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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122269

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She's ready for her chrome now...whenever it gets back from the shop.





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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122270

She's gorgeous Jan, hope mine looks half that good.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122298

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Beautiful work Jan, can't wait to see her all trimmed out!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122301

Wow ! you should have warned me to put on sunglasses !
That shine temporarily blinded me !!!

That looks Great !!!!!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122302

She is a real beauty!!!

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I have 1 mil plastic hanging over the boat as a dust barrier so the topsides look like semi-gloss in the photos. Before I install the chrome, the topsides will be buffed with Meguair's #2.

There's still a lot to do and a lot of holes to be drilled since all the wood is new...makes me nervous!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122387

Jan didn't get it.

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Sent you another. If it doesn't arrive through the Fiberglassics email system, email me directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hot news about my latest trade. You're going to love it.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 5 months ago #122399

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Beautiful as always Jan. Bob, You have a looooong way to go before you are close to that finish. Hope I live long enough to see it :laugh: Just kidding.

Jan, nice selfie for your avatar.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 4 months ago #122628

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gorgeous

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 3 months ago #123416

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She's all loaded up with chrome now! (Click to enlarge.)




Finally got the dashboard in place and mounted the circa 1917-1918 Cadillac fatman steering wheel...which was pretty tricky to do. I retained the original throttle/choke levers but had to make a mahogany ring to hold them due to the very different steering wheel.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 3 months ago #123422

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That is so cool, There is no way you can beat the mahogany. For me it's easy to work with. Made a few of those wheel centers myself because of necessity. Started with a blank made with a large hole saw and then turned them on the lathe. Really kinda fun to do.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 3 months ago #123438

That is awesome! Totally beautiful

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 3 months ago #123447

Absolutely outstanding Jan!!!!!!!!!!

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DONE !!! 2 years 1 month ago #126137

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After about 18 months, the Dee Wite is finished. I've replaced about 95% of the wood; every single piece of varnished mahogany, inside and out, is new as well as the entire bottom and all the ribs. I've been working on it alone since last September and it's been a bitch but I think I nailed it.







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Re:DONE !!! 2 years 1 month ago #126139

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WOW very nice love the shine, dash, and the interior is the great vintage look good job now you and your wife show it off Bill

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Beautiful as always Jan. I can appreciate the work you put in that. Love the up to date touches with modern LED lights on the interior. Nice job on the interior bump rail. I always found it to be a bitch getting around those curves.
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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 1 month ago #126143

Now that's art !

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Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead !

Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 1 month ago #126158

Great job ! you knocked another one out of the park !!!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 2 years 1 month ago #126170

Absolutely outstanding Jan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm hoping I can do at least as good a job to my Resorter that you did on the Dee Wite!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128276

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100% FINISHED !!! Here's a video of a high speed pass during the shakedown cruise. (Turn up the volume)

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128285

Excellent!!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128289

Just awesome!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128293

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You nailed it again Jan. Nice!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128298

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Great looking (and sounding) finished project. Nothing like the sound and site of a wooden inboard...just looks classy. You sure do amazing work! Thanks for sharing the "Shakedown" with us :)

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128301

Looks and sounds amazing.

Well done!

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128306

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VERY Classy and runs too good job Bill

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Re:DONE !!! 1 year 11 months ago #128324

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Cal:

You know what Dirty Harry said, "A man's got to know his limitations." That's why I have an upholstery lady do all my interiors. There's no way I could ever do upholstery. I'm a wood man, not a seamstress.

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Nice Boat! :woohoo:

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128327

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One of my favorite Dirty Harry quotes...and I have to own my limitations...yet practice on junk stuff to improve on my limitations. Other resources are also a great way to make up for my limitations.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128328

Very well done - congrats :)

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 11 months ago #128836

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Wow she is beautiful

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 8 months ago #130451

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Last entry I'll make on this thread but this photo is just too good not to post. (Click to enlarge)

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"Anything supposed to do two things does both of them half-assed." - J. S. Hadley
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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 8 months ago #130454

Beautiful job and great photo! Congrats. I'm sure you have a very happy customer.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 7 months ago #130465

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Look terrific Jan. Really need those trailer guides otherwise some serious damage to the bottom happens at a rough launch site. Looking forward to your next job.

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Re:1929 Dee Wite 1 year 7 months ago #130478

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!


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