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Old January 20th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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1956 Alumacraft Deep C Resto

So I decided to finally start the restoration of the 1956 Alumacraft Deep C that my dad gave me.

Before: (1/20/13)





Removed Hardware, motor, windshield:
















Flipped Boat Over (will begin to strip paint tomorrow):




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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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So I started the paint removal today. Only got about three hours in, but decent progress was made. More pictures to come in the next couple of weeks.











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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Subscribed! I have an old Alumi-craft from my grandpa that we have setup to take out on Sagainaw bay for Walleyes. Have thought about painting it and can't wait to see how your boat turns out.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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Subscribed! I have an old Alumi-craft from my grandpa that we have setup to take out on Sagainaw bay for Walleyes. Have thought about painting it and can't wait to see how your boat turns out.
At this point, I don't plan on painting. More than likely, i will be sanding. polishing, and possibly clear coating the aluminum. So, far i really like the look of the bare aluminum, but there is still quite a bit of work to be done. My goal is to bring it back as close to original as possible and find a era correct motor, which is proving difficult to find. This boat will still be a fishing boat as it always has been.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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Update

Got most of the other side done today.



















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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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sweet resto!!!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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I just googled "1956 outboard motor for sale" and it came up with a whole bunch of motors for sale. Try it and I bet you will find what you are looking for.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #8
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Update from the last couple of weeks

Flipped boat back over and removed the of the paint:





Started to Polish the Aluminum, this is going to take some time.





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Old February 13th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #9
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More rubbing compound and than some more

Should have the rest of the boat cleaned up this weekend. Then comes the polish.


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Old March 4th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure you don't want to go fishing in a polished aluminum boat....think for a minute...
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Old March 4th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure you don't want to go fishing in a polished aluminum boat....think for a minute...
I keep thinking of a particular Mannfred Mann song...
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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #12
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New Updates:

Mostly put back together. Couples things left, I need to finish cleaning the inside of the boat, paint the floor, and mount the speakers.

Inside of the boat (New seat) and floor needs to be painted.
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Outside of boat:
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I was originally going to get era correct Johnson outboard, but I wanted more reliability (Plan on alot fishing) so I ordered this:







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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #13
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Looks good, I dig it
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Old June 10th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #14
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Looks good, I dig it
Thanks, this is the first major project I have taken on of this level. Alot of learning happened along the way.......still have alot of little things to button up, most astetic, but I just want to be in the water now.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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If your Dad is still around take him fishing this weekend. Pretty cool father's day gift IMO. Nice job. I think you'll eventually paint it but I dig it!
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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #16
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Old August 4th, 2013, 06:53 AM   #17
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Update

Its been awhile since I've updated:


Hauling it off to get the new outboard:



New Outboard installed:




Launched:




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laying her on her side:

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Old August 4th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #18
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Very cool.

I'm excited to pull my ranger into my garage this winter for a fairly major redo.
Wiring, New lids to all compartments, maybe new carpet, some fiberglass work (mainly refinishing the gel coat), New livewell system, and probably some motor work. That Johnson stinger has had very little maintenance the 36 years it's been in my family. And my dad doesn't ever fix anything.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 08:27 AM   #19
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That thing sure is cool, glad you didn't repaint it
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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #20
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1956 Deep C motor sizing

I have a 1956 Deep C without a motor. Do you know what the motor size rating is? -Thanks
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