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David
10-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Here's my current single axle trailer...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=288[smg id=288]


The Galaxie will soon be on this dual axle trailer...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2217


The current location of the outside bunks are too far out...
I need to move them in a bit. I've cut the tabs off the trailer already and Steve and I are gonna swap the boat over to this trailer and then locate the tabs for the outside bunks where they need to be...
Either here...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2218
Or here...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2219


I think I like them further out even though on the current trailer they are closer in...
What say you???

wolfie
10-10-2011, 04:01 PM
I would wonder how it going to sit in reference to the chines.

David
10-10-2011, 04:14 PM
On this pic you can see another strake that's a bit further out that I could move to...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=299

justsquirtin
10-10-2011, 04:15 PM
more wood under the motor area i would think

David
10-10-2011, 04:19 PM
more wood under the motor area i would think
Makes sense...

wolfie
10-10-2011, 04:22 PM
The two inner bunks look to be about the distance of the stringers. Not remembering the hull of the boat, but I would think that the location of the 2nd one and maybe in between the 2nd and 3rd picture would be good. Again, I don't remember what your hull looks like so I would discount what I would say in favor of someone that knows what they're talking about!! :biggrin:

David
10-10-2011, 04:32 PM
There's a pic with the ole Panther in there...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=1545

wolfie
10-10-2011, 04:34 PM
Will then, the last picture would be perfect!!! just between the chines!!!

"THE ADVOCATE"
10-10-2011, 08:10 PM
And maybe some hooks on the trailer and some really nice ratchet straps..... :zwhistle:

David
10-10-2011, 08:13 PM
Steve came over and took the Galaxie for one last ride on the single axle trailer over to Negro Bar (a little pond between Folsom Lake and the American River) and I followed with the empty dual axle trailer...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2231

Sitting on the dual axle... Looks crooked but it's not...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2233

Steve also brought his welder over so that we could place the tabs for the bunks but the weather was so crappy that we (me... sissy...) decided to do that a different time.
But he did weld the trailer jack on for me...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2234

David
10-10-2011, 08:15 PM
And maybe some hooks on the trailer and some really nice ratchet straps..... :zwhistle:
Yes them too!!! :) All in time...

David
10-10-2011, 08:24 PM
Thanks a ton for the help today Steve!!!
Coming out in this crappy rainy weather to help me swap these out, welding up the jack, laying out the tabs, and then dropping the trailer off at Doug's so that the Sleekcraft can get loaded up on it and ready to go to Utah...

"THE ADVOCATE"
10-10-2011, 08:29 PM
Awesome. :werd:

wolfie
10-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Mike, Jill, and I thank both of you!!!

David
10-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Mike, Jill, and I thank both of you!!!
No problem my friend...
Wondering how that Sleeks gonna fit on that trailer though... Glad we got this done early so that Doug and I can check that out...
Doug gimme a call when you're ready to drop that Sleek on the trailer and I will give you a hand...

wolfie
10-10-2011, 08:45 PM
You guys are all awesome!!!! Thanks you all!!!

David
10-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Awe schucks quit it you're making me blush!!! :redface:

78_Tahiti
10-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Just trying to do my part. To keep Vintage Jet Boating alive and well! Wherever we go! :zhug:

David
10-10-2011, 08:59 PM
Just trying to do my part. To keep Vintage Jet Boating alive and well! Wherever we go! :zhug:
Dude you do way more than your part!!!

wolfie
10-10-2011, 09:07 PM
Just trying to do my part. To keep Vintage Jet Boating alive and well! Wherever we go! :zhug:
Dude you do way more than your part!!!


He's doing enough for about 20 people!!!!

David
10-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Weather was great today so I did a little more work on the trailer to get it ready for the Galaxie.
This piece of sheet steel needed to be shortened so I removed it. It's just a little too close to the hull...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2235


http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2236

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2237

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2238

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2239

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2240

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2241
Gonna move that channel forward a few inches to give a little more clearance and then remount the eye mount.
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2242
This piece will get cut to fit the new format.
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2243

wolfie
10-11-2011, 06:16 PM
Look at David getting all handing and everything!!!

David
10-11-2011, 06:46 PM
:15_8_200v: :cheers: :15_8_200v: :nana: :15_8_200v:
You guys here on the site set the bar awful high for a schmuck like me to clear!!!
I have to be resourceful to attempt to get close to it!!!

wolfie
10-11-2011, 06:57 PM
Maybe some of the other guys, but not me!! You've seen my junk!!! I barely made it in the last time!!!

