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Offline awc105

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Hello from Michigan!
« on: April 16, 2020, 06:39:41 PM »
Hi, I'm Andrew from Kalamazoo Michigan! I've been lurking around for a while, but finally decided to come out of the shadows. Last summer I bought a 74' CV-16SS off craigslist for $400. This will be my second boat restoration, but first Glastron. It was an all day trip to the Indiana/Kentucky border to get it. When I got it it was already pretty rough and somewhat disassembled. I have no original interior pieces, seats, etc... although I do have the dash (which is pretty badly mangled with cracks), and the engine cover (which I probably won't need). The boat appears to have sat outside in the sun for a very long time since pretty much everything is UV damaged, even the metal flake blue has faded significantly. Since then I have been making some pretty consistent progress, I gutted it to a bare hull, I have a new transom, bilge, motor mounts, and deck installed. Planning on re-gelcoating it once all the fiberglass work is done, not sure if I want to stick with factory colors or not. I plan on starting a restoration thread soon once I can get all the pictures off my phone... I decided to convert it to a V8 engine, not because it's practical, but because...well...because haha Hoping to try my luck at molding a bigger engine cover eventually. Anyways see you around the forum!

Andrew
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Offline carlsoncvx18

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Re: Hello from Michigan!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 06:54:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum Andrew.

Looking forward to pictures and watching your restoration..
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Offline Hyperacme

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Re: Hello from Michigan!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 08:59:31 PM »
Welcome to the forum Andrew !
There are two CV16SS restores going on now .. Guess with your it three now !
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Offline dorelse

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Re: Hello from Michigan!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 10:24:20 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Michigan!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 10:57:24 PM »
Welcome from Alberta, Canada
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Offline thedeuceman

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Re: Hello from Michigan!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 11:02:26 AM »
Welcome, glad you joined us.
Itís going to be great to see another Cv16 restoration and the V8 conversion sounds awesome.
Have you decided what youíre doing for power ?


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Offline awc105

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Re: Hello from Michigan!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 07:35:12 PM »
Thanks all for the warm welcome!

I saw all these CV16s on here right now and wanted to join in on the fun!

I plan to put a period correct 888 system in it:)
Andrew
1974 CV-16SS Restoration