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  • 1966 Johnson Deluxe 17' Re-Build

    Hello, here is my latest project. I am going to restore this classic and try an have it finished before the winter months hit and or have it lake ready for 2010.

    Ok, after doing some research I think my boat is an OMC Deluxe 17' made by Johnson. I am going to look closer at the metal tags tonight. I do know I am missing at least one seat. I am also missing the fiberglas engine covers and back top covers to the boat. Also at some point another consule was installed for I can't seem to find any picks of what mine looks loke on the net.

    Yesterday, I literally CUT off my stern drive. I still can't get the gimbal or back plate to seperate from the transom. I thing my boat had a circular cover on the transom when built new. Anyway, still trying to decide how to tackle getting that out. I have started sawing the hull apart so I can take the top off but I will keep at it.


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    Re: 1966 Johnson Deluxe 17' Re-Build

    Well, got my Gimbal and motor plate off the transom. I have totally gutted the interior floor and stripped out most of the foam. Turns out my stringers were made of foam not wood?? Who would have thought? Anyway, I have tore off the replacement dash fiberglass and seperated the top hull from the bottom hull. My plan this evening is to remover the bottom hull off the trailer so I can begin work on getting that back in shape. I will post pictures of the current condition later tonight. I am also in the process of cutting out my transom to build back a new one. Later, M

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      Re: 1966 Johnson Deluxe 17' Re-Build

      Originally posted by Arkitorture View Post
      Well, got my Gimbal and motor plate off the transom. I have totally gutted the interior floor and stripped out most of the foam. Turns out my stringers were made of foam not wood?? Who would have thought? Anyway, I have tore off the replacement dash fiberglass and seperated the top hull from the bottom hull. My plan this evening is to remover the bottom hull off the trailer so I can begin work on getting that back in shape. I will post pictures of the current condition later tonight. I am also in the process of cutting out my transom to build back a new one. Later, M
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