Sleek Freak
10-11-2011, 07:35 PM
I'll hold the bar down for ya and post up my trailer tear down and refab pictures. :sign0068:

David
10-11-2011, 07:41 PM
Maybe some of the other guys, but not me!! You've seen my junk!!! I barely made it in the last time!!!
Hey you made it in and floated all weekend!!! I made it in and floated 1/2 the day...!!!



I'll hold the bar down for ya and post up my trailer tear down and refab pictures. :sign0068:
Let's see 'em Sleek!!!

78_Tahiti
10-11-2011, 08:55 PM
Good to see your working on it David! The 2 rear brackets are finished. Do you need a couple 1/2 rings for tie downs? I'll check tomorrow on the fenders. :zwhistle:

David
10-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Good to see your working on it David! The 2 rear brackets are finished. Do you need a couple 1/2 rings for tie downs? I'll check tomorrow on the fenders. :zwhistle:
Awesome thanks man!!! Ya gonna need a place to hook my tie downs... Let me know on the fenders, Friday is payday!!!
Next time you have a free minute (Sun, Mon) maybe we can wrap this up. Too bad we didn't have today's weather yesterday!!!

Sleek Freak
10-11-2011, 10:39 PM
I'll post a few pictures of my junk rebuild tomorrow when its light enough to take a few.

78_Tahiti
10-12-2011, 12:46 AM
Sunday or Monday sounds great! I need the dimensions for the fenders per this diagram!
and it looks like they come in 9" or 10 1/4" widths.

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David
10-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Sunday or Monday sounds great! I need the dimensions for the fenders per this diagram!
and it looks like they come in 9" or 10 1/4" widths.
64" x 17" height could drop by an inch if needed
9" wide would be perfect I think?

wolfie
10-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Steve's drawing looked to be about 3 1/2" x 1" on my computer! :biggrin:

David
10-12-2011, 10:33 AM
booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :banhim:

78_Tahiti
10-12-2011, 01:25 PM
Steve's drawing looked to be about 3 1/2" x 1" on my computer! :biggrin:
We have got to try and find a way for Wolfies laptop to hook up to his big screen TV! :happy2:

fkaracing
10-12-2011, 01:42 PM
Sunday or Monday sounds great! I need the dimensions for the fenders per this diagram!
and it looks like they come in 9" or 10 1/4" widths.
64" x 17" height could drop by an inch if needed
9" wide would be perfect I think?


Ha 9" wide WOULD be perfect, but I don't think SHE would ever be the same after!!! :4_1_72:

David
10-12-2011, 02:14 PM
Sunday or Monday sounds great! I need the dimensions for the fenders per this diagram!
and it looks like they come in 9" or 10 1/4" widths.
64" x 17" height could drop by an inch if needed
9" wide would be perfect I think?


Ha 9" wide WOULD be perfect, but I don't think SHE would ever be the same after!!! :4_1_72:
~T :4_1_72:

wolfie
10-12-2011, 02:21 PM
Boy did this one go sideways!!!! :4_1_72:

David
10-12-2011, 02:22 PM
Boy did this one go sideways!!!! :4_1_72:
What amazed me was you had nothing to do with it either!!! LOL

wolfie
10-12-2011, 02:30 PM
Boy did this one go sideways!!!! :4_1_72:
What amazed me was you had nothing to do with it either!!! LOL


Oh you can bet I was thinking of something in answer to Rory!!!!!!!! :4_1_72:

David
10-12-2011, 02:37 PM
Age thing again huh??? :4_1_72: :nana: :4_1_72:

Sleek Freak
10-12-2011, 06:38 PM
heres my little mess. had to narrow the frame 8" so the sponsions will set down over the trailer frame.
now I will drop cross members down 4" also. I hope this jet will be enough that you guys will let me hang out with ya in the jet group. I'm even redoing the boat :confused-smiley-013:

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78_Tahiti
10-12-2011, 06:54 PM
looks pretty good sleek! You just gonna mount the fenders to the axles?

David
10-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Hey we let wolfie in with his self proclaimed "garbage scow"!!! LOL It's all good Sleek, we have a good time hanging out on the water!!!

Sleek Freak
10-12-2011, 07:25 PM
if you look close axles set behind x members that hold the fenders. they will get welded to the main frame.
everything looks to close to each other but when setting on the floor the springs flatten out and axles are spaced away from fender supports.

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78_Tahiti
10-13-2011, 12:30 AM
I see, I like the fenders mounted to frame as well! Only ever seen 2 trailers where the fenders were tied to the axles, really wierd watching it on the road, LOL!

77GT
10-13-2011, 06:09 AM
heres my little mess. had to narrow the frame 8" so the sponsions will set down over the trailer frame.
now I will drop cross members down 4" also. I hope this jet will be enough that you guys will let me hang out with ya in the jet group. I'm even redoing the boat :confused-smiley-013:


I see that you have a "Green" energy source in your garage.

