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Post by RussF » Dec 01, 2015 5:59 pm

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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 01, 2015 9:32 pm

Today it started. I decided to start stripping it down. The seats were VERY wet. They appear to be original, but rotten.

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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 03, 2015 6:27 pm

So I cut a 4 inch hole into the floor under where the rear seat would have been, just to the starboard side of the stringer. I can see the core and glass work. It is a light brown colour and very dry. I was expecting it to be wet and black in colour. Is there any chance the core is ok? I'm thinking the entire floor needs to be removed to really know the condition of the core. ???????

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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 03, 2015 9:21 pm

I was dying to see what was under the aluminum reinforcement someone had built around the transom. I almost wish I didn't see it. Surprise!!!! Yikes. Mystery solved. It was hiding some big issues. Oh well, it can all be fixed - so they say.
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Post by Hippie459MN » Dec 03, 2015 10:59 pm

Yikes! Some people... LoL

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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 06, 2015 9:19 am

Hey guys. I know this question has probably been asked a thousand times, so forgive me if this is getting old. I was wondering what I can use as a rub rail since mine is completely pooched? I'm a long way from installing it, but I'd like to start acquiring parts sooner than later. Also, my windshield came off in one piece, but I noticed that the top rail has a slight bend from people leaning on it. Can someone give me an idea of how to straighten the rail? Is there a replacement for the actual plexiglass windshield? Questions questions questions. Sorry boys.

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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 06, 2015 9:22 am

I cleaned her up - for something to do. Looks good from a distance. I absolutely love this colour combination!!!!
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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 06, 2015 9:40 pm

I decided to take apart the seats today. Wow were they ever wet! The plywood bases were so rotten, they felt like mud. They smelled bad! At least the fibreglass frames are in great shape.
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Post by Hippie459MN » Dec 06, 2015 10:27 pm

bj71chevelle wrote:QR_BBPOST Also, my windshield came off in one piece, but I noticed that the top rail has a slight bend from people leaning on it. Can someone give me an idea of how to straighten the rail? Is there a replacement for the actual plexiglass windshield? Questions questions questions. Sorry boys.
As for straightening it, you could try some heat and what not but inside that curved rail is a solid insert so they are pretty tough to get back straight. As for the windshield, John up at Hydrostream in Canada sells them but they are like $700 by the time they get to your door here in the US. Scott Steffe (AFR) does make a VERY nice fiberglass reproduction one and he is down in Florida. A few guys on here have bought them from him. If you are on Facebook you can look Scott up otherwise his web site http://www.allfiberglassrepairs.com/.

Here is a pic of one of his windshields. Not the greatest pic but only one I have off hand...
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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 07, 2015 9:07 am

Thanks Kevin. I will look into this further. I appreciate the feedback. :up:

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