Seattle Barrelback progress

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Nice shape to the dash Robert. It's going to be a beaut I'm sure once its finished.
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OK some additional work, Vintage dash fitted, Dash trimmed to allow the ceiling to be installed.
Switches tomorrow, and then finishing work.
What color should the dash be?
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Looking Great. Whatever color you choose.

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Looks nice! Love the vintage instrument panel. I went with "chris craft red mahogany" for my dash, but considered going with walnut stain. I also have a dash cut-out, about the shape of your instrument panel, that holds a recessed piece of ponderosa pine...a ~400 y.o. tree that was struck by lightning. I'm hoping the "lightning never strikes twice" rule will apply!

I also like your full thickness deck planking. Looks like 1/2 or 5/8" boards? Can you tell me what type of caulking you used? I've read that certain types of caulk don't work well if too thick. I have ~1/4 deck boards and have been leaning toward 3M 3000 uv... as I don't want the amber color of varnish over them...and I'm not inclined to paint them. Mick

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In answer to your question, what color, Original barrelback dashboards were walnut to match the coverboards.
Below are some pics of classic boats from Lake Tahoe Concours de Elegance Boat Show.
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Love those split windshields!

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Installed the cut water today.

You don't want to know how many hours are in this part..
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Robert, The hours show! It looks great! Congatulations, you've made something special. Tom
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Robert, I’ve been following your build for a while. Your attention to detail and authenticity is amazing and inspiring! As I break my first batten and throw my first piece of wood across the garage, threads like this give me the inspiration to push on! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Wow, thats quite a cutwater!

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It's awesome. Looks professional.
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Very nice. As a former metal worker, I can very much appreciate the effort that had to go into getting that to conform, Well done!
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OK, the motor is set and the coupler aligns, ...
That was not a easy job. Lots of fitting in a really tight space.
I wonder how anyone puts a V-8 in these with a standard rear bench.
I built the 20 foot version and its still a squeeze.
All will work fine. I'm getting excited!
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I have a Tahoe at 20-6 with a 4 cylinder diesel. Don't forget access to filters, belts, impellers and valves... It gets crowded back there.

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That's whats taking the extra time. I'll have access to everything, and I can pull the rear bench and have even more.
I do have freshwater cooling which adds some height to the whole assemble. That required a whole round of fitting a half frame on the inside of the existing one. I wonder what kind of bench you'd get with a V-8. You could build it as a single bench, then you'd have plenty of room.The only other option would be to use a different strut with a greater angle, but that would put the motor at even a greater angle than it already is. I can offset the rear bench and make kickboard openings for more foot clearance in the front bench.

A inline 4 would be great....

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