78_Tahiti
10-13-2011, 10:36 AM
heres my little mess. had to narrow the frame 8" so the sponsions will set down over the trailer frame.
now I will drop cross members down 4" also. I hope this jet will be enough that you guys will let me hang out with ya in the jet group. I'm even redoing the boat :confused-smiley-013:


I see that you have a "Green" energy source in your garage.
LOL! My MIL (mother in law) would kill for that windmill 4 her backyard! :4_1_72:

fkaracing
10-13-2011, 10:58 AM
Looking GOOD Sleek! You don't have to have a JET to hang with us on the Water, hell my Jet looks confused next to Kreg and David. Mine thinks it's a Roll Bar Boat :4_1_72: But the ROOST quickly brings it back to reality :cheers:

David
10-13-2011, 11:02 AM
And now back to your regular scheduled thread...!!! ~T :biggrin: :nana:


Hey Steve did you find out anything on those fenders?

wolfie
10-13-2011, 11:44 AM
And now back to your regular scheduled thread...!!! ~T :biggrin: :nana:



And it wasn't even me this time!!! :4_1_72: :nana:

78_Tahiti
10-13-2011, 04:01 PM
Hey Steve did you find out anything on those fenders?

Yep! :)





Oh! How much? My cost is so cheap! I'll have to call you! :biggrin:

David
10-13-2011, 04:29 PM
Thanks Steve... Will be great on Sun or Monday to change those out and get that boat secured too...

Go ahead and send me over my invoice so I know what my IOU is up to!!! Not for the fenders but for you!!!

wolfie
10-13-2011, 04:39 PM
Thanks Steve... Will be great on Sun or Monday to change those out and get that boat secured too...

Go ahead and send me over my invoice so I know what my IOU is up to!!! Not for the fenders but for you!!!


Like my brother use to always tell me, "It's better to owe it to you than cheat you out of it!!!"

David
10-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks Steve... Will be great on Sun or Monday to change those out and get that boat secured too...

Go ahead and send me over my invoice so I know what my IOU is up to!!! Not for the fenders but for you!!!


Like my brother use to always tell me, "It's better to owe it to you than cheat you out of it!!!"
Amen!!!

Sleek Freak
10-13-2011, 06:33 PM
I see that you have a "Green" energy source in your garage.
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why is it everytime I build something someone makes fun of my powerplant ? this time I one up everyone and go green and I get made fun of still..... I give up. :4_12_2:

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"THE ADVOCATE"
10-13-2011, 07:21 PM
I see that you have a "Green" energy source in your garage.




why is it everytime I build something someone makes fun of my powerplant ? this time I one up everyone and go green and I get made fun of still..... I give up. :4_12_2:
[/quote]Actually Sleek was fabbing up a surface drive "mud buddy" wacker for Steves streaker. It was going to be a present from the NUTTZ. :zhug:

wolfie
10-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Now I thought you said that you were hooking up the drive to a u-joint to a prop shaft and you were going to make Steve's Streaker wind powered?

77GT
10-14-2011, 06:55 AM
Rotating airfoils rather than a sail. Richard Branson would be proud of you.

David
10-14-2011, 11:36 AM
Sunday or Monday sounds great! I need the dimensions for the fenders per this diagram!
and it looks like they come in 9" or 10 1/4" widths.
Hey Steve, are the fenders that you're getting like the ones pictured with the tear drop?

78_Tahiti
10-14-2011, 11:46 AM
Sunday or Monday sounds great! I need the dimensions for the fenders per this diagram!
and it looks like they come in 9" or 10 1/4" widths.
Hey Steve, are the fenders that you're getting like the ones pictured with the tear drop?

I do NOT think so! I will and see! Did you want the tear drop ones?

David
10-14-2011, 11:55 AM
If they're not too much more those are cool looking...
Otherwise the regular one are cool too...

78_Tahiti
10-14-2011, 01:02 PM
If they're not too much more those are cool looking...
Otherwise the regular one are cool too...

It costs $20 more a piece for the teardrop version! They are kool, but I don't think they are that kool! I'll pick up a pair on my way to work!

David
10-14-2011, 01:08 PM
Thanks again dude!!!

78_Tahiti
10-14-2011, 06:05 PM
No problem! I can get a great buy on flat top, 10" wide by 68" long by 17" high tandem axle 14 ga. steel trailer fenders for $40 a copy! best for local pick up! If anyone local needs them let me know!

David
10-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Those 68" are too long unless we whack 'em and shorten' 'em.
I think we'll need to take like3.5" out of the center unless they have shorter ones?

