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1948 Runabout Restoration 16 Nov 2019 01:57 #100239

Today I talked with the guy who owned this runabout prior to rivet-runner. The keel was in bad shape then. He said he only had it out once. When up to speed it rolled over to one side with the splash rail acting like a keel. Then all of a sudden it rolled to the other side. He said he about had to change pants. :laughing:

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1948 Runabout Restoration 10 Nov 2019 03:56 #100169

Kingfisher wrote: Sold my calvary forge

Unclbuz wrote: Must have been a real old one. Or did you mean "cavalry"?

That was funny, Don. I like your sense of humor. Yes, I did mean cavalry.:hand: Found it in a field in western Kansas, so it definitely was the later.
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1948 Runabout Restoration 10 Nov 2019 00:37 #100168

Never hurts to ask......

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 22:36 #100165

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Merky Johnrude wrote: Did you try flipping the seat upside down? Dumb question, I know.

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There's not enough room to turn it over.

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 22:11 #100164

Trying to R and R the dash in our '59 Sea King aluminum boat took an act of congress, six men and a dog to replace the original. And it wasn't flexing a bit as the replacement was a lamination of two layers. I did end up making a full size dummy pattern to finally crack the case. I bit of clever (lucky more likely) tweaking and I ended up winning the skirmish.

Did you try flipping the seat upside down? Dumb question, I know.

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 20:43 #100163

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Locomotion wrote: It is likely the back seat was put in before the front seat and center deck. Would removing the steering give you more wiggle room?




I believe Ray is correct, I had the same issue with my rear seat top on the 53, just a single layer, made a template out of Masonite , no way could I get that pattern to go in or out with out flexing, sucks, but i to believe the rear seating was installed before the center deck and front seating were installed

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 18:15 #100162

Boatboy wrote: That picture just never seems to go away. How many years ago was that?

You are Famous. :biggrin:

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 15:11 #100160

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Kingfisher wrote: Sold my calvary forge






Must have been a real old one. Or did you mean "cavalry"?

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 14:48 #100159

Not sure what the secret to removing the seat but I am interested in your blacksmithing projects. Right now I am forging a fireplace crane for a friend.
That looks like a nice anvil. Is it two hundred pounds? See "Completely Random" thread for last project. Working on finishing a hammer and a knife (grinding stage). I don't have a shop yet, so I use the club forge. Sold my calvary forge and 100# anvil. Then found another 100#. Spoiled on the big ones. Sending a PM.

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1948 Runabout Restoration 09 Nov 2019 14:35 #100158

It is likely the back seat was put in before the front seat and center deck. Would removing the steering give you more wiggle room?
Can't get it up that high.

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