TruckMechanic 1436 ReBuild Updated 4/21 - Almost Finished..

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TruckMechanic 1436 ReBuild Updated 4/21 - Almost Finished..

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Well, I finally started on my ReBuild. Here is the pics of what I am starting with.
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Here is my plans, I am not going to far with it :D ..as I don't want to buy new carpet.

The front area at trolling motor mount is weak - Needs new wood and possible lighter, It is way to heavy in the front. - DONE
Floor in second section is broken and rotted. - DONE
Rear hatch to cover gas tank, Although I am not sure about it yet. - NOT DOING
Clean up wiring and try to hide and make neat and clean.
Seats need permanet mounts with new seats and pedestals. - DONE, Just WAINTING ON PAINT TO DRY
New Electronics added.
BlueWater LED's installed.
Bow light socket
Have a new fuse/switch panel for lights
New tires on trailer
New safety chains on trailer - DONE
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I also starting taking it apart yesterday. I had 3/4" OSB for my trolling motor mount. When I removed the carpet and motor the board broke in half. I Took a picture of the wiring down there also that I am going to redo.

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I also started on the flooring, I wasn't sure how well my carpet was going to come up but it came right off, which I was happy about because I shouldn'thave to buy any now. The rot was worse that I thought.
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Picture of the wet rotten wood for the trolling motor/switch area.
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I was going to comment that it looked pretty good as-is in your first picture.... then I saw your 2nd set of pictures. :) Actually your boats set-up is almost exactly what mine will be when all is said and done. Have fun!

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Well I made some more progress although not as much as I would have liked. I have the rest of the rotten wood removed and started making the templates for the trolling motor mount.

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I still have to figure out what I am going to do with my wiring.
I also have to get foam board and put under the new floor or could I do without. I was thinking it couldn't hurt.

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Well I got my flooring cut out today but I picked up the wood last night before work. After seetting in the truck all night it got a bow in it. I cut it out and left two blocks laying on it for the night. I hope it relax's and lays down flat.

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I also started on my seat mounts. I have these aluminum plates, They are 12" x 12" x 1/4". I decided to use it for at least the front mount. I am going to use 6 toggle bolts to mount to the bench and then I have 4 elavator bolts that will hold the pedestal down. I have drilled all the holes and polished, Now only thing to do to it tommorow is paint. I ran out of time today or I would have painted before work. Do you think these will hold 250lb me down?
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Well I made some more progress. I now have the floor and sides down and the carpet glue is drying. I am starting to feel like I am getting somewhere now.

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Well I made some progress over the last few days. I now have my seat bases all grinded down and painted..I am letting them dry currently. I have installed my new safety chains on my trailer also. Once I get the seats on pics will come.

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Well. I have the trolling motor mount all done, All the wiring has a wiring harness now. New safety chains installed. Working on the conduit and the finishing touches...Also got some of the BlueWater LED's installed. WOW...I think I over done it on the front. I can't wait to get the rest of them installed. Sorry for no pics of them at night. Tommorow morning after work.

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Forgot the pic of the Conduit I am using. Paint matches perfect to the boat so I think it will blend okay. I am not completly satified but it will have to work for now.

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Looking good man.

Where could I get a trolling motor hook up (the part that connects to the batttery) ? I need one for my 24volt motorguide.

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I bought my plugs at Gander Mountain.

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Got my BlueWater's installed...The pics doesn't do them justice. I don't know how anyone could ever live without them...

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Nice progress pics, and liking the Bluewater LED's !
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Well, I'd have to say you definitely got the answer for night lighting there. As I fish at night often,I will for sure be putting those on my boat.
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