David
10-14-2011, 08:10 PM
New fenders...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2246

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2247

These will look WAY BETTER!!!
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2248

78_Tahiti
10-14-2011, 11:22 PM
We'll just cutout the steps for them! much easier! Those are the shortest ones they carry, unless you wanted the round tops, and the shortest those are is 66" :)

wolfie
10-15-2011, 12:48 AM
They look good, guys!

David
10-15-2011, 08:33 AM
We'll just cutout the steps for them! much easier! Those are the shortest ones they carry, unless you wanted the round tops, and the shortest those are is 66" :)
I know I'm a pain in the arse!!! I'm chopping them in the middle and shortening... The gap at both ends would be huge and look funny...
I'll get them all set up, lined up and ready... OKAY? :zhug:

David
10-17-2011, 01:33 AM
Well I was wrong and boy am I glad I didn't start chopping those fenders up!!!
With a little persuasion their size got a little smaller!!!

Here's what it looked like when I backed into Steve's driveway...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2252

And then after the new fender installed...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2258

http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2256

Straight too!!!
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2255

Steve also added two tie down hooks for me...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2261
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2262
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2263

One thing I failed to get pictures of is the two new bunks...
I took two off the old yellow trailer + the mounts and Steve welded those in place as well...
Also failed to get pictures of the nose mount... Will get these up tomorrow... I mean today!!! Can't believe I'm still awake at 12:30am!!!
Been playing with my new iphone...

78_Tahiti
10-17-2011, 03:08 AM
Heres a couple I took!

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww115/SmacTek/Davids%20PMS%202010/skinnyfenders.jpg

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww115/SmacTek/Davids%20PMS%202010/fenderless.jpg

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww115/SmacTek/Davids%20PMS%202010/fatfenders.jpg

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww115/SmacTek/Davids%20PMS%202010/f_b_hooks.jpg

It actually came out pretty good! Nit bad for an afternoon of "out with the old & In with the new" :yesnod:

David
10-17-2011, 08:14 AM
Hey I kinda like that rustic no fender look!!! :)

You did an awesome job on that Steve thanks a ton. Thanks to Deb too for letting me have you for the afternoon... (DAY!!!)

77GT
10-17-2011, 08:26 AM
Are you going to close in the boat side of the fenders?

What will you use?

Are you new fenders SS or do you need to paint them?

They do look a whole lot better than the old ones.

David
10-17-2011, 08:38 AM
Are you going to close in the boat side of the fenders?

What will you use?

Are you new fenders SS or do you need to paint them?

They do look a whole lot better than the old ones.





Yes
Plywood: Carpet on boat side and painted on fender side...
Not SS, I will rattle can them until I can afford to have the boat off and professionally done.
Thanks, I agree 100%

78_Tahiti
10-17-2011, 06:36 PM
and I quote "One thing I failed to get pictures of is the two new bunks...
I took two off the old yellow trailer + the mounts and Steve welded those in place as well...
Also failed to get pictures of the nose mount... Will get these up tomorrow... I mean today!!! " Did I miss them? :confused-smiley-013: Maybe I just replied to soon! :redface:

David
10-17-2011, 07:47 PM
and I quote "One thing I failed to get pictures of is the two new bunks...
I took two off the old yellow trailer + the mounts and Steve welded those in place as well...
Also failed to get pictures of the nose mount... Will get these up tomorrow... I mean today!!! " Did I miss them? :confused-smiley-013: Maybe I just replied to soon! :redface:
Been grinding and getting that panel fitted behind the tongue...
Oh and playing with my iPhone!!! :biggrin:
Forgot again and now it's dark out... :confused-smiley-013:

454 blue boat
10-17-2011, 09:46 PM
wow looks real nice there.I haven't been able to follow this trend been busy with a pontoon house boat I just got , been tearing it down to redo it all .I really like what you did.But just one thing it dosent look like you made them removable WY not its alot easier to do.No biggy they do look nice .Steve would you cheeck to see what price you can get the stainless for in the 10s wide ,I want to change Ming .I can just unbolt them and re bolt them back on.

David
10-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Didn't even think about just bolting them on Scott, probably would have been a lot more work though I'm thinking?

78_Tahiti
10-18-2011, 12:31 AM
Its a little bit more work, Just have to make 2 brackets below the side steps. Some leave it at that, I always make a center support bracket as well (between the wheels) under the top of the fender. It adds a margin of safety & protection for the fenders if someone fairly heavy stands on one! I'll call tomorrow Scott, see how much stainless, how long are your fenders (accross the bottom) 68" or 72" or 76"? I'll check with my supplier. Not sure if they sell stainless or not. These are nice though!
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/Boat-Trailer-Fenders-Pair-Polished-Stainless-Steel-9-x-66-in_p_128.html

wolfie
10-18-2011, 12:33 AM
Those things are looking good!!!

