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Old 03-19-2010, 08:36 AM
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Nicely done Scott! That's gonna turn out good and sturdy. Glad to see your Jons progress. Very sweet Carpet deal to.

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:53 AM
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im glad i took your advice on the all metal framing Jeff! i dont regret it one bit! it'll lighten it up more than if I used wood. I still have to get some more of that 1x1 anlge to finis framing up my front deck support...
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:02 AM
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im glad i took your advice on the all metal framing Jeff! i dont regret it one bit! it'll lighten it up more than if I used wood. I still have to get some more of that 1x1 anlge to finis framing up my front deck support...
Glad I could help ya Scott (I new ya could do it just as cheap as wood / just a bit of shopping around eh, gets er done). Yep lighter for sure and will never ever rot (done for good). Man I gotta see the finished product! It's gonna be real niceeeee. Wanna sell er when yer done???? LMAO I could handle have'n two Jons.
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Glad I could help ya Scott (I new ya could do it just as cheap as wood / just a bit of shopping around eh, gets er done). Yep lighter for sure and will never ever rot (done for good). Man I gotta see the finished product! It's gonna be real niceeeee. Wanna sell er when yer done???? LMAO I could handle have'n two Jons.
i lack quite a bit still! i still need to attach floor, paint, attach seats, install front deck and intall carpet
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:30 AM
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Saturday, me and the future father-in-law worked on the boat some more. We got a big step done! We got the floor and sides cut to size! That metal roadsign i bought now makes a nice floorboard! I have to cover it in boat carpet now that i have in my building. Also the sides that you see will be covered in boat carpet. The sign wasnt quite long enough, so we butted a trimming from the sign when we cut it up the the end we needed extedned and then put another peice under is and pop riveted it all together. Its VERY storong and will never rot!

i wanted to go with all metal floor, but i think im just gonna go ahead and make my front casting deck out of 3/4" plywood. I have to have a piece anyways to go on the back bench so that i can mount my swivel seat to it. Pretty much the whole inside of the boat will be carpeted except for the area behind the back bench. It sjust about ready for paint. I have to go this week to get some 1x1 alum. angle to frame the front deck.




^^^here you can see where we riveted it together

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Old 03-30-2010, 01:31 PM
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your making some great progress on that boat! keep it up.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:37 AM
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Nice job! Now that's nice. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:57 AM
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Looks good! i actually just got rid of my 18 foot jon boat... i miss it already. But we downsized to a 12 foot livingston
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:26 AM
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your making some great progress on that boat! keep it up.
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Nice job! Now that's nice. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:08 PM
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I wanted to take nightmareFx4s advice from a few posts back and do all of the additions in sheet metal. BUT i dont think i can. That crap is crazy expensive. I paid $44 just for that sign. I would 2 more fo finish out my casting deck and for those sides. So the wood you see on the sides is 1/8" plywood that i get free from work. They dont support any weight, just really a visual aid and sound protector. Also the face of the casting deck right in front of front seat will have the 1/8" plywood. The top of the casting deck will 3/4" plywood OR some more sheetmetal. I am framing it alltogether with 1x1 angle.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:27 AM
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I wanted to take nightmareFx4s advice from a few posts back and do all of the additions in sheet metal. BUT i dont think i can. That crap is crazy expensive. I paid $44 just for that sign. I would 2 more fo finish out my casting deck and for those sides. So the wood you see on the sides is 1/8" plywood that i get free from work. They dont support any weight, just really a visual aid and sound protector. Also the face of the casting deck right in front of front seat will have the 1/8" plywood. The top of the casting deck will 3/4" plywood OR some more sheetmetal. I am framing it alltogether with 1x1 angle.
Thanks for the recognition Scott. The 1/8" wood will work out pefectly fine on the sides and face of your casting deck, as it will not stay wet / soaked like the floor would (no stagnant water potentially under it and it's angled plenty for proper run off and thin enough to dry quite fast compared to 3/4" floor boards). Free's good to! Do the casting deck in aluminum for sure though (Small enough area it should't cost ya to much more to do in aluminum).
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Update 4/12/10:

