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Offline ford-bldr

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Re: Emerald 1980 Intimidator restoration project
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2023, 04:53:02 PM »
Here's the interior of my Century Arabian.
Not a "Wrappy Around" as the Donzi.
Sexy and cushy though...
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Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

Offline Speedy G

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Re: Emerald 1980 Intimidator restoration project
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2024, 02:30:51 PM »
Hi guys,

I just wanted to say the deed is done... well, for the most part.  Boats are never finished.  Here's some pics of the painted and modified timmy with new white interior.  I also redid all the electrical systems and redid the dash.  I also added a stereo system which is plenty for what I need.  I only have 2 pics, but will link more in a couple of weeks.

Here's a breakdown of the stereo.  I'm limited by the outboard's lazy magneto (like an alternator), but this seems to work well.  The capacitor helps produce the tight bass sound.  It's sufficiently loud and clean:
Kenwood KAC-M1814 amp (4 speaker output)
Kenwood KAC-M3001 subwoofer amp
Planet Audio 2 Farad Capacitor
MTC MUDBTRC bluetooth receiver/remote.

2x Polk DB1042SVC subwoofers
2x Polk DB652 6" Coax speakers
2x Polk DB5252 5" component speakers

The interior is now super roomy.  I've only installed 1 of the two pedestals because I'll be making a copy of the original aluminum pedestal support using a local supplier that does sand casting.  The upholstery is all new.  It looks a little modern, but the materials used were great, open cell foam that does not hold water.  The flooring is just white fiberglass with a non-slip finish.  I had storage compartments made on each side, and even on the back side of the middle seats.

I'll post more info as I become more aware of all the stuff that went into the restoration.


Speedy G

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Offline Glastronjohn18

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Re: Emerald 1980 Intimidator restoration project
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2024, 03:36:50 PM »
Sure looks nice!
'80 CVX 18 - Survivor Class
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