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‘56 valco royal 6 months 14 hours ago #138627

While working this year I found a second boat that I couldn’t live without in northern Minnesota. My brother in law checked it out for me then brought it home later for me to pick up after I was done working for the year. It’s a 1956 valco royal. The interior has seen better days but I won’t feel bad bringing her back with a newer 4 stroke hanging off the back.

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‘56 valco royal 6 months 31 minutes ago #138638

Very cool I can see why you wanted it!

Bob

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‘56 valco royal 5 months 4 weeks ago #138643

Finished tear down this week before a little vacation.


New 3/4 marine floor before it gets sealed


Straightening out the angle aluminum getting it ready as part of the seat base.



Had to cut down the original front mount for the new seating location. I’m 6’-2 and wouldn’t have a comfortable ride in their previous placement. New angle and box in place ready for a bolt in setup.




Flip back buckets were the right fit for how I’ll use this boat. Start back up next week with making some more progress.

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‘56 valco royal 4 months 2 weeks ago #138965

Finished the seat base. Made a new transom amd dash before dying the wood and sealing it. Started painting the inside of the bow seafoam and laid a coat of epoxy resin before some sanding and fairing compound on the topside. .

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‘56 valco royal 3 months 3 weeks ago #139107


Mounted the new tilt steering wheel on the finished dash. Time to refinish the steering wheel.


Have plenty of leg room even at 6’-2 thanks to a bow fuel tank.


Ready to final mount the transom and finish painting the rear of the boat.


A layer of epoxy resin made it on the floor and seat mount.
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‘56 valco royal 3 months 3 weeks ago #139124

She's coming along great!

Bob

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‘56 valco royal 3 months 1 week ago #139177



Started the steering wheel back to life. All the cracks have been filled and sanded



Floor is done with its non slip and final installation complete.
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‘56 valco royal 3 months 1 week ago #139227

Found a new outboard for it locally today. It gets dropped off at the mechanic to check it over and freshen up some things before getting mounted. 1963 mercury 500el
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‘56 valco royal 3 months 1 week ago #139232

Nice!!!!

Bob

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‘56 valco royal 2 months 1 week ago #139500


Fired up the polisher to wrap up this round of paint. Mounted all the topside trim and windshield is in place.


The seat is mounted. Wrapping up the side panels and mounting controls is all that’s left on the interior.


Been busy running around the state. Wound up picking up a short shaft merc 500, 3 tee nee trailers, and a boat. Within 2 days sold 3 trailers and the boat leaving a pile of tee nee parts to make one trailer with the enclosed winch stand and an extra set of fenders for the other boat. If someone has a set of the transom rollers with the stands available for purchase I’m looking for a set. A quick coat of paint will have to do for now until I’m done working for the year.
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‘56 valco royal 2 months 6 days ago #139506

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Excellent! How do you prep a trailer for painting? Sandblasting or one of those liquid brush on rust removers or ??? Do you still sand before priming and painting? How many coats of each? I am new to trailer painting and have 2 trailers to freshen up. One has black paint flaking off over original cream/ yellow paint. The other is that Mustang yellow chrome talked about somewhere. Previous owner made it 2 separate shades of yellow. I want it one color and want it fair looking, but not show quality. Neither of my trailers don’t show any real rust other than exposed bolt threads.

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‘56 valco royal 2 months 6 days ago #139518

I just used a variety of wire wheels on an angle grinder before priming and a couple coats of paint brushed on for now.
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‘56 valco royal 2 months 6 days ago #139520

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Thanks. Looks nice.

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‘56 valco royal 2 months 5 days ago #139534

Well I’m back to work so this is as far as it’s going to get until I’m done working for the year. I dropped the other boat off and I’ll enjoy that one this year.

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‘56 valco royal 2 months 4 days ago #139535

Excellent progress she's looking great!

Bob

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