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Old 11-08-2007, 12:26 PM   #15
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I like the plank flooring idea. If you do that, post lots of pics! I'll probably do the same thing.

For the inside of mine, I'm going to paint the inner hull and seat bottoms a gunmetal grey (slightly darker than the polished outside), to cover up the nasty anodized finish i couldn't get off, and make the polished metal really pop. The inner divider part will remain polished, though.

I still need to get a vintage cable steering wheel for it as well as (2) stern light poles, a bow light and a stainless trumpet horn.

The floatation is probably under your seats. That's where it's supposed to be on mine. David's has a huge chunk of styrafoam in a chamber in the bow.

Are you going to do a windshield? I may do a tiny fold down speed screen. Definitely not the original wrap-around, though. that looks too big on a vagabond.

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Old 11-08-2007, 12:41 PM   #16
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Mine has a small green/auqa windshield.
Not the big curved ones.
PO said was original, I find hard to believe plexiglass lasted 50 years.
Gonna keep it, may make interior match inside of MH.

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Old 11-09-2007, 05:35 PM   #17
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Dark 30

Dang...gets dark so quick over here in Alabama.
Ran out and got some shots before night.
I have a ways to go...basicly a complete interior makeover and motor swap.









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Old 11-09-2007, 05:41 PM   #18
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:48 AM   #19
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I've got on ole all wood Thompson, early 50's era that is not going to be restored. It's becoming part of the kids fort/treehouse/pirate ship. I also have a 50's era 30 hp Electric start Mercury Kiefhaufer motor that I plan on putting on ebay but if there are some AS folks that might want it let me know. I'll look at the model and exact name and number tomorrow and post it. It's a lighter blue color and I'm sure it needs work to get running.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:51 AM   #20
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Dang...gets dark so quick over here in Alabama.
Ran out and got some shots before night.
I have a ways to go...basicly a complete interior makeover and motor swap.









Wonder Woman was one of my favorite shows both cartoon and the tv show with Linda Carter, whom I definitely had a crush on.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:05 PM   #21
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Dang...gets dark so quick over here in Alabama.
Ran out and got some shots before night.

Wow! Cool! I'll have to take some more pics of my progress this week. I've gotten the left side trip piece rivetted back on. Now I'm removing all of the LAST pieces of rusty hardware. Anything not rivetted on comes off. I'll probably replace the snaps with stainless ones only if I do a tunneau (sp?) cover for the rear. The only thing about that is, with a split mid section, having a cover might look funny. Who knows. If I don't replace it, I'll probably just sink some flush rivets into the holes and repolish the trim. That way everything will blend in.

Time to get on eBay and start buying parts again. I need to find some of those cleats/guides you have on the bow. My buddy's FC (same year as yours, i think) has them, too.

I do have one bad hole on one side where the hull is punctured (way above the water line, but it still looks like crap). And the previously mentioned bow damage. If I can get it out of the basement to work on it this week, I'll photograph it. LONG way to go before she gets in the water, but I've got all winter.

Another thing I'm going to have to do this week is make a dolly to move the boat around on. I'll need it for when I take the trailer in for paint, and when polishing the front and lower sides (it's WAY easier to flip the boat for that). Plus, putting it on a dolly will make it easier to squeaze into my woodshop (currently filled with the closet cabinets i'm making for baby #2... I've only got 4 weeks to finish the nursery, too!)... busy times!

Keep posting progress, though! I can see this turning into a sub-cult of the airstream club! Already looking forward to April!

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:07 PM   #22
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I jsut looked closer at your pics. Those aluminum windshield brackets look really sweet! polish polish polish!



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Old 11-12-2007, 02:07 AM   #23
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Yes on the polish...
After seeing your bow piece so shinny, I gotta do lots more.
Gotta cool idea for the dash boards...will photo when done.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:22 AM   #24
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Wonder Woman was one of my favorite shows both cartoon and the tv show with Linda Carter, whom I definitely had a crush on.
Y O U...had a crush on Linda Carter?
Who did'nt!
Whew....young and old, ever guy in the room got quite when she started spinning.

Watched a interview of her, she said young boys that came over to date/visit her daughter were speachless and mezmorized...and not by the girl.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:26 AM   #25
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Y O U...had a crush on Linda Carter?
Who did'nt!
Whew....young and old, ever guy in the room got quite when she started spinning.

Watched a interview of her, she said young boys that came over to date/visit her daughter were speachless and mezmorized...and not by the girl.

Yep, she was definitely some WONDER woman. Bombshell amazon in small tight fitting colors of liberty. Free me Wonder Woman, free me!
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:08 PM   #26
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I liked her invisible plane... I wonder what people thought when a woman in a bikini came flying after them in mid-air....

haha!

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Old 11-13-2007, 07:17 AM   #28
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Way to go JP. Now you've got me searching CraigsList for a FeatherCraft and wouldn't you know it, there's one listed. Guess I'll have to give him a call.

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