77GT
10-18-2011, 04:47 AM
wow looks real nice there.I haven't been able to follow this trend been busy with a pontoon house boat I just got , been tearing it down to redo it all .I really like what you did.But just one thing it dosent look like you made them removable WY not its alot easier to do.No biggy they do look nice .Steve would you cheeck to see what price you can get the stainless for in the 10s wide ,I want to change Ming .I can just unbolt them and re bolt them back on.


Pontoon House Boat?

Where is the build thread?

Are you going to make it go 100 mph?

People want to know.

454 blue boat
10-18-2011, 09:25 AM
[quote=454 blue boat link=topic=1109.msg13598#msg13598 date=1318909594]
wow looks real nice there.I haven't been able to follow this trend been busy with a pontoon house boat I just got , been tearing it down to redo it all .I really like what you did.But just one thing it dosent look like you made them removable WY not its alot easier to do.No biggy they do look nice .Steve would you cheeck to see what price you can get the stainless for in the 10s wide ,I want to change Ming .I can just unbolt them and re bolt them back on.


Pontoon House Boat?

Where is the build thread?

Are you going to make it go 100 mph?

People want to know.


I will post some pics of it now its cleaned up a bit and show pics of the chage that im doing to it too.It needs a new floor in it and Im going to instill a motorhome stove& oven and frig and sink.I show it as I go .I just remove all the interior yesterday and now I need to remove the sides and the cabin to get to the floor.


Steve on making thoses fender be removable its real easy.One of the things I learned from bill was all you had to do was on the finders that were already there cut off at the top side of the finders obove the steps and under the bottom side too cut even so it didnt hang down low to see it and use the old fender metal to bolt the new ones on .Hope that makes since .I watched bill do it and it was easy. then he used the straight flat part of the old fender about 6" of it and welded a post to it to install it in the middle of the fender for a brace so the middle was strong

78_Tahiti
10-18-2011, 10:31 AM
Yep! thats the easiest & strongest way I have found to support them as well! :yesnod:

David
10-18-2011, 06:21 PM
So I cut these off the old yellow single axle trailer and Steve welded these up.
Set them on top of the frame rail instead of the edge like the stock ones. More strength I would think?
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2267


http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2268


Put a little rattle can yellow on one of the fenders today. This is gonna look nice once she's all painted up "Jello"


http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2269


http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2270

78_Tahiti
10-19-2011, 01:47 AM
Thats gonna look great david! For kind of an econo trailer upgrade, it should perform very well with your Galaxie between its fenders.

David
10-19-2011, 08:09 AM
Thats gonna look great david! For kind of an econo trailer upgrade, it should perform very well with your Galaxie between its fenders.
Thanks sir... Economy on parts but the labor is priceless!!!

wolfie
10-19-2011, 09:34 AM
Thats gonna look great david! For kind of an econo trailer upgrade, it should perform very well with your Galaxie between its fenders.
Thanks sir... Economy on parts but the labor is priceless!!!


The price of labor paid in friendship!!!! The best payment!!!

David
10-25-2011, 03:21 PM
Took some steel wool to the chrome wheels...
Man that's tough on these hands!!!
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2296

After
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2295

wolfie
10-25-2011, 03:48 PM
Looking good, David!!! Get some Blue Magic Metal Polish!!! That'll help clean them up as well!!!

David
10-25-2011, 04:02 PM
I will look for that... I wonder if my polish for my Harley headers would help?

wolfie
10-25-2011, 04:05 PM
Probably. Just have to be careful not to polish through the chrome into the nickle.

77GT
10-25-2011, 05:16 PM
I will look for that... I wonder if my polish for my Harley headers would help?


Your polish should help. Harley chrome and Ford? chrome, shouldn't matter.

"THE ADVOCATE"
10-25-2011, 07:56 PM
Took some steel wool to the chrome wheels...
Man that's tough on these hands!!!
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2296

After
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2295
I paid Madison $20 bucks to sit out with the scrub brush and the hose for all four! :nana: Then just hit the wheels and the moons with mothers. Best luck I have had with polishing yet and those wheels were in bad taste. :sign0068:

David
10-30-2011, 05:48 PM
Been working on the fender pads today so that I have them ready for Rich to do his magic upholstery work on...


Got the shape done, this will be the side visible from the wheel side. It's a cherry veneer, should look nice.
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2308


This side will be covered with 1" foam that will be sealed in plastic to keep it dry.
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2309


I rounded the edges so that there are less sharp edges to hurt the vinyl. Thanks Bill for the tip and Rich confirmed that was the way to do it as well.
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2312


I put stainless carriage bolts in that will be just inside the lip of the fender so that I don't need to drill holes in the fenders. I will use fender washers with a lock washer to hold them is.
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2313

wolfie
10-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Looking good! That's one of my next (of about 30) projects on my boat/trailer!

