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    Default 1963 Buck Smith flat bottom

    My new toy.
    I'm trying to get it to look like it would have in the 60's, (I'm not going back to a points ignition).
    Anyone have any ideas ?
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    ideas about what? Ignition?

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    Ideas to make it look more 1960's.

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    Look in old boat racing magazines. Ron has posted lots of photos of flatbottoms from the 60's. Nice boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones Cams View Post
    Ideas to make it look more 1960's.
    I'd say you're there. Polished cast aluminum hardware (ie; rudder hanger, motor mounts, pulley brackets, etc) would be period correct whereas anodized aluminum hardware cut from plate and angle stock would not. Anything machined from billet aluminum would be a definite no-no. Obviously simpler paint schemes with classic lines are preferred over wild more modern styles.
    Trailer-wise, the Cragar SS wheels are right although I'm not sure about the aluminum diamond plate on the step pads. Maybe I'm wrong. The trailer under my '67 Sanger had diamond plate but I think it was steel. It was painted in any case. Mahogany inserts for the step plates would be a nice period touch.

    Eric

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