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1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 19:15
by ckhenshaw4
Well, first time posting a build thread. I bought a 1980 Bass Tracker II at the end of last summer, and wanted to do some fishing with it before winter. Now I have started to do my complete rebuild from top to bottom including the trailer. I have completely gutted the boat, and have it off the trailer, so I will have to add pictures of that later. I have started completely stripping the trailer, and have gotten this far. It came with a 1984 Johnson 35hp Seahorse that runs like a watch. I will also be completely redoing the engine also, and have all new decals for it. Here are a couple of pictures to where I am at now. ImageImageImage

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1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 20 Mar 2018, 19:47
by lpotter
Updates?

Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 19:50
by ckhenshaw4
lpotter wrote:Updates?
lpotter, sorry but not much more done. I have gotten the axle off and have completed getting everything down to steel. I have primed a couple of pieces, and have painted some nuts and bolts.
Hope to make some decent progress this weekend. Thanks for following, more to come really soon, I promise.

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Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 19:09
by ckhenshaw4
Well, finally got to work on the trailer today and got it all primed. And even started painting some nuts and bolts. ImageImage

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Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 22:11
by ckhenshaw4
Yesterday finally was able to get the trailer painted. Didn't have enough of one color tan for the entire job, so I mixed several different cans of different variations and came up with what I have. Have to say, I really like how it turned out. Also was able to get everything else painted also. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 23:23
by dwjones16
ckhenshaw4 wrote:Yesterday finally was able to get the trailer painted. Didn't have enough of one color tan for the entire job, so I mixed several different cans of different variations and came up with what I have. Have to say, I really like how it turned out. Also was able to get everything else painted also. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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looking great...I have to do the same thing...how are you applying? Brush/spray?


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Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 02:18
by ckhenshaw4
dwjones16 wrote:
ckhenshaw4 wrote:Yesterday finally was able to get the trailer painted. Didn't have enough of one color tan for the entire job, so I mixed several different cans of different variations and came up with what I have. Have to say, I really like how it turned out. Also was able to get everything else painted also. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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looking great...I have to do the same thing...how are you applying? Brush/spray?


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HVLP spray gun. It's a base coat clear coat application just as painting a car. Automotive paint and clear coat.
Very happy with the way it turned out.

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Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 06 May 2018, 14:32
by ckhenshaw4
Ok Tinboat family. I was FINALLY able to get the trailer all back together. New carpet on bunks, new paint job, new decals for the trailer, all new LED lights, and as you can see new hold down straps from Cabela's. Now it's time to get the boat back on and start putting it back together.ImageImageImageImageImage

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1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 08 May 2018, 15:38
by onthewater102
If that's the trailer I can't wait to see the boat!

1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 08 May 2018, 19:52
by Bowlershop
Looks great!

Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 08 May 2018, 21:07
by ckhenshaw4
onthewater102 wrote:If that's the trailer I can't wait to see the boat!
Thank you. It did take a long time, but came out well. Starting on the boat this weekend.

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Re: 1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 08 May 2018, 21:07
by ckhenshaw4
Bowlershop wrote:Looks great!
Thank you.

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1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 17 May 2018, 19:34
by akboats
I like that concocted color you have on your trailer looks great. Now cant wait to see the boat build.

1980 Bass Tracker II rebuild.

Posted: 19 May 2018, 22:18
by Blkrvrbart
You need to formulate that color and package spray cans. Great job on the trailer.