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This now has new floor,transom,it was ground down to the cloth,It now has been re gelcoated a very dark blue,with a white to match a car, more pics coming
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this was sanded between layers,
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Gel coated again and progress is onward

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going for interior next week,, this looks better in real life  it is a dark Blue,  Bill
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Bill, that is looking great!!!!  The colors sound awesome !! Another gem for that huge collection of yours. The 1956 model is my favorite year with the extra chrome and console. The double bubble windshield and chrome steering wheel are a nice touch. As you know the trick with all the Meteors is to capitalize on the interior room as much as possible, they must have been designed for people about 5'6", keeping the seats low and thin is super important as the hull depth is minimal. Without careful planning you can end up with the "Clown Car" look sitting way too tall in the boat, I ended up scrapping my first seat frames for this reason as inches count in a Meteor!!  I also ended up moving my front seats back about 5-6" from stock making thin but strong frames right on the glass of the hull with only leveling supports and thin high density closed cell foam in the seats bottoms and backs. My seat bottoms also double as flotation devices as they are simply Velcro'ed  in.  The original wood supports made by Lone Star were very low with an ingenious system of using the console for the center support of the hull. I also moved the steering wheel up as far as I could to make the boat more comfortable for me as I am 6'2". With good planing they can be a comfortable boat that is relatively easy to get in and out of.
                     Brad Lake,      (Canadafins)

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Bill, My first sighting of a restore in a normal color.  What car are you pairing with it, if it's OK to ask? 
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