 11:26 PM

Check this thread out. I think there were some photos, but they are gone now.

1984StarsandStripes 02-17-2006 11:29 PM

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?
Good Luck 84 S&S

dichdoc 02-18-2006 12:46 PM

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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.

ski_king 02-18-2006 12:57 PM

This old ad showing the floor construction may be of some help.

X-45 02-18-2006 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by ski_king
This old ad showing the floor construction may be of some help.

Is this from the book you just bought from e-bay


ski_king 02-18-2006 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by X-45
Is this from the book you just bought from e-bay


From an old ad, I linked from Farmers gallery.

ski_king 02-18-2006 05:18 PM

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Here is a photo from the 84 brochure.

dichdoc 02-18-2006 07:20 PM

Those pics are a huge help. You can see the foam I'm talking about in the gunwale area where the rub rail rivets in how do you put nuts and bolts in there? TB

ski_king 02-18-2006 07:46 PM

I dont see any way other than digging out the foam for each bolt. Then maybe refoam with spray in foam.

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