WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

1986 Eliminator Liberty rebuild...

ChrisV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
522
Reaction score
1,169
Added a crossbeam here and this will have a fixed anchor that will keep the boat going forward. Makes it easier to winch on and not guess how much forward or reverse you need to go. Also seeing what happen on the 91 frwy with the wake boat. I rather be safe.
483EB99B-8A9C-44FB-AED2-71A8E34E2785.jpeg

Finally time to disassemble.
EAB1548A-89EB-4820-B51B-4B0E43000C56.jpeg


Ready for powdercoat on Monday. Taking it to Embee in Santa Ana. Finally time to focus on something else.
A53BD246-9A34-46A5-9DEC-34170AD32C87.jpeg
932639A8-9522-47CA-A9EE-9C0994E4DDD8.jpeg
 

Backlash

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
Messages
9,675
Reaction score
15,126
Man this turned out SUPER nice! There are so many cool ideas throughout the entire build! Badass work my friend!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

What color did you decide on, and why powdercoat over paint? Not dogging on your decision, just curious is all. Can you share what Embee quoted you for the PC, and what their turnaround is??
 

ChrisV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
522
Reaction score
1,169
Man this turned out SUPER nice! There are so many cool ideas throughout the entire build! Badass work my friend!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

What color did you decide on, and why powdercoat over paint? Not dogging on your decision, just curious is all. Can you share what Embee quoted you for the PC, and what their turnaround is??
Bright silver to match the interior.

Reason for powdercoat is because it's a one stop shop.

With paint you have to sand blast, shoot primer and then paint. Meaning I would drop it off at the sandblaster, then pick up and drop off at painters. I try to take the least time off work as possible. Powdercoat seems the quickest.

Pricing I'm not too sure yet. I'll let you know tomorrow.
 

ChrisV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
522
Reaction score
1,169
Life was on hold for a week. Got married last Sunday. So had to prep for the wedding last week. No boat content.

A43D36B3-6D0A-45F0-9894-31269CED43E2.jpeg
B362B409-A575-47B8-84D2-54AE34AA7DFA.jpeg


Stopped by embee on Monday. It's all blasted and ready for powder. Hopefully get it by Friday.
615D6E12-D803-44CE-9570-8FB211A1141D.jpeg


Started to work on the midsection. Big cast aluminum piece that's all wavey. I've decided to paint this instead of powdercoat. Only because I can add filler in some certain areas to make it look smooth. Will be painting it with Imron paint.

9B28B9F7-CAE7-4531-A356-24276E5C072E.jpeg


Bought epoxy primer and DuPont Imron.

80B7E900-557C-4299-A8F2-59F70EEEB108.jpeg
 

Roosky01

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2020
Messages
731
Reaction score
2,157
Jesus, I really have enjoyed this thread!

I'm not necessarily speaking for myself, but I'm sure peeps here are looking forward to pics of your bride enjoying the boat...😎
 

Backlash

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
Messages
9,675
Reaction score
15,126
Brother you sure married "Up!" What a gorgeous young lady! πŸ‘πŸ‘ I'm happy for you and wish you both all the best! Congratulations!!
 

ChrisV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
522
Reaction score
1,169
Jesus, I really have enjoyed this thread!

I'm not necessarily speaking for myself, but I'm sure peeps here are looking forward to pics of your bride enjoying the boat...😎
🀣🀣
Congrats on the wedding! Is that her Skyline?

Trailing is coming along nicely πŸ‘ŒπŸ½
Thanks!

it's mine. Or I guess it's hers now too? 🀣
Brother you sure married "Up!" What a gorgeous young lady! πŸ‘πŸ‘ I'm happy for you and wish you both all the best! Congratulations!!
Thanks dude!
 

lenmann

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2013
Messages
1,156
Reaction score
1,776
Nice work on that mid. You sir, have a crazy range of skills. Thanks again for bringing us along.
 

ChrisV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
522
Reaction score
1,169
Nice work on that mid. You sir, have a crazy range of skills. Thanks again for bringing us along.
Thanks man!

I'm just learning as a go. I'm a big go getter.

Only thing I wish is I took more time on this build. Everything is kinda rushed cause I want it done quick. Maybe later on in life when I pick a nicer boat ill take the time and try to do a build like yours. Definitely inspired me.
 

RichL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2017
Messages
1,928
Reaction score
1,781
Life was on hold for a week. Got married last Sunday. So had to prep for the wedding last week. No boat content.

View attachment 1115040 View attachment 1115041

Stopped by embee on Monday. It's all blasted and ready for powder. Hopefully get it by Friday.
View attachment 1115042

Started to work on the midsection. Big cast aluminum piece that's all wavey. I've decided to paint this instead of powdercoat. Only because I can add filler in some certain areas to make it look smooth. Will be painting it with Imron paint.

View attachment 1115043

Bought epoxy primer and DuPont Imron.

View attachment 1115044
Looks like she's worth the hold time.
Thumbs up Sir.
 

ChrisV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
522
Reaction score
1,169
Little more progress today.

Assembled the clamp/trim ram and mounted the motor.

Wing plate is here on Monday for the steering.

This should definitely bring the prop more out of the water. 2" additional set back is also a plus. Can't wait to test it.
1C402703-450A-4718-ADD8-22561D60156E.jpeg
6AF52035-3E9E-4782-BBD1-D901825BED89.jpeg
BA1834D9-E4F0-4879-A325-6E14ACD5E11F.jpeg
5170C8EA-4FEC-46B3-B63C-A33D9F52B5FF.jpeg
CA33A674-5934-413A-86C5-7198E3032DD9.jpeg
566BE6B4-F993-476F-8CF3-FB3BA21F6263.jpeg
 

Backlash

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
Messages
9,675
Reaction score
15,126
Damn that's so badass!! I didn't realize that mid had a built-in setback. You should pick up quite a few MPH with all you've done! As always, your work is AMAZING! πŸ‘
 

HydroSkreamin

StressEliminator
Joined
Jan 12, 2014
Messages
1,907
Reaction score
4,608
Congratulations on your marriage, and keep up the awesome work on your mid and trailer.

Very nice attention to detail, sir!
 
Top