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Another restoration thread 19 Apr 2019 15:44 #94857

Looks like I spoke a bit too soon. Turns out the light with the hole in the top (Actually a screw hole) is a pressed stainless steel. The other one on the other hand is cast bronze with a chrome coating and glass inserts. Quite a nice, lucky find! Will need to rechrome it though.
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Another restoration thread 18 Apr 2019 23:17 #94826

Don, ain't that the truth!!

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Another restoration thread 18 Apr 2019 23:03 #94825

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Murphy's Law of boat accessories - You will find the perfect part only after you install the one you settled for.
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Another restoration thread 18 Apr 2019 22:21 #94818

Nice couple finds Mike. I think they eather of them will look good on these boats.

I like the burgee holder, then you can fly a FC flag

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Another restoration thread 18 Apr 2019 20:47 #94810

Well I just got back form doing some shopping and although the shop was not the treasure trove I thought it would be I did come away with a couple bow lights that are the right size for the boat. One even looks like an original with the glass light in it. Neither are cast aluminum though, both are formed/pressed metal. Look right though so I'll clean them up and use one for my boat. I suspect I'm going to use the one with the glass lens. The one with the steeper sloped back ... like what we normally see on these boats. I'll try and clean them up a bit this afternoon. Will likely powdercoat them when I get a chance.

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Another restoration thread 18 Apr 2019 11:57 #94795

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nsul8r25 wrote: Mike has a Fleet FC and the texture is a wrinkled leather texture, very different from the "iced flower" style.





Ahh... that's right Dave; the Fleet boats are different. Interesting find at HD Jeff. I'll need to go look for those. I suspect that if you want to contact the manufacturer though, you'll need to brush up on your Chinese. ;)
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This is the texture close to original on the Atlanta boats...

Mike has a Fleet FC and the texture is a wrinkled leather texture, very different from the "iced flower" style.

I am sorry Mike, but I don't have an answer. Best of luck to you in a search. Please post if you are successful, I know many would like to know.
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Another restoration thread 17 Apr 2019 23:54 #94773

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I was wandering through Home Depot last week, and saw a display of textured aluminum ceiling panels that I hadn't noticed before. They're not offered by the sheet in HD, but maybe you could figure out where they're made...

www.homedepot.com/p/M-D-Building-Product...lver-57026/202091747

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Another restoration thread 17 Apr 2019 21:10 #94767

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syncromikey wrote: Thanks Jabe!
Does anyone know if there is a source for the textured aluminum that is used on the bow decking and dash? Would be nice to replace some of that if there has been too many holes drilled into the panels.





It used to be available, and maybe even not that long ago. The pattern was called 'Ice Flower' if I recall correctly. I've been looking, and as far as I can tell, today it's 'unobtainium'. :) If you find a source I'm in for a 4' x 12' sheet. Most of the textured sheet available today seems to be in more uniform patterns, and is typically not available in as heavy a gauge as was used in these boats.

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Another restoration thread 17 Apr 2019 15:59 #94758

Thanks Jabe!
I was wondering about that! The transom brace is definitely cracked! I was wondering what was up with that because it actually looks like it should be like that but it didn't make sense. I'll have to take a much closer look at the hull the next time I'm under there as well.
Does anyone know if there is a source for the textured aluminum that is used on the bow decking and dash? Would be nice to replace some of that if there has been too many holes drilled into the panels.
I'll search for your build thread! From your profile photo it looks like you have quite a nice boat!
Cheers,
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