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1957 Rocket Restoration 30 Nov 2020 04:02 #108908

I have since sold the Tee Nee trailer,but David Innis took a 2x4 and nailed smaller 2x4 blocks to it that fit between my rollers, and we covered them with carpet-immediate conversation to protect my new-to-me 1948 Runabout’s bottom on the way back,to,Atlanta from Detroit...
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1957 Rocket Restoration 30 Nov 2020 03:41 #108905

I too will be replacing rollers with long bunks on my Gator trailer. Not by the as the factory made it school of restoration book but cheaper, easier and more secure with no chance of pressure point denting of the bottom.
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1957 Rocket Restoration 29 Nov 2020 23:35 #108900

Working on my Holsclaw trailer (As I was told). I have disassembled everything for sandblasting, paint, and new fasteners. I’m not crazy about the rollers because they do not distribute the weight of the boat very well. I know this has worked for over 60 years but, I’m not a fan and the rollers need a lot of attention to be functional again. Wondering if anyone has replace these rollers with bunks and if so, do you happen to have photos? Just looking for thoughts and ideas. Thanks

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1957 Rocket Restoration 28 Nov 2020 01:31 #108876

Thanks and very nice work. I will PM when I decide on the color. Thanks again.

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1957 Rocket Restoration 27 Nov 2020 22:58 #108871

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Thacker wrote: Is there anyone that is making a reproduction of the aluminum Feathercraft emblem?







Yep... check out the 'Etched panels and plates' thread link in my signature. I can make that type. The 'F' style should be the same size as yours and the feather would be paint filled in whatever color you choose.
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1957 Rocket Restoration 27 Nov 2020 14:14 #108868

I have several skills but, hand painting is not one of them. I have a couple of friends that may be able to do that for me but, will have to ask around. Is there anyone that is making a reproduction of the aluminum Feathercraft emblem?

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1957 Rocket Restoration 26 Nov 2020 20:05 #108856

I drilled out the rivets holding the emblem and masked and painted the panel. I then sprayed the emblem and hand painted the silver.
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1957 Rocket Restoration 26 Nov 2020 17:57 #108854

What do most do in this area? I think paint inside the “trim” area but not sure. This photo was before I had all the anodize off inside the trim. Thoughts and photos appreciated.

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1957 Rocket Restoration 14 Nov 2020 02:08 #108661

Still working to remove the anodize as time allows. I took this photo before starting the second side. The first side has the blue off but, I still have some rubbing to do to get the adhesion layer I’ll call it off. This layer is fairly hard and a grayish color. Making progress.

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1957 Rocket Restoration 02 Nov 2020 01:03 #108477

You must have prayed for better Ez-off at church.lol


Not sure about the photos turning.
You can put a space in between the pictures, it helps to see the pictures better when you post.
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