78_Tahiti
10-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Just one more thought on mounting your inner panels, If you use a jam nut (thin nut) to hold the carriage bolt tight in the panel, then use a fender washer, lock washer, and nut. The carriage bolts wont oval out the holes in the wodd, should they ever come loose, and they do! Just a thought for ya!

David
10-30-2011, 09:59 PM
Just one more thought on mounting your inner panels, If you use a jam nut (thin nut) to hold the carriage bolt tight in the panel, then use a fender washer, lock washer, and nut. The carriage bolts wont oval out the holes in the wodd, should they ever come loose, and they do! Just a thought for ya!
Taking suggestion under advisement and will consider if space allows... :Orcish:

David
11-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Got moons!!!

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/27a1d0d9.jpg

David
11-01-2011, 07:59 PM
Got the SMAC engineering bow attachment painted and installed today too...
http://archive.vintagejetboats.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2314

wolfie
11-01-2011, 08:06 PM
What??? No Chrome????

78_Tahiti
11-01-2011, 08:09 PM
That looks good David! I Like Bills Idea! I'm going to make a stainless version to put on my bow support as well! Since my bow arm is 3 foot 1/2" X 3" picec of stainless, its only appropriate! :biggrin:

David
11-01-2011, 08:17 PM
What??? No Chrome????
That's a thought... Nah... It will be powder coated yellow too... :)

77GT
11-01-2011, 08:28 PM
Got moons!!!

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/27a1d0d9.jpg


The moons look good.

Your rattle can paint job came out good.

Keep up the good work.

David
11-01-2011, 08:38 PM
I like those moons... Now I need to find some for my Chevy too!!! :)
Thanks man... Rattle can is just to keep the rust from settling in... Getting powder coated in Jan or Feb while the boat is off the trailer...

wolfie
11-02-2011, 01:03 AM
Baby Moons look perfect on it!!! Great choice!!!

fkaracing
11-02-2011, 07:42 AM
Looking GOOD David, keep up the good work, and SMAC industries is pumping out some sweet Fab Jobs :15_8_200v:

454 blue boat
11-02-2011, 11:58 AM
looking real good David look out guys hes moving up the ladder guys fast LOL

David
11-02-2011, 12:08 PM
looking real good David look out guys hes moving up the ladder guys fast LOL
It's amazing what you can do for little $$ when you have great people to help you out like Steve and Bill over at Southwind Hot Boats.
These two guys have helped me to get this boat from nothing to something in a short amount of time...
This winter when she gets flipped over and the bottom tuned up by Bill (and me if I'm allowed to help) I expect improved handling and speed too!!!

David
11-11-2011, 05:39 PM
Got a new drop hitch today, if you saw the pics that Steve took at Berryessa (I can't seem to find it on my own site) of my boat the tongue was a tad bit high.
Looks like it's riding pretty level now...

9452

wolfie
11-11-2011, 05:51 PM
Like this one?

9453

David
11-11-2011, 05:53 PM
Smart A!!! YES!!! LOL

wolfie
11-11-2011, 05:57 PM
Smart A!!! YES!!! LOL


Just here to help out, brotherman!!! :biggrin:

Sleek Freak
11-11-2011, 06:13 PM
looks like you found the sweet spot on your trailer stance. I like it. :yesnod:

David
11-11-2011, 06:16 PM
looks like you found the sweet spot on your trailer stance. I like it. :yesnod:
I think it could stand to be 1" lower in front... But it looks way better than the pic that wolfie put up...

wolfie
11-11-2011, 06:30 PM
looks like you found the sweet spot on your trailer stance. I like it. :yesnod:
I think it could stand to be 1" lower in front... But it looks way better than the pic that wolfie put up...


Don't be blaming the photographer!!! :eusasmiles: probably the parking job!!! :biggrin:

David
11-11-2011, 06:38 PM
I'm sure it was the parking lot!!! LOL

t8ersalad
11-11-2011, 06:40 PM
looks like you found the sweet spot on your trailer stance. I like it. :yesnod:
I think it could stand to be 1" lower in front... But it looks way better than the pic that wolfie put up...

The bubble looks like it's in the center to me David. :drv:

wolfie
11-11-2011, 06:48 PM
I think it looks real good David. I think you've hit the spot!

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-11-2011, 07:14 PM
As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:

wolfie
11-11-2011, 07:23 PM
As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:


This coming from a guy whose boat is still gender neutral because his engine has been sitting on the floor for the last year!!!

