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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by hvychvy, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. peter schmidt
    Joined: Aug 26, 2007
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    peter schmidt
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    from maryland

    I'm now the proud owner of this 1958 feather craft it needs alot of work but I love finned boats and I had to have it because it's aluminum too! Don't care much for fiberglass work so I love it that's it's aluminum. My plans are to take off what's left of the anodizing and polish the whole top and re spray the gold. I have a 1957 or 58 I believe Johnson 35 hp outboard that i got as a bonus from my weekend boss when he moved and a mercury 60 hp that came with the boat. The Johnson fits it way better I think. I traded my old mig welder to a buddy for the boat,trailer,outboard and new seats. hope to start on it in the spring the seats it came with are a nice set of new bucket? Seats with tuck and roll style upholstery. Was told it was once sunk and recovered years later and used as a crabbing boat that's why the transoms cut for a stuck drive. I'm going to have to repair all that and beef the transom up some but it's such a cool boat I think. Now I just got to get it home and hid behind the garage before my wife sees it... pretty much needs everything and will probally be worth less than the money I spend on it but I'm still excited.
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  2. James426
    Joined: Aug 12, 2015
    Posts: 63

    James426

    Boatswagon boat car I built on a VW Chassis. The Boat is actually a Chrysler Conqueror. Paint is House of Color candies over huge flake.

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  3. 7car7
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
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    from Washington

    James, that's incredible. Is it a narrowed rear end?
    How does it handle at high speed?
     
  4. James426
    Joined: Aug 12, 2015
    Posts: 63

    James426

    The car just has the allusion that the rear is narrowed, but it is stock VW. It handles like a heavy VW. I've only had it up to about 60mph without any plans to go much faster. :) Here is s short video.

     
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  5. Cris
    Joined: Jan 3, 2005
    Posts: 805

    Cris
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    from Vermont

  6. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
    Posts: 31

    dryhoze1
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    from California

  7. I don't have one of my own(sigh) but have painted a few.
    Here is one that was built by the owner's father circa 1955.Fiberglass over plywood;12 ft.originally powered by a 100hp flathead(!) it now has a Capri V-6. Supposedly room for two people in the stern(yeah! people who weigh about 80 lbs.).
    Second one is a Skipper Craft circa 1958 a friend of mine was selling. Not too sure what it was powered by originally. Unusual "step" in the side about mid ship.
    Next is a 1958 Turn-A-Craft built in Quincy Michigan.Owner brought it down in the back of a Chrysler minivan! Powered by a 10hp outboard. JennyB09.jpg JennyB011.jpg SkipperCraft1.jpg SkipperCraft2.jpg Turn A Craft 009.jpg Cutter2.jpg
    Last is a Cutter I photographed at a local boat storage place. Weirdest looking boat I've ever seen.
     
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  8. Faded Love Garage
    Joined: Mar 30, 2003
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  9. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    I picked this one up at a garage sale for $1000 years ago with plans to pull the 392 Hemi to use in my Willys pickup. It had such nice stuff in it I couldn't bear to part it out. It had been all redone, painted, then sat and the top surfaces got sunburned. So I got the engine freshened up and polished up and running but stalled when it came time to repaint and upholster it. Not sure of the make as there are no ID plates or numbers anywhere, the papers I got with it said Rickshaw Marine, never heard of it and there doesn't seem to be any info on the internet. I think it's a 1965 or 66 since it has a mid-deck. It has all M/T marine equipment and real 409 dual quad carbs on it.
    I'm looking to get the wood deck redone and get it painted. IMG_0248.JPG IMG_0249.JPG
     
  10. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    dryhoze1
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    from California

    Great Find !!
    Send me an email if you want the go to guy for the wooddeck restoration.
    All the best ,
    Brian

    Keep this thread going folks !!
    If you have an old boat sitting around, lets see them :)
     
  11. rt1976
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 43

    rt1976
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    from indy

    picked this up last week, 1969 Johnson 19' Surfer. It was laid up in the 80's with 450 hours on the clock
     

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  12. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    I was hoping you would have a contact. Your Sanger looks awesome.
    I'm in Nor Cal just east of Lodi.
     
  13. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,354

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    Here's another Rickshaw, a '65 with a glass deck which looks exactly like the deck on you boat. Are you sure its a wood deck? Somewhere I have an old ad for Rickshaw, I'll try to find it for you.

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    There are 2 wood deck guys that have been the best in their fields for decades.

    One is Harlan Orrin down in Fallbrook Ca. I think you can get his number by just goggling his name. He's been THE guy since the 50s, his uncle owned Mandella Boats at one time. I've know him since I was a kid in the 60s when he lived just down the street. My dad was just getting into the boat biz then and we lived in ground zero of the hot boat world, it was great.

