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1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113382

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So I bought this boat with a 55hp Chevrolet motor and the Tee Nee trailer in 1996 in Hamburg, NY for $700. I launched it at Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake, NY about 5 times with friends. Then I parked it at my parents house since a few weeks ago when my Dad insisted I pull it out of the weeds. I brought it to my house and decided to bring it back to life. The motor was mouse infested so I just pulled that off and put it on a pallet. I am no expert and just teaching myself here. I never plan to sell the boat so everything I do is just so my lady friend and I can enjoy taking it out on the water soon.


Notice the weeds growing out of it.
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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113383

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Bringing it home
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Time to assess my situation
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Does anyone know how I can include more then one picture in each posting? Thanks in advance!

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113389

Neat boat!

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113404

to add more than 1 pic per posting, add the pic and submit. Then return to the thread and hit edit. Add another pic and submit. Return to the thread and edit the post agai - that is how it is done.

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Here I laid out all the carpet out to dry in the sun then save as a templet.

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Removed all of the gauges, switches, wheel, and controls.

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That white stuff looks like a foam but its not. I am power washing the boat and that is just soapy water draining out



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So it turns out this area at the bow was full of water so with the help from people on this forum I decided to drill a hole and drain all of it.





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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113411

You have got it all striped down lots of work done already.

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farmerboy wrote:

You have got it all striped down lots of work done already.


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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113413

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I cut off the rub rail and mailed a piece to Wefco Rubber Mfg. for a quote on a new one. They told me $5.50 per foot.



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Removing all the fixtures, and windshield





I had to drill out many of the rusty screws a previous owner used. The stainless ones came out easily.




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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113415

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Time for the Sawzall! The rivets holding the two parts together seemed to be copper.





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Now it is time to separate the two parts. I used a jack to lift the back part up. I also needed to hammer a piece of wood to separate the epoxy between the fiberglass top and seat connected to the bottom.







I had to angle grind the fiberglass around this part




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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113417

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Needed help here so the top didn't buckle.



Grabbed a nearby raised garden bed that I made but haven't used yet....well I used it here :)
and a drying rack.




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Ok thats all for today....I will keep you all posted with my progress.

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113423

Looks like you're making great progress. Should be a beauty when you're done.

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113424

looks like your doin great. A...for effort from me. ron

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113430

Your going to have that on the water soon at the rate you are going!!!!!!!!!

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VintageDave wrote:

Looks like you're making great progress. Should be a beauty when you're done.


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vuyosevich wrote:

looks like your doin great. A...for effort from me. ron


Thanks Ron!

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113434

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farmerboy wrote:

Your going to have that on the water soon at the rate you are going!!!!!!!!!


I hope so!

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The transom is powdered wood! Darn ants






Mostly removed
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Building the new transom. I saved the part of the fiberglass up against the previous transom as somewhat of a templet.








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So a local marina was nice enough to loan me these jack stands. I am switching to painting the bottom of the boat now so I can return them as soon as possible.



I had in inch it along to squeak the trailer through the stands.




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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113438

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I primed it the best I could with Interlux 2000e. Man that stuff dries fast and is hard to work with. Poor choice by me.



The pain went on much easier. I Am using the "Roll and Tip" method.











I just finished the red tonight!!!!

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113442

Busy day!

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Re:1958 Custom Craft Project 2 years 5 months ago #113467

Excellent progress so far, keep up the good work!!!

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