1968 14ft Richline semi v...starting the rebuild on pg 4

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Well a friend and I got started on the boat today. We got the front platform all framed and cut the main piece of plywood for the platform. We also framed the seat mounts. Then the rest of the time was spent planning the rest of the conversion. We probably went overkill on the bracing for the platform, but it is stout. Here is some pics.
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two storage compartments
two storage compartments
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platform and bracing
platform and bracing
plarform in place.
plarform in place.
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Nice work guys. Keep the pictures coming.

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Loks good. keep taking pics. Waiting to see how it turns out.
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the framing looks good - better to overkill than not have enough and find out too late, like on the water.

Are you going to cut out some of that platform and use underneath for storage? you've got a lot of room under there to leave the area around your feet clear of clutter

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russ010 wrote:the framing looks good - better to overkill than not have enough and find out too late, like on the water.

Are you going to cut out some of that platform and use underneath for storage? you've got a lot of room under there to leave the area around your feet clear of clutter
Yeah. the platform will have two compartments under it. The floor will also have 2 or 3 shallow compartments in it.
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this pic shows the storage compartments the best.
this pic shows the storage compartments the best.
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Thats the way to do it on strength 8)

great storage area too.

Cool stuff :D
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Got a little more work done today. I plan on more storage under the floor. All wood is stained and ready for carpet. The rear platform will extend out to where the floor stops. Here some pics.
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looking good man! keep up the good work!

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looks good i like it

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Really nice work. =D> That deck looks like it will be sturdy.
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Good fit and straight cuts :wink:

Keep up the quality work =D>
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Thanks for the kind words. I really got ahead of myself here. I originally planned to get a couple 2x4s and just make some seat mount supports and start using the boat. I went ahead and got all the wood to do the entire mod and almost have that part of the mod complete and realized, I need to paint and seal (steelflex or gluv-it) the boat, then rewire the boat and then attach the wood. Boat is easier to flip upside down without all the wood in there. So, with that being said, what kind of "local" stores carry gluv-it? I think it will be easier to use gluv-it on all the seams and then just paint the boat instead of covering the boat with steelflex. Anyone agree or disagree?
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Lookin good Stew. I have a 14 footer v bottom and i was planning on building a deck and cutting out the middle console too. I cant wait to see the final product. Im gonna start on mine hopefully this week and I'll be posting my progress as well.

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Welcome to TB Mr. Banker!

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Thanks Cap! I've been visiting this forum since last year when I stumbled across it looking for modified jons. I love this site. So many cool mods here. Its like a aluminum boaters heaven. Haha

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