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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2020, 09:08:04 PM »
Some more pics
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2020, 10:12:58 PM »
Looking good!
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2020, 11:56:23 AM »
Looks VERY good !

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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2020, 07:35:08 PM »
Hey thanks guys! Glad to start working on other parts of the boat now, reattaching those flanges took a such long time haha
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2020, 08:38:28 PM »
Got a little bit of work done tonight. Screwed the plywood panels together and put them in place with thickened resin, tomorrow I will hopefully be able to cover it with 1.5oz csm on both sides.

Since I had the mallory distributor and it turned out so nice, I decided to get a matching mallory ignition coil as well:)

I have some more photos, but is anyone else having problems with posting photos? I keep trying but every time I get an error where the window just goes blank and it never actually posts anything...
It only doesn't work when I attach a photo
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2020, 09:08:34 PM »
Photo's taken with phones can be 3 to 6 megs. Server times out if you post a few at a time.
Can you reduce the size of them ?
Or post one picture per post, then do a reply and post another one.
Keep up the good work and sorry for the hassle ..

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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2020, 06:11:23 AM »
Ahh makes sense, most of my photos are around 10mb, I'll reduce the size and try again when I get home.

Thanks!
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2020, 08:39:58 PM »
Some More Pics
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2020, 08:46:22 PM »
Finally received my new starboard exhaust riser today. All the exhaust pieces are replaced now. Tomorrow I plan on doing to some more glass work, wasn't feeling it tonight haha

I also figured out why my photos weren't uploading, on apple devices the default image format is .heic, I forgot to convert to jpeg whoops haha All good now!
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2020, 07:45:05 PM »
Got two layers of 1.5oz csm down on both sides tonight.

Also got some 5ft battery cables, the ones I had before were to short to make it to the other side where the battery is, 1/0 AWG.
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2020, 11:56:41 PM »
Just a little more assistance...if you have the Tapatalk app installed, it'll upload whatever size you've got, and automatically downsize/resize to make them fit. 
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2020, 07:06:28 PM »
Hey thanks for the tip! I downloaded the app and it will make it much easier to attach photos!
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2020, 09:10:52 PM »
It's been a long two weeks, going through a move and work has been busy, but I was able to get some good progress on the boat. As far as the engine is concerned I installed the mallory distributor and ignition coil, just wanted to see how it looked, I bought a new starter motor, gear reduction style which is so much lighter than that old boat anchor ford one haha. I ordered a new windshield from UPD, should be ready by the end of June.

I finished boxing in the stern on both sides, it was quite an involved process making the patterns for those pieces, so many angles...I plan to fill them up partially with foam for some safety flotation. I cut out some holes in the panels for the cables, hoses, etc to come through.

I have both of the original vent louvres that go on each side, they are pretty rough though and the plating is peeling off one of them... I considered having them re-chromed but the quote I got was way to expensive for what they are, I also tried finding a used pair online but they seem to be super rare. After talking with my dad about it for a while I set sights on recreating the same vents but in stainless steel. I drew the vent in solidworks as a flattened out pattern, I found a company that does quick turnaround sheet metal laser cutting for a very nice price so I decided to give it a try. I am using 18ga 304L stainless sheet. I have access to a tig welder(and someone who is experienced at welding haha) and a sheet metal brake so I should be all set, will update with progress on  that one, I just feel like stainless is what they should have used from the factory...

I received my gauge set and switches, still waiting on the ignition switch which was backordered...

Also I ordered a pound of metal flake for the gelcoat, its from rothmetalflake and the color is "voodoo bloo". This will probably disappoint the guys who like the more traditional glastron gelcoat pattern, but I decided on a completely different color scheme:) The plan is to have a stripe of the blue that follows the lines of the current white/blue transition, and then the rest will be black, probably unconventional but I think it will be pretty sharp, see my rather terrible attempt at editing a photo below for the concept:)

Anyways I hope everyone is staying safe:)
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2020, 09:12:16 PM »
Some more pics
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2020, 09:12:46 PM »
Some more pics
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2020, 09:13:21 PM »
Some more pics
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2020, 09:13:54 PM »
Some more pics
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2020, 09:16:04 PM »
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2020, 09:18:02 PM »
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Re: Project Carla: 74' CV-16SS Restoration
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2020, 09:19:40 PM »
It's amazing how much the addition of those panels stiffened up the cap, I'm not so nervous about them flexing now.

Time to focus on the ski locker and fuel tank shelf! After that its time to prep for gelcoat!
Andrew
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