View Full Version : Magnum Missile Restoration

01-05-2012, 08:38 PM
I have started work on the restoration of the missile this week and am looking for pictures of it.Mainly how it looked in 1974 ,when it left the factory.This would help me alot .Thanks

01-05-2012, 08:40 PM
ps Lee if you read this im still working on the Sutphen too!

01-06-2012, 10:07 PM
sanding today and removal of transom695246952569526

smidgen too
01-07-2012, 01:56 PM
Did you buy the Missile that Lee & I looked at that was in Royal Oak Mi ?? Here is a pic of a one in lift off position. :boggled:

01-08-2012, 02:04 AM
Yes I told Lee I had it when I picked up the Sutphen Gran Sport. I got it ripped apart for a full resto too. Hope to be done with both by spring. And were looking for more if there out there?69562

01-10-2012, 10:42 PM
laid up new dyna mat on rear deck and front deck glass6966069661

01-12-2012, 08:47 PM
finished putting on new front deck used my sons weights to hold it down worked great69689

01-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Hi Jerry, Yep that is the one that Mark and I went and looked at a couple years ago. Do you plan on reinstalling the wood deck insert? or just glassing it over?
I had a 1969 Missile that I sold to a Donzi.net member here about 10yrs ago, they are cool boats for sure. I also have a couple of projects in the works, the one that you saw the day we met up for the rest of the Sutphen parts and also I picked up a 26' Corsa about 2 months ago. Post a couple of pictures on the progress on the Sutphen when you get a chance.

01-21-2012, 10:37 PM
Hey Lee yeah im the old boat work alolic going to finish the missile asap. Im puting a walnut inlay on the front deck and rear inserts. It will be sweet when done.As for the Sutphen Gran Sport its completly ripped apart and the interior is being redone now , will post when I finish the misslile in a few weeks.Im working all winter to get em done.

02-03-2012, 01:52 PM
69932 Took me a little longer but new core is on transom now.Next to put in new bulkheads and knees,and deck back on.

02-07-2012, 08:34 PM
got the new knees in and epoxy coating on7003170032

02-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Man they are fun boats had two off them back in late 70s early 80s with 140 merc when they get air and start to lift nothing like it

02-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Wow two months of work and finally ,got the top of the transom back on.7013770138

02-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Nice work. Keep it going.

03-06-2012, 11:16 PM
got top of transom sanded down and can now see that hull color is white lots and lots of west system703537035470355

10-28-2012, 04:01 PM
got bottom primed and blueprinted many thanks to ginger7351473515

10-28-2012, 04:21 PM
going to be gelcoating bottom this week then flip over and finish top then start next project?

10-28-2012, 05:08 PM
looks great what power are you putting on her

10-29-2012, 11:08 AM
I still have the original 150hp tower of power.

10-29-2012, 12:06 PM
great eng for that boat i had 135 with ss lower and and 140 on mine one my buddy had 150xs on his they were fun boats to run when they get air under them smoked many off donzi back then and had few donzi and vdrives hand me my a------ to

10-30-2012, 01:35 AM
Pretty cool! I love to see these Missiles getting done right.

Would love to hear how the gelcoat turns out.


11-09-2012, 09:11 AM
finally got gel coat on bottom7360273603

11-09-2012, 01:48 PM
Nice. Did you use the Duratec additive?

11-09-2012, 08:18 PM
Yep got all the materials from Jim at Express!

11-10-2012, 02:54 PM
Cool. What do you think? Will it take a lot of wet sanding to get flat?

11-10-2012, 06:22 PM
Came out very nice like a slick enamel job a little 600 and will look better than don aronnows shop did back in the day!

11-10-2012, 06:59 PM
Great to hear!...I'm excited.


11-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Well ...................when are we going to see some pics ?

11-19-2012, 12:09 PM

11-19-2012, 02:51 PM
Interesting booth...what's the "pit" for?

11-19-2012, 03:02 PM
73755its for the down draft spray-bake

11-19-2012, 03:28 PM
Ahh...the lack of grates threw me off...:propeller:

03-21-2013, 09:15 PM

03-22-2013, 09:07 PM
That bad boy looks great one my fav boats nothing like the ride in one when they get air.

smidgen too
03-22-2013, 09:26 PM
Never thought I would see that Mag look so good. How is the Sutphen coming ?

03-23-2013, 10:11 AM
Hey Mark I have the Sutphen all torn down and getn engine rebuild now along with interior recovered.Havent done too much to it lately. Just picked up another project, a 1969 Searay Pachanga srx.It was a early prototype from searays owner when plant was in Oxford.

07-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Hey Detroit did you ever finish this? I just picked up one thats in major need of a resto