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Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« on: April 16, 2013, 09:45:38 AM »

My Daddy passed away last year and I decided to restore his favorite thing...his 1996 ProCraft V-180C.  It took several months and lots of $$ but I think I did it justice.  When I started, the boat was not lake worthy.  The fiberglass was all cracked and faded and the interior was completely ruined.  I took pics from beginning to end but here are a couple of the final pics of what it looks like now.  If you like it, let me know.  Validation is always nice  :)

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 10:54:20 AM »

Looks like you did an awesome job :toot: Congrats on a beautiful restore.

Love the decal on the transom, that's cool ~c~ ~c~
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 10:57:04 AM »

Nice!  Dang Nice!!  ~c~  ~c~
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 11:31:26 AM »

 Sweet looking ride outstanding job       :-*
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 12:49:07 PM »

Keep her alive and kicking man! Nice job!
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 01:02:15 PM »

Great job looks like new, your daddy would be proud.
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 04:40:02 PM »

Nice! I'd love to see the progress along they way pictures! Again great job!
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 09:47:25 AM »

Here are some before pics of the interior issues I was facing when I started..  The dash and all the wiring was a mess!  Interior totally destroyed by years of not being covered.  As my dad got older, he spent less time doing all the regular maintenance.

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 09:49:58 AM »

Pics of the bow control wiring and paint issues.  If you look at the fiberglass, you can see how pitted and faded it was. 

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 09:51:50 AM »

More interior and some in-progress trailer restoration shots..  The trailer was completely stripped down with the help of my wife  ;D 

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 09:53:51 AM »

Replacing throttle control and seats are going in..  I found the seats on the Internet.  The upholstery shop was going to charge a ton of cash to redo the seats.  I found these factory replacements that had been sitting in a box for 10 years waiting on an owner with the right boat to come along.  I got lucky on that one!! 

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 10:01:53 AM »

Decal install, windshield restoration, and interior..

Thanks to Discontinued Decals.Com for custom making decals just for my boat.  I HIGHLY recommend them if you have any decals or logos that need replacing! www.discontinueddecals.com  Also thanks to Superior Fiberglass in Oklahoma City for doing a great job bringing the fiberglass back to life.

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 10:05:28 AM »

I didn't like the little crappy plastic trolling motor plug system so I replaced it with something more sturdy and rewired everything.  From experience, the plug gets accidentally kicked and the pins get all hosed up.  I replaced it with metal trailer plugs.  Here are a couple pics right after I finished completely restoring the trailer with all new wiring, lighting, wheels, components, and paint.  That was pretty fun!  I decided to use truck bed liner for the repaint.  It worked out very well and is super durable!!  Looks pretty good too I think.

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 10:12:52 AM »

Cleaner finished project pictures..  All done.  Now I am ready to go to the lake.  I am just waiting for a nice Saturday so my Family and I can make the debut.  Soooo exitied!  I love you Daddy!

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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 11:13:47 AM »

YAY! Daddy's smiling down on you....and he'll be GRINNIN when he sees you on the water with his baby! :traffic:
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 11:31:15 AM »

Looks like a brand new rig. Great Job :toot:
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 02:56:35 PM »

absolutely amazing, you should be really proud
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 03:27:59 PM »

Awesome job man and done with love. Enjoy!
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 04:21:42 PM »

Thanks guys.  Feels really good to know it is been done and done right.  I appreciate the compliments!!
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 06:06:55 PM »

Awesome work.  Keep it in the family and the legacy goes on with you. Daddy is smiling from above. ^-^
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2013, 06:13:28 PM »

Man that thing looks sweet ! Great job and thanks for sharing your restore !
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 10:16:29 PM »

Outstanding!  Your daddy is very proud.
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Re: Restored my Daddy's 1996 V-180C
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2013, 03:49:33 PM »

Looks great! Where'd ya get the wheels?
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2013, 06:47:27 PM »

Outstanding job!  No doubt you put some love into that boat.  He would be proud.
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