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playin' boats
11-19-2015, 04:56 PM
Love the lines of this boat. working on making it somewhat period correct. Most likely will be using a newer Mercrusier 5.7l with a Bravo I.
Have been searching for a way to reproduce the logos on the side.
I throw up some pic to keep you guys informed.

thanks,

Ken Cook

woobs
11-19-2015, 09:20 PM
Nice!

OFFSHORE GINGER
11-23-2015, 10:32 AM
Nice! I agree.

f_inscreenname
11-23-2015, 11:44 AM
I'm sure any sign company can copy it.

http://3vhep1htdcb34awxt1zi0r51.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/birdFormulablue-300x53.jpg

Lenny
11-24-2015, 10:16 AM
I have a half dozen scripts that were sand cast in bronze 10 years ago on hand. They aren't perfect but are a starting point. I believe a member from the other site has a fresh set that could be used for copying. ( in the future )

I also have one of the original metal scoops for copying too...

playin' boats
11-24-2015, 12:05 PM
Hopefully one like this

playin' boats
11-24-2015, 12:26 PM
coming along nice

playin' boats
11-24-2015, 12:28 PM
looking pretty on bottom

playin' boats
11-24-2015, 12:35 PM
a lot of progress this last week

Painting the sides and stripe down the middle Yellow

Morgan's Cloud
11-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Such a cool little boat . What's the scoop on the fuel tank status/replacement , are you doing a deck off ?
Also , if they were built like Donzis of the same vintage , are you beefing up the hull for the new V8 ?

playin' boats
11-24-2015, 03:52 PM
The fuel tanks where mounted under the deck up front, this will be my placement also.
The cap was removed and stringers, transom and floor were replaced. The person that I got boat from had put a outboard on it, Mercury 150, said it ran around 50.
I have most of the parts to do the interior and dash. Will have to save my mad money for the engine, gimbal and drive.
All good things come in time.

Morgan's Cloud
11-24-2015, 05:26 PM
Will have to save my mad money for the engine, gimbal and drive.
All good things come in time.

Paying as you go along is the way to go ! Less stress , no huge debt when it's finished and you'll be happier with the end result.

playin' boats
12-07-2015, 04:57 PM
moving forward, going on the trailer next. Then paint the sides.

Ghost
12-07-2015, 05:26 PM
Looks great, nice work! Eager to see the yellow. (Looks like the seat base is too far forward though. ;) )

playin' boats
12-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Think my friend is wanting this out of his yard, he has been working on and off since first of summer

f_inscreenname
12-13-2015, 12:07 AM
That thing is coming out nice!

revkev6
12-22-2015, 01:51 PM
WOW! I came in to see what's new and I find THIS!!! I bought almost the same boat this past summer. same color and stripped out just like in your pictures. mine hasn't changed other than getting a good cleaning. it will need to be split and all the wood done. I'm planning a similar route but an alpha with a mild 350. I don't think the boat needs much more than 300hp. such a cool looking boat!

I have a post further down the page called "thunderbird formula jr project" if you want to check mine out.

rr1048
01-24-2016, 05:59 AM
Project is coming along very nice. Have you made any further progress on the emblems?

tmac
01-24-2016, 05:35 PM
I might be able to help with the emblems. I have a CNC router at my shop and made this one set for my 1970 17 runabout from .125" brass and the other set shown on my 1976 23 CC is cut from a brushed "stainless" plastic sign material that outdoor rated. The brass ones I have to get chrome plated along with the bird. They thickness of the lettering needs to be thinned out a bit. Also have artwork done for replica capacity plates that will be engraved into white/black sign plastic.


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playin' boats
01-25-2016, 09:08 AM
Looks great! Think you could do the "Jr" part?
Thanks,

OFFSHORE GINGER
01-25-2016, 09:14 AM
tmac ......very nice .

rr1048
01-26-2016, 12:47 AM
I might be able to help with the emblems. I have a CNC router at my shop and made this one set for my 1970 17 runabout from .125" brass and the other set shown on my 1976 23 CC is cut from a brushed "stainless" plastic sign material that outdoor rated. The brass ones I have to get chrome plated along with the bird. They thickness of the lettering needs to be thinned out a bit. Also have artwork done for replica capacity plates that will be engraved into white/black sign plastic.


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Nice job on the emblems. I would also be interested in seeing the replica capacity plate when you have completed. Thanks

tmac
01-27-2016, 10:19 PM
I ran two samples of a capacity plate. The white one is white sign plastic laser engraved. The black one is a laser engravable mat black .020" aluminum that is rated for outdoor use as well.

Ken, (Playin' Boats) drawing up the Jr shouldn't present any problem. I do have to find a chrome plater however. Project looks great BTW.

Holman-Moody
02-01-2016, 07:40 AM
Very nice! Are you selling these and are you able to make variations of the design depending on the year of the boat? I need one for my 1980 Formula One.

tmac
02-03-2016, 08:11 AM
Sure I'll make them up for anyone interested. Can change it ups as needed, i.e. newer formula logo, etc…..

playin' boats
03-05-2016, 03:39 PM
All painted on the outside, going to paint the bilge area and then start the rig process.
Still have not found all the money for the power plant.
I'll put the rub rail on and maybe try to find a least a bravo transom assy.

Carl C
10-20-2016, 12:05 PM
Looks really nice. I'm liken' the yellow! Sad that you aren't going to finish it.

rr1048
10-28-2016, 12:27 AM
All painted on the outside, going to paint the bilge area and then start the rig process.
Still have not found all the money for the power plant.
I'll put the rub rail on and maybe try to find a least a bravo transom assy.

The project looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.

What is the color yellow you used and paint type? Are you pleased with the way it turned out.

I would like to consider this color combination on my boat. What was the white color? Any suggestions if you were going to tackle this project again?

Good luck!

Thanks, Randy