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1948 Meteor Restoration 05 Jun 2021 22:18 #112051

Bob has some work ahead of him that's for sure. I didn't realize how far up the motor was to the front of the boat. But now makes since seeing the extra wide full back rest right behind the front seat.
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1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000

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1948 Meteor Restoration 05 Jun 2021 20:11 #112049

Jim,
Are you sure it is a Holsclaw? 
Mike
1950 Skipper on Holsclaw Boat Roadster trailer
1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD

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1948 Meteor Restoration 05 Jun 2021 20:01 #112048

I thought I would add in a few more images I have from Bob.  Just so the mostly complete portfolio is on this thread. I love the Holsclaw Roadster trailer too! but probably won't be used, will just keep in with the boat to preserve the provenance.  Best to all, Jim

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1948 Meteor Restoration 05 Jun 2021 13:32 #112046

Bob Shapton, the previous owner of the Meteor and the proprietor of Michigan Boat and Engine, www.michiganboatandengine.com has pulled the power plant out of the Meteor and is getting things started toward restoring this engine.




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1948 Meteor Restoration 04 Jun 2021 21:33 #112041

I want to personally thank the various folks who have offered assistance on this project!  As Bob has it now and eventually Ray, I've asked them each to directly post update pictures.  In many cases, you might see the progress before me!  Have great weekends everyone!  Best, Jim
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1948 Meteor Restoration 04 Jun 2021 17:44 #112040

Looks Great,
I forbid you to use anything other than glass for the rear windshield and if the front is plastic, it must go...
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Lake life is the best life
jump in a boat and go
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1948 Meteor Restoration 04 Jun 2021 16:31 #112039

This is such a cool project. I’ll be happy to help should you need assistance Ray.

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1948 Meteor Restoration 04 Jun 2021 15:47 #112037

We have a great boat to start with, it’s very nearly 100% all there and I think very near all original, closer inspection and dismantling may reveal things that we can’t see at this point, but between the boat being so complete and the early photos we have from the Feather Craft factory we should end up with a very correct restoration.

  

 

 
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1948 Meteor Restoration 04 Jun 2021 02:19 #112033

What a trip. Enjoy the ride and restoration.
i’m sure many will delve into the history of this boat.
I know I will. Enjoy.

Scoot
 
56/7 Vagabond 1, 57Clipper

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1948 Meteor Restoration 03 Jun 2021 22:37 #112032

The most holy of "rivetitis."  Good thing you don't have any lawn mowers to work on.  Wish I lived closer to the action.
1955 Vagabond
1956 30hp Evinrude Lark
1973 Glastron GT 150

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