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Old 09-15-2019, 04:32 PM   #61
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Just a link to see the first layers of floor and paint going in...
A lot of work but itís looking great.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:46 PM   #62
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Hi there.
Yes it has been and still more to go on the bow area seats and finishing the engine rebuild for next summer but I have really enjoyed the challenge.
Taking the floor out was the worst part as it's such a scary moment in terms of "How bad is this" but having now rebuilt the floor and seeing how simple it is and how solid the repairs are in comparison to origional standards i'm already eyeing up another boat to do whilst enjoying this one...
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Yes it has been and still more to go on the bow area seats and finishing the engine rebuild for next summer but I have really enjoyed the challenge.
Taking the floor out was the worst part as it's such a scary moment in terms of "How bad is this" but having now rebuilt the floor and seeing how simple it is and how solid the repairs are in comparison to origional standards i'm already eyeing up another boat to do whilst enjoying this one...
Thatís part of the boater sickness, always looking for that next boat.
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njh - Some fabulous work there Nick, she is your beauty. Glad it is you changing out the floor and not me. Keep mine in the garage away from the elements that did there toll on your boat. How is the 5.0 coming together, waiting on the heads to be reconditioned? Getting time here in the Midwest to put mine in hibernation. Hope to get out one last time then winterize for the approx 7 months of hibernation. You have done phenomenal work with this project and thanks for sharing the photos!
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Ahhh computers...Spent fifteen mins typing. cooking, typing...gone!

Hi Dean, hi all.
So swapped gen one for gen two, stripped it, ordered gimble, bellows etc and now on the rebuild. lots to do, cushions stripped, industrial sewing machine sourced so we are going to make all new covers where needed ourselves. Found a really nice couple here in the uk who do flooring called Below Decks so choosing carpets next week.
I'll attach a link for those who haven't seen the pictures.
Found an awesome set of stainless steel manifolds/risers. Not duped by the blurb but man they are pretty...

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That stainless steel exhaust is for a big block and will not fit you small block.
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That stainless steel exhaust is for a big block and will not fit you small block.
Hi apparently so but he has the small block version too...
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Hi apparently so but he has the small block version too...
Sounds good, could only go by the picture you have.
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Sounds good, could only go by the picture you have.
Hi No worries.
Interestingly they claim 50-60 hp gain which I find unlikely but they would look lovely on the 5.0, but only I would know they were in there.
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Hi No worries.
Interestingly they claim 50-60 hp gain which I find unlikely but they would look lovely on the 5.0, but only I would know they were in there.
Outlandish claim for just an exhaust upgrade!
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