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  1. MonkeyButt70

    MonkeyButt70 Active Member

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    I just acquired this NOS 1976 Kindsvater 19' Flatbottom from a friend. It was ordered about 44 years ago and was delivered and then sat in a warehouse and never rigged. My plan is to build this as if it was built in 1976 with just a few minor updates mechanically. I have virgin 354 Hemi that I will rebuild NA with either Hillborn injectors or dual carb, original Nicson parts, transom through exhaust, forward and rear bench seats, Casale V-drive, hidden stereo (have to have music on my boat).Looking to make it a honest 60-70MPH river/ski boat for the family to enjoy. Planning on having it ready for next season. I will update the build process as I go. IMG_3783.jpeg IMG_3784.jpeg IMG_3785.jpeg IMG_3786.jpeg IMG_3787.jpeg IMG_3782.jpeg
     
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    n2otoofast4u Well-Known Member

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    this is fkn cool!
     
  3. bagged97taco

    bagged97taco Well-Known Member

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    That’s sweet. Can’t wait to see progress
     
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    Kachina26 Inmate #RDP158

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    Wow, this will be cool!
     
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    This should be awesome. What a great find.
     
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    Totally cool. Subscribed.
     
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    Awesome! Way kool!
     
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    Killer find!!! That's gonna be awesome
     
  9. MonkeyButt70

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    Started building a dolly for the boat today to get it off the trailer, easier to work on and the trailer needs many repairs and an altitude adjustment (down). Once I get the Dolly built it will head over to Don Mumma at Fantasy Rigging to get rigged. IMG_3907.JPG IMG_3908.JPG IMG_3909.JPG
     
  10. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Wow! Incredible find!!
     
  11. MonkeyButt70

    MonkeyButt70 Active Member

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    Finished the Dolly IMG_3956.jpeg IMG_3957.jpeg IMG_3958.jpeg
     
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    Some progress of getting the geometries of the parts in place, the final seat will be a bench just using the bucket for seating position, look how close the v-drive is to the shaft log from the angle of the strut that was set in 1976, Im sure it was meant for a top loader and also no whirlaway so there was not much wiggle room once it was in, we will use a different collar and seal than pictured this is all just to see how everything will line up. Even though there is alot of room in the boat, everything is going to be very close, you can see how close the steering cable is going to be to the gas pedal. This boat is going to make a great river boat, the bottom is about an inch thick, they knew how to lay them up those days.
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  13. HighVoltage329

    HighVoltage329 Well-Known Member

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    Strut angle looks steep like you said. I would consider making a change. very cool boat
     
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