    The other guy is John Miller who learned his craft from his dad who owned Miller boats. He's in Arroyo Grande Ca, a little closer to you and he's got a site web site. Unbelievably talented guy. I met him at the v-drive show in Bass lake a few years ago, very cool guy.
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  14. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Hey thanks Flyin-t. Someone has actually heard of Rickshaws!?!? I can't seem to view your pictures though.
    It has an all glass deck with a recess that has a veneer laid in it. All across the deck and down the top of the gunnels. I stripped the original veneer out, cleaned the area and bonded in new Brazilian Mahogany. I 'glassed it and sanded it smooth and stopped short of clear coating it - big mistake. I got distracted by other projects and just like the original owner, it sat for a while in my shop, then in front of my shop. I closed up my shop and moved out of L.A. to my current digs in NorCal and by the time I got back to it, the deck needs to be done again due to moisture and temp cycling. Shoulda sealed it.
    I did look up Harlan Orrin when I first got the boat but forgot about him. Miller does spectacular work but I'm afraid he may be way outa my budget, not sure that this boat is worthy of the $$ that takes. A Mandella, early Schiada, Sanger, Howard, no question but a Rickshaw? Not sure. I finally have the resources to get it done but I'm still a family guy with budget considerations.
    Between putting a new motor in the wife's Corvair, building chassis for friends cars, and tinkering with the Austin sedan in the picture (latest acquisition), I've been distracted again. Hopefully, now is the time.
     
  15. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Hey Flyin-T, I finally got the picture to load!! Man that boat looks great even with the painted deck. Definitely an option if it comes to that.
    Mine was originally 'flake green with the wood inserts and white accents on the sides. I always wanted to put it back just like that but realized that that kind of restoration was probably beyond my means. The two tone blue is paint applied over the original gelcoat. Nice job, but sunburned on all top surfaces.
    Thanks for posting the pix.....
     
  16. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    I was pretty sure it was a glass deck but I couldn't see what was going on ahead of the dash.

    I have a friend with a shop in OC that has done exactly this, the veneer I mean, to newer boats. He does it from start to finish, he's got a glass shop. I've know him since we worked together in the 70s. If you're interested pm me and I'll give you his info. You're right though, Harlan or Miller is going to be expensive to do an entire wood deck.
    If you haven't already been there head on over to the performance boat forum and hang out in the v-drive section (that's where the guy that owns that Rickshaw posted his pics, by the way it's all original and still owned by the original family) It's a nice mix of family stuff, racers and lots of vintage flatties.

    What's up with that slant cab in the back ground?
     
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  17. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    Found the ad was talking about, kinda. I looked through some of my old mags and struck out but found this on a boat site posted by a guy that has a lot of the same old boat crap that I do but he scans and posts a hell of a lot more than me.
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  18. Smoothy
    Joined: Jun 18, 2015
    Posts: 338

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    Here's my familys 1973 Glastron Carlson CV16, that my grandpa bought new. It's all original, never touched. Unbelievable that it sat in the barn with a dirt floor since the late 80's and only had a tarp protecting it. Screenshot_2015-09-15-12-42-14.png carlsoncv16firstoutingsince1984date.jpg
     
  19. ArtGeco
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 760

    ArtGeco
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    from Miami

    Heres a couple of mine....

    1963 Renken
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    1969 Glasspar
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    First Mate....
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  20. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Nice little boats ArtGeco.
    A couple of years ago my wife and I started looking at small vintage outboards. We found a nice little fiberglass 16 footer that needed some TLC nearby. The guy wanted $1000 for it, we got him down to $350 and went home to get the truck while he cleaned it out. When we got back, closer inspection showed it had some serious rot in the wood sheathing sandwiched in the floor. We told him; sorry no deal, and got ready to leave. His Mom came out with the papers in hand and said, "Just get that damned thing outa here!" Free. So we looked at each other and said; no. She insisted, so we took it.
    We cleaned it up and I made plans to fix the floor until I noticed that the bulkhead that held the Evinrude Starflight 50 was all dry-rotted too. We gave it to the husband of the Jehovah's Witness lady who comes by regularly.
    Too bad, it was a cute little thing but i have enough major projects to last two lifetimes......
     

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  21. manicmachanic
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    from Berwyn, IL

    Love Vdrive flats. Extremely dangerous. If you don't know what you're doing can kill you easy. Can kill you easy even, when you know! I know ran V-drive '66 Beyers flat w/425 Buick. Flipped at 70. Also ran '63 RaysonCraft w/392 and webers. S/K class boat on Grass Lake, IL.
     
  22. manicmachanic
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 367

    manicmachanic
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    from Berwyn, IL

    Hemi boat was the Greyhound
     
  23. cosmic12
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 422

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    Finally got one to put behind my 52. 1959 Custom Craft. It is cleaning up nice but I have to do the floor and transom. Got it from the orig owner with all the history and paper work including sales booklets/manuals/tool kit/spare parts everything you could ask for and more. Gona be a long winter. Home getting cleaned 022.jpg Home getting cleaned 038.jpg
     
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  24. cosmic12
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  25. hog mtn dave
    Joined: Jul 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,344

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg A good friend of mine just finished this one. He's also the guy that originally built my coupe years ago.
     
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  26. hog mtn dave
    Joined: Jul 14, 2004
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  27. Stu
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 955

    Stu
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    just in time for summer-1959 Glasspar G3 with original motor and trailer
     

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  28. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
    Posts: 31

    dryhoze1
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    from California

    First launch after complete restoration.

     
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  29. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
    Posts: 31

    dryhoze1
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    from California

  30. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691

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    I hate when you're trying to research something on the internet and all you can find is stuff you posted a half-dozen years ago...
     

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