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HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:14 AM
I traded my 75 caddy for the worlds ugliest boat. The paint was rollered and brushed on and was hideous :( BUT... the floor is good, transom is good, hull is good, motor is excellent, all it needed was paint and I saw a ton of potential.

the worlds ugliest ( pink ) boat....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/565_zps57218546.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/564_zps265ec71c.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:20 AM
it's a 73 Glastron GT160 pushed by a '68 merc 125 " tower of power" with an Ultra 2 S.S. 20 pitch prop. she'll top out about 58-60 mph.

I took her out bout 6 times last sept/oct and she worked awesome! So into the garage she goes...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/003-56_zps06f39885.jpg

LOL!!! nice artwork...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/002-58_zpsf1fab252.jpg

started paint removal...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/005-51_zpsdf3e2b4b.jpg

removed the windshield..

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/006-58_zpsf6880fd4.jpg

love the lines on these old boats...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/001-59_zpse6082ce9.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:25 AM
cant believe someone thought this was cool....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/003-56_zps765ec363.jpg

ultra 2 s.s. 20 pitch prop...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/004-53_zpsa852bedc.jpg

more paint stripping...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/005-51_zps1a54b2ab.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/006-58_zps911ca386.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/007-61_zpsb1e9401e.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:29 AM
removed misc wiring that wasnt doing anything...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/001-59_zps39f5a424.jpg

these boats came with a ski locker....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/002-58_zps28f9611d.jpg

i'm not a skier and wanted the legroom so I trimmed it back...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/008-46_zpsdc655abd.jpg

steering wheel and seat done....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/001-59_zpsc07273b1.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/002-58_zpsc59f0756.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:34 AM
got the olive drab base down...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/album2/001_zps3ee00ef4.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/album2/002_zps8c4f84aa.jpg

with the cover on...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/album2/004_zps339b8d8d.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/album2/005_zps8f27ed11.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:36 AM
then added the tan...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/031_zps96bb79b9.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/032_zps2a0b1fd4.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/033_zpsfe0ff9c9.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:41 AM
i am keeping this boat in rat rod theme by using what i have laying around the shop and spending as very little on it as i possibly can.

for the flooring i used that foam snap together stuff that i had. turned out great and its removable for drying and cleaning...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/034_zps9b583fd1.jpg

i polished the stock gauges. i'm likin the shiny chrome contrast against the flat...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/002_zps0d200736.jpg

Kade's ready to go boating...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/023_zps75a7f76e.jpg

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 09:43 AM
started on the sharks mouth yesterday....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/001_zps7179280d.jpg

my goal is to be on the lake this weekend :)

Chody
08-28-2013, 10:01 AM
kids growing up fast eh? cool looking boat

Where did you get the top cover made? and how much? im looking to get the same thing for my K5

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 12:26 PM
it came with the boat. im sure any boat top place can make you one. i want one made for the airplane one of these years.

Tunabomber
08-28-2013, 01:47 PM
soooo much better dean [36]



as for the mouth. was it too tricky to move it forward more ??

might have been cool to have the 1st few teeth of the lower jaw below the water line

Tunabomber
08-28-2013, 01:51 PM
sorry

http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/f21/help-me-find-shark-boat-graphics-115515/

The King Machine
08-28-2013, 04:18 PM
Nice looking boat, great job on the paint and shark teeth. I'd tow that behind the deuce.
Needs a M2 browning .50

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 05:32 PM
sorry

http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/f21/help-me-find-shark-boat-graphics-115515/


yes thats killer, but their theme is a shark... mine s a p40 [cheers]

HEAVY METAL
08-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Nice looking boat, great job on the paint and shark teeth. I'd tow that behind the deuce.
Needs a M2 browning .50


thank you... but i'm not done yet....[36]

lil'finger
08-28-2013, 08:41 PM
Lookin great so far :D

FKN MRK
08-28-2013, 08:48 PM
[cheers] Looks Kickass bud! :D

C-Dog
08-28-2013, 11:03 PM
That's looking really good Dean

In The Zone
08-29-2013, 04:13 AM
Bitchin very cool yo![36]

TWOZEROFOUR
08-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Put a jack on it and move the prop shaft level with bottm of pad. bet you get another 5-8mph.

Cool project

ROBO
08-29-2013, 01:28 PM
dam lookin real nice! love too see that rip up some h2o!!!!

harvester_sorrow
08-29-2013, 11:25 PM
looking badass now

Prolowtone
08-30-2013, 12:30 AM
Looks alot better hahaha

BrokenToy
08-30-2013, 01:42 AM
Hells ya [cheers] nice job petter Way better than that pink but that did sorta suit ya [15]

Burge
08-30-2013, 12:01 PM
What did you use on the seats? will it last?

HEAVY METAL
09-03-2013, 11:16 AM
What did you use on the seats? will it last?

i used us military spec paint. it works awesome !!!

thank you everyone :)

HEAVY METAL
09-03-2013, 11:17 AM
the boat worked awesome this weekend...she rips!!!

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/001_zpsfbe3d948.jpg

SHITTY
09-03-2013, 07:00 PM
looks badass in the water.

Chody
09-04-2013, 05:03 PM
looks badass in the water.this.


more action pics!

96_z71
09-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Ya this things badass, we need pictures of it in tow behind the other warhawk!

England
09-05-2013, 04:10 PM
looks killer mate although i think the pink suited yer better ;)

HEAVY METAL
09-06-2013, 12:39 PM
lol funny fawkers!! i didnt get many pics of this last weekend but here is one of Kade making sure she she is shored properly...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/1236265_10153181271240274_1957156507_n_zps051087e3 .jpg

EIEIO
09-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Looks great Dean!

BrokenToy
09-06-2013, 11:16 PM
looks killer mate although i think the pink suited yer better ;)

unoriginal bastard [15][15]
frickin aussies [16]

Cookie
09-08-2013, 06:19 PM
lookin good buddy

HEAVY METAL
09-10-2013, 10:18 AM
thanks guys :) 'ppreciate that.

spent monday on the lake..was awesome!

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/003_zps16f03ff7.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/001_zpscf7c930a.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/006_zps71425ef1.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/007_zpsf379ce72.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/004_zpsd283bc63.jpg

great way to spend a monday...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/009_zps586bebfc.jpg

HEAVY METAL
09-10-2013, 10:19 AM
my fav pic of the boat so far...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/HEAVY_METALYO/HEAVY_METALYO001/005_zps6eedc738.jpg