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1965 Glasspar restomod

rush1

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So I've been rebuilding a 1965 glasspar avalon for a customer, the first one of these I did was for my brother in law which was a 1960 glasspar citation IMG_8861.jpg
So from doing that boat I got the referral to do this boat
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Pretty rough but all there.
 

rush1

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So I tore the boat down and removed the cable and pulley steering and stripped the boat down to bare hull.
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From there I had to flip the boat over and repair the crack in the bottom of the hull and repair the transom
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Enough of the transom on to the keel
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So after all of the repairs on the glass it was time for paint
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Also had to build a new to him trailer ( the original trailer was a death trap).
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The original trailer and the new trailer
Now it was time to fabricate the interior and mount the 2001 Suzuki 4 stroke fuel injected engine I picked up used for the boat.
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Now it was time for paint and final assembly.
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My buddy Jeff helped me every step of the way, Thank you Jeff.
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The seats were purchased from overtons while the side panels I made and upholstered my self.
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I painted the 2001 Suzuki black and had 1965 Mercury decals made for a 50 hp engine which is what the Suzuki engine is, I think it makes it look a little more period correct.
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Jay at OC boat windows made the new windshield and he hit it out of the park with it the windshield is perfect and bolted right on with no issues.
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Had gatorstep make the teek flooring and it came out perfect ,all and all I think it turned out pretty cool and the customer is in love with it.
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lenmann

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That little boat came out great and you make it look easy.

What do you think the total investment is as she sits now?
 

rush1

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That little boat came out great and you make it look easy.

What do you think the total investment is as she sits now?
$14600 in parts including the price of the trailer and all of the materials ,plus my labor of $7500
 

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Nice job! That would be cool to cruise Newport Beach Bay or the channel at the river.
 

BorisGlasspar

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Hi there! I stumbled across this forum because the bad ass 65 Avalon you did cane through the Google search. I just picked up a 64 Avalon, my first boat ever. Planning on resto modding it as well. Just got it running and taking her out on Elsinore tomorrow lunchtime, for a few hot laps. I would love to pick your brain for some advice. Please let me know if that’s ok with you. Thanks, Boris. 408-479-0753.
 
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