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  • Restoring
    • Glenn F (no login)
      Posted May 8, 2012 9:25 AM

      Martin and all,

      The Lancer I've been working on, and showing the pictures of is/was not all original. She is a 1974 and was built with a 350 GM motor, but someone along the way put in a 360 CM. The fuel tank and helm chairs are not original. So this boat may never go back to original?
      I do have a 1973 Lancer with all the original parts and I plan to restore her back to original, but I will still finish the bilge the same. I don't know that keeping a bilge rough, jagged and dangerous (original) is of any value.

      That is my two cents worth.

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