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1948 Meteor Restoration 02 Dec 2021 00:45 #116202

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this is insane!! This just spells out your guys dedication to feathercraft!! You guys are up and beyond amazing to take this meteor on.
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1948 Meteor Restoration 02 Dec 2021 00:44 #116201

On a better note, here’s a photo of a small test area Charlie cleaned up a bit on the inside and a small bit on the outside, the lumps on the side are the result of some genius forcing the original rear seat bottom, that doubled as a fuel tank, back into place after some extensive welding was done to try to repair the tank. You can see on the inside of the other side where there are matching dents.



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1948 Meteor Restoration 02 Dec 2021 00:40 #116200

Hey James, it may take something stronger than beer to wash this down, when I look at the photos I can almost smell it, when we removed the front bulkhead we found what we expected, a mouse condo.
The results are shown in the last photo, corrosion through the sheeting on the bow up above the splash rail, not sure yet how bad it is, we pressure washed the inside (the photo is before the pressure washing) but it’s going to take another round before I’m crawling inside again.





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1948 Meteor Restoration 01 Dec 2021 21:11 #116197

Keep up the good work gentlemen!  Very much appreciated and I owe you both many beers!  Best, Jim
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1948 Meteor Restoration 30 Nov 2021 13:31 #116171

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Sounds awful!! On the other hand that’s great guys motor mounts are aluminum!! When you originally thought they were steel I was scared for you and what you were going to find!! Hope the fasteners haven’t caused to much damage for you.. sounds like your making headway. 
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1948 Meteor Restoration 30 Nov 2021 02:59 #116163

I do have pics the are one my camera I will get Ray to post them soon this project is going to be small steps there is so much clean up to be done before the real work can  begin it's like the saying yard by yard it's to hard inch by inch it's a cinch 
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1948 Meteor Restoration 30 Nov 2021 02:23 #116156

Charlie has photos of the nest in the bow, I was in the boat under the front deck handing the flotation out to Charlie and vacuuming as I pulled it out, it was sickening.
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1948 Meteor Restoration 30 Nov 2021 02:08 #116154

Oh Man, sounds like a job for Mike Rowe! It must have been really stinky. 
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Have a shot for me Sir Charles!

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1948 Meteor Restoration 30 Nov 2021 01:56 #116152

After Charlie’s efforts today it’s becoming easier to see what we have to work with.
One thing we found out is the motor mount plates I thought were steel are actually Aluminum, that shows how deep the crud was, they did use steel fasteners so I’m expecting the worst when I pull them out.
We at least are getting it cleaned up enough to feel less like we might get some disease from working on it. I think Charlie was going to get a Tetanus shot on the way home. ;-)
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