David
11-11-2011, 07:37 PM
As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:
It will change one day... The one in the back will be a Chevy!!! Maybe not this one but, one will be a Chevy in the back!!! Mark my words young man!!! :MattMan_foshizzle:

wolfie
11-11-2011, 07:41 PM
I think you may need to make me a moderator to counteract Jason!!!

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-11-2011, 07:42 PM
As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:
It will change one day... The one in the back will be a Chevy!!! Maybe not this one but, one will be a Chevy in the back!!! Mark my words young man!!! :MattMan_foshizzle:
Dont be spittin that jive man...dont need to hear dat!

David
11-11-2011, 07:44 PM
I think you may need to make me a moderator to counteract Jason!!!
We just need to get him back on his meds... hehehehe







As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:
It will change one day... The one in the back will be a Chevy!!! Maybe not this one but, one will be a Chevy in the back!!! Mark my words young man!!! :MattMan_foshizzle:
Dont be spittin that jive man...dont need to hear dat!
I don't know what it means but it looked funny... Did I say a bad word there? :4_12_2:

wolfie
11-11-2011, 07:47 PM
I think that's his problem, he's never been on his meds!!! :4_1_72:

David
11-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Liquid meds!!! Same as me... Same as most of us!!! LOL

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-11-2011, 07:53 PM
I think you may need to make me a moderator to counteract Jason!!!
We just need to get him back on his meds... hehehehe







As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:
It will change one day... The one in the back will be a Chevy!!! Maybe not this one but, one will be a Chevy in the back!!! Mark my words young man!!! :MattMan_foshizzle:
Dont be spittin that jive man...dont need to hear dat!
I don't know what it means but it looked funny... Did I say a bad word there? :4_12_2:


I think that's his problem, he's never been on his meds!!! :4_1_72:
Never been off my meds....fools trippen. :werd:

David
11-11-2011, 08:06 PM
hehehe

wolfie
11-11-2011, 08:08 PM
I think you may need to make me a moderator to counteract Jason!!!
We just need to get him back on his meds... hehehehe







As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:
It will change one day... The one in the back will be a Chevy!!! Maybe not this one but, one will be a Chevy in the back!!! Mark my words young man!!! :MattMan_foshizzle:
Dont be spittin that jive man...dont need to hear dat!
I don't know what it means but it looked funny... Did I say a bad word there? :4_12_2:


I think that's his problem, he's never been on his meds!!! :4_1_72:
Never been off my meds....fools trippen. :werd:



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:biggrin:

David
11-11-2011, 08:20 PM
I think you may need to make me a moderator to counteract Jason!!!
We just need to get him back on his meds... hehehehe







As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:
It will change one day... The one in the back will be a Chevy!!! Maybe not this one but, one will be a Chevy in the back!!! Mark my words young man!!! :MattMan_foshizzle:
Dont be spittin that jive man...dont need to hear dat!
I don't know what it means but it looked funny... Did I say a bad word there? :4_12_2:


I think that's his problem, he's never been on his meds!!! :4_1_72:
Never been off my meds....fools trippen. :werd:



:BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign: :BigSign:








:biggrin:
~T

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-11-2011, 08:47 PM
That is a very nice looking trailer! What is the tongue weight to the tow vehicle vs. the single axle trailer? Hope you have many enjoyable hours with the new set up! :nana:

David
11-11-2011, 09:00 PM
That is a very nice looking trailer! What is the tongue weight to the tow vehicle vs. the single axle trailer? Hope you have many enjoyable hours with the new set up! :nana:
All these comedians out of work and we have the Jason & Dave show!!! :4_1_72:

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-11-2011, 09:16 PM
That is a very nice looking trailer! What is the tongue weight to the tow vehicle vs. the single axle trailer? Hope you have many enjoyable hours with the new set up! :nana:
All these comedians out of work and we have the Jason & Dave show!!! :4_1_72:
Well at least answer the question! I am wondering. That single axle had a very small sweet spot for backing up!

David
11-11-2011, 09:19 PM
I haven't noticed any change in the handling when backing up. Tongue weight is real close to what is was with the single axle....

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-11-2011, 09:32 PM
I haven't noticed any change in the handling when backing up. Tongue weight is real close to what is was with the single axle....
Well then, at least its longer!!!!!

David
11-11-2011, 09:35 PM
I haven't noticed any change in the handling when backing up. Tongue weight is real close to what is was with the single axle....
Well then, at least its longer!!!!!
And takes rougher roads smoother too...

wolfie
11-11-2011, 09:35 PM
The longer tandem should be a lot easier to back.

