We are 90% done on a 1956 meteor,waiting on 3-4 chrome pieces and appointment at interior, so we Stated grinding on this one,it is 50% ground to cloth now and has new transom,a couple knees in transom and a new floor.This would look good with a 6cyl merc but I am leaning for using one of the fat fifties, color is still up in the air,trying to pick out something I haven't used,It will get a boxed fender gator trailer, more pics later Bill
thank you,,I have been looking at auto color wheel and using the colors of 58,, but my biggest problem I have way too many reds,,so I am thinking about tri tone like the cars were then thanks again Bill
Wow - nice colors...nice boat, and what a nice engine find! This will be a beautiful package for someone to enjoy. Plan an extra hour or so at the dock for answering questions and letting people look it over before you set out on a voyage.
Your work is so appreciated...obviously not your first Rodeo! Hope to meet you in May at that Wisconsin gathering.
all hardware is drilled and engine is original paint that is perfect[60hp Gale] gator trailer is painted and wired needs interior gel coated and webbed, all interior seats are done ,,it will fall together fast now,,always more sanding c u Bill
I notice many trailers are yellow with red rims and moon caps. Was that a "thing" back then? Seems like even differing brands had same color scheme. My 1965 trailer is yellow with original red rims, so I should clean it up and keep it that way. It has the 12" 4 bolt wheels with clips for hub caps. Where can I find these type of baby moons? I also have some original 8" wheels that I need moon caps for, but they don't have the clips...do I assume they press into the bulges of the inside lip??? I would like to find 2 of each by fall. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks, Dr.Go! (Mark)
they had different colors but tee nee and some gators were yellow,it is a little diff ,lighter yellow gator had some tans that were good also, but this was original yellow,,These are Gator script caps on this one.Rims were white and red,yellow to my knowledge,I was told that Hubcap MIke in calif has some correct caps, make sure you measure,There are several sizes,Thanks Bill
Looks great, Bill. Thanks for the Hubcap Mike information!! "Just what the "Dr." ordered" ...Dr.Go! that is.
I really appreciate everyone helping me find the proper resources to put a more complete project together. (this will be my first project, so I likely would park it at the far end of any "show" parking lot because I will be over admiring the "other" boats and learning more).