Yesterday, the future father-in-law and I got some more work done on the boat. We framed out the front casting deck/storage area using 1x1 aluminum angle. It turned out real nice and is VERY strong. We used 3/16" x 1/2" grip aluminum rivets to hold it all together. As you can see, there is plent of bracing. Also, has the front seat pedestal sandblasted by neighbor and then I primed it with etching primer and painted it with Krylon Fusion Satin Black (love htis paint). I have to go this week and pick up a full sheet of 3/4" plywood to cap it off now and also to cap off the back bench. Everything that you see in wood and metal is going to have gray carpet on it. Im also going to carpet the inside under the casting deck in the storage area so that when things are in there, they aren't banging on metal.

To do this now:

-mount plywood for casting deck (all plywood will fiberglassed for waterproofing)
-mount plywood on back bench so i can securely mount a swivel seat
-carpet entire inside of boat (excluding the area behind back bench)
-install both seats
-wire up fishfinder and running lights
-have front of boat reinforced with 1 1/4" aluminum tubing (you can see where we had to cut the old reinforcing off because it was ragged.)
-paint boat
paint trailer

so as you can see, we've made alot of progress, but still have alot to do
















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Update 4/12/10:

Yesterday, the future father-in-law and I got some more work done on the boat. We framed out the front casting deck/storage area using 1x1 aluminum angle. It turned out real nice and is VERY strong. We used 3/16" x 1/2" grip aluminum rivets to hold it all together. As you can see, there is plent of bracing. Also, has the front seat pedestal sandblasted by neighbor and then I primed it with etching primer and painted it with Krylon Fusion Satin Black (love htis paint). I have to go this week and pick up a full sheet of 3/4" plywood to cap it off now and also to cap off the back bench. Everything that you see in wood and metal is going to have gray carpet on it. Im also going to carpet the inside under the casting deck in the storage area so that when things are in there, they aren't banging on metal.

To do this now:

-mount plywood for casting deck (all plywood will fiberglassed for waterproofing)
-mount plywood on back bench so i can securely mount a swivel seat
-carpet entire inside of boat (excluding the area behind back bench)
-install both seats
-wire up fishfinder and running lights
-have front of boat reinforced with 1 1/4" aluminum tubing (you can see where we had to cut the old reinforcing off because it was ragged.)
-paint boat
paint trailer

so as you can see, we've made alot of progress, but still have alot to do














Nice Work! It really gives you a nice extended fishing deck up front and a very nice size storage compartment. Sweet. I'll say it again lol, gett'er done so I can see it finished. The wait is kill'n me lol.
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Im trying...lol. Im getting into having to buy the expensive stuff now like paint and more carpet, so i have to watch what i spend
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finally an update. Not a big one, but an update none the less. Work slowed down on the ol' boat this past month. Finally able to get back to it. I attacked the front of the boat yesterday. Whoever owned the boat before me was a fukin idiot. They tried to fix the front they hacked up with the wrong type of welder and it was really awful looking. You can see where I had to cut the front gunwhale off as it was pretted effed up. I had to get the boat ready for the welder for the last time. Where the gunwhale was, I am having a 1 1/4" diameter aluminum pipe put there. The welder is going to mill a slit the length of the pipe and cap if over where i had to cut the old gunwhale off. and then tie it into the side gunwhales making it really strong. Then where that front bench meets the front of the boat, you can see their awful attempt at welding! i cut all that shit off. Going today to get a piec of aluminum cut to tie the front bench in back to where it was.

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Yes I know it looks rough, but trust me, thats the way any project starts. I just dont know what the previous owner did or was on, but that front end is messed up! After tomorrow, it wont be!! I have seen many a boat on tinboat.net that looks rougher than mine and the guys turned them into gems! After paint here in a week or two, it will look like new!

just check some of the boats out in these conversions:

TinBoat.net

Go down to the Jon boat links. my build is there too.

here is one of my favorite ones because it shows a big difference what paint can do.

(This is not my boat!)

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I am using the same paint as him, only in gray. Just seein his boat makes my itchy to paint mine!!!
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