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Thanks everyone...Since it"s a holiday, I"ll give PontoonStuff a call tomorrow.
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SNE ... I enjoyed your pics and congrats to you and your helpers for a job
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Thanks craig4080. I just ordered my front couches. Once this is in, I am done...I"ll post some pics of our maiden voyage real soon!
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Yes, I have added some vinyl decals to the toon. I am having more created as we speak - I expect to have it fully completed with the vinyl graphics in the next week or 2... I currently only have the name of the boat on the side panels and of course the registration numbers. Yes, self etching primer is for bare metal, including aluminum. You can buy self etching primer at your local Wal-Smart (spelled incorrectly on purpose). You have to sand down as much of the old paint as possible...chances are you are going to get down to bare metal - hence the self etching primer. No you don"t have to sand between coats. Although, you do want to sand before you paint. And you do want to wet sand to ensure good adhesion of the paint...
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Nice job on the rebuild!
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Thanks Linda"s Lounge... My vinyl graphics are ready and should be installed tonite. I"ll post pics as soon as the vinyl is on. I did install the new couches in the toon, makes a huge difference...The boat is almost done! Just the vinyl graphics are left...
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You were close. It is a 1963 Ford Falcon. It was my first car, handed down to me by my grandfather. He was the original owner... I have had it for 23 years and have recently completed a fairly large restoration of it. It still has the original straight 6, 170 engine with 27K original miles. I take it out every couple of months to take the family for an ice cream in it. It gets alot of attention...



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Below are a couple of shots I took while on my maiden voyage. These don"t have the new vinyl on, yet.

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Like the way it sits in the water,,, ENJOY!!!!! Kartracer

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Adding a couple more pics of the maiden voyage I found...

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Pontoon Stuff has them I just bought an 8x17 double top from them in the same color
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It looks really really nice.  I especially like the rails painted the same cream color as the panels.  You really put a lot of work into it, and it looks very classy.
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I ordered the top on ebay. I got a great deal on it...
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thought I"d add a pic I found that helped me greatly when I was wiring the new console...

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Yep, that"s the one Rick, me and several others have posted over the years and its still the best for review on how to get it done.
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Toon looks great. I like the way the little girl is sitting like a princess and the little boy is....well acting like a little boy.  It made me chuckle.

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We were able to take the boat out this weekend, a little cool at full throttle, but definitely nice to get it out this late in the season. I think, we have about another month before I put her away until March of next year.
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What - no PICS!   . Wife and I are going to try sometime this weekend even though weather forecast doesn"t hold out much hope but we"re bound and determined (might get wet and cold), maybe the wind will at least be somewhat calm (can only hope). Guess I"ll get to try out the rain shield I got that hangs from the bimini. Doesn"t look like PS is selling them anymore. It"ll probably be our last run until I heal up from the surgeries by early spring.
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We have a high of 79degrees tomorrow. I am going to try and talk the wife into another run on the lake. If we go, I"ll post some pics...
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I am hoping to get her in the water in the next couple of weeks. I am giving it a tune-up, new water-pump, water seperator, etc...

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You mean to say you"re done with the rebuild? Man it sure is bright and sunshiny in your neck of the woods (was here the last 3 days until the downpour we got early this morning) cold weather rushing back in.
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Great job!
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I"d still like to get some custom vinyl graphics done on it, but for the most part it is done...
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I was reviewing your posts and notice you mentioned more gauges for the console but I only see one gauge and you didn"t talk about your switches at all. I think it would be good if you could elaborate on how you did that as others may want to do that too instead of installing a switch panel (which would be easier) but you have them stacked good (eye appealing) and didn"t see any pics of your up front area - well I take that back, you did, but just not real good shots of the front area  (hint hint, more pics)
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Fantastic job!  I"m getting ready to replace the furniture and console on my SunTracker.  Hope mine turns out as well.

 

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LOL! Ok Wildcat Dude, I"ll take more pics and post them. I"ll be heading out for a long weekend next week for camping, tooning and fishing. I"ll make sure I post more pics.

Thanks fellas for the pat on the back. It sure was alot of fun rebuilding this thing... I have actually been thinking of buying another one and rebuilding it as well, and turning it for a profit.

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Here are a few long over-due pics from our 1st outing of the year. It was pretty cold.

 

 

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Slow-N-Easy...Great job.  Boat looks super!  I"ve used the same furniture and console.  Hoping to have mine together and in the water the middle of the month.  Just how bad was it to install your steering and contol cables?
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It wasn"t as bad as I thought it was going to be (I was really dreading installing the console and steering). Just go into it with a couple of hours and a few cold ones handy.  And remember, measure twice and cut once.

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