David
11-11-2011, 09:42 PM
The longer tandem should be a lot easier to back.
When you have backing talent of my caliber it just doesn't matter... :rockwoot:

wolfie
11-11-2011, 09:49 PM
The longer tandem should be a lot easier to back.
When you have backing talent of my caliber it just doesn't matter... :rockwoot:


:bs:


:biggrin:

David
11-11-2011, 09:57 PM
:4_12_2:





The longer tandem should be a lot easier to back.
When you have backing talent of my caliber it just doesn't matter... :rockwoot:


:bs:


:biggrin:
Hey now you saw me squeeze that trailer through the gate without touching a thing... :4_12_2: :drv:

wolfie
11-11-2011, 10:06 PM
See, longer tandem trailer!! :biggrin:

78_Tahiti
11-12-2011, 11:49 AM
As a moderator of this site...that is one of the few exceptions when a pic of a chevy towing a Ford will be tolerated. :werd:


This coming from a guy whose boat is still gender neutral because his engine has been sitting on the floor for the last year!!!
I think Jason doesn't want to bruise all the cheby owners ego's right away! Its hard to be modest when you have big ford power on tap! :nana:

"THE ADVOCATE"
11-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Thanks Steve. Modesty is a virtue. :rooster:

David
12-05-2011, 05:36 PM
Received my LED marker lights today... They were like $6 each from this guy on Ebay...
3/4" high x 1 3/8" wide... Nice and small...
They don't quite cover the existing holes though. Need to make a back plate or weld up the holes a little.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/9c63be5e.jpg

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/94b35f2d.jpg

wolfie
12-05-2011, 05:43 PM
NICE!!! Now all those drunks running behind you can see to target the back of the trailer better! :biggrin:

David
12-05-2011, 05:47 PM
That reminds me... I need to get in touch with Cy to see what's up with those reverse bucket decals...

78_Tahiti
12-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Thats an excellent Idea!

wolfie
12-05-2011, 05:53 PM
That reminds me... I need to get in touch with Cy to see what's up with those reverse bucket decals...


Are you calling Cy a drunk or the fact we need reflective buckets to keep the drunks off the transom that reminded you of him? I don't think he's a drunk!!!

:biggrin:

David
12-05-2011, 05:56 PM
That reminds me... I need to get in touch with Cy to see what's up with those reverse bucket decals...


Are you calling Cy a drunk or the fact we need reflective buckets to keep the drunks off the transom that reminded you of him? I don't think he's a drunk!!!

:biggrin:
The latter comment... LOL

David
12-27-2011, 04:24 PM
When I was up at Rich's (my nephew) shop last week I noticed he still had his 120 volt wire feed welder with argon...
I was like dude?!?!?! Can I borrow that? So I loaded it up because I've bugged Steve so many times to weld stuff up for me I figured I'd tackle this "little" fix myself...

This is the existing hole in my trailer for lights...
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/eb72d23c.jpg

I bought some new LED's off ebay and they are a bit smaller than these holes.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/d95afbcc.jpg

Pretty welds there huh?
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/71ffbd3a.jpg

Better after hitting it with the grinder...
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/ed1c7d68.jpg

A little paint and VOILA!!!
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/a13a8465.jpg

thompy
12-27-2011, 04:38 PM
welds like that I reffer too a cabbage. but you got it done

t8ersalad
12-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Tadah!!! :party0019:

David
12-27-2011, 06:14 PM
welds like that I reffer too a cabbage. but you got it done
Ya baby... I think I'm low on argon...



Tadah!!! :party0019:
Amen brother...

78_Tahiti
12-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Ummmmm....David, its really no problem welding up stuff for ya. Prolly save in the long run from buying so many grinding discs! If you want to chip in on the next bottle of gold gas. I'll give you an hours worth of welding free! :biggrin:

David
12-27-2011, 07:53 PM
LOL. You're probably right on the grinding wheels. I have 4 more holes to fix up. When ever you're ready. :)

78_Tahiti
12-28-2011, 12:54 AM
You need them done before Sunday? If so, I open Thursday, could prolly stuff it in after work, like 5 or 6. Let Me know!

David
12-28-2011, 01:32 AM
No no. Not that big a deal.

78_Tahiti
12-28-2011, 01:39 AM
No no. Not that big a deal.
Oh, OK then, no rush! LOL!

David
12-28-2011, 03:12 PM
I got the two on the rear installed and wired so at least I can see when backing thru the gate at night...
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/dsantana3/e0b82062.jpg

Now I can wait for the "real" welder guy... :rockwoot:

78_Tahiti
12-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Those LED's look pretty bright!

wolfie
12-29-2011, 10:43 AM
Lookin' Gooood!!!

David
12-29-2011, 11:02 AM
Those LED's look pretty bright!
I thought so too!!!



Lookin' Gooood!!!
Thanks man...