Lone Star 1956 Restore

Boating related questions, small projects, custom work and talk go here.
User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

Well, low and behold! :shock: I had forgotten about a full sheet of 3/4" plywood (X) that was left over from our boys river barge project. The boys gave it to me. It is stored in our back storage building. I saw it yesterday as I was in there looking for something else. (I take it the good Lord is answering my prayer about what to make the transom out of....He put it right in front of my face!) [-o<

Looks like I'll be making a pattern for that transom today and getting the circular saw and jig saw out (unless it's raining). I like to mess with wood. Dad taught me that. :)

I try very hard to treat others as I want to be treated; with kindness, compassion and respect. I'd like to thank everyone of you for treating me with kindness, compassion and respect. I truly appreciate it!

Keep the wind at our back, the sun on your face and your eyes on God!
Have a good one~
M
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

User avatar
Steve A W
Posts: 269
Joined: 04 Aug 2014, 17:24
8
Location: Northwest Indiana

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by Steve A W »

Michelle
It's lookin good so far.
Are You going to paint it like it was originally?
Keep up the good work.

Steve A W

Professionals build the Titanic.
Amateurs built the Ark!

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

Steve A W wrote:Michelle
It's lookin good so far.
Are You going to paint it like it was originally?
Keep up the good work.

Steve A W

Thanks Steve! I'm trying.

I have seen the original colors of "Seagull White & Newport Green". I've even researched the paint codes and had a close friend that is a painter look at the codes. I know he can mix them, but I'm not really fond of them. They seem, well, plain. I'm sure she was glowing in 1956, and I don't take that away, but I want to do something a little different.

I like the idea of a light sand color on the inside and on top. It would be a feasible color for easy clean up and cool for these hot Texas summer days. There was a color in 1956 that was more of a turquoise/blue green that I really like for the bottom. I will have to wait and see what the middle looks like, left shiny aluminum. I sure do like the look of the shiny aluminum, but it's hot! The million dollar question is: How much $$$$ do I want to spend on paint? :shock:

I have envisioned the seat cushions being pleated vinyl Turquoise/blue green and light sand, with piping, to match the boat. We'll see. You have to remember, this is my "money pit", so David says, and since I'm not exactly broke out with money, we'll just have to see. :LOL2:

Whatever the colors, the motor will be painted to match, and the trailer. (eventually)

So, kick in your thoughts on that.

M
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

I am sorry to report that I have not had the chance to cut out the transom, yet. We've had over 2" of rain in 24 hours. No complaints, No excuses, just stating a fact. Perhaps over the weekend.
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

User avatar
huntinfool
Posts: 1972
Joined: 05 Aug 2009, 22:58
13
Location: Katy, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by huntinfool »

Keep at it.

User avatar
Keystone
Donor
Posts: 487
Joined: 13 May 2013, 07:45
9
Location: Albert Lea, MN

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by Keystone »

Looking forward to seeing the completed project.
T.G.I.F. !!
Thank God I Fish
2014 G3 V167T Angler a.k.a. The Esox Lucius
Yamaha F40LA, MinnKota V2 PD45, Humminbird 581i HD DI Combo
U.S. Army 95BZ6 1979-1990
Originally from Bucks County, PA
Now Call Minnesota home....

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

Thanks guys! I probably needed that little "push". :)

As the sun rises, the sky is on fire with vivid colors of pink, purple and orange this morning, I am thankful for my eyes to see the beauty He created. [-o<

New battery and plugs for the Merc 70 on our Starcraft barge/pontoon, so I know that will be first in line today. With all the rain, the Sabine River is up, so I'm sure our girls and grandkids will head that way. Me, I'm kinda thinking I might have to get some wind in my face at some point today, maybe. First, take a stroll on the barge out on the lake, then maybe get the Harley's out. Fellows.....that transom wood might get cut today, and it might not. just sayin........ :wink: Who knows :?: We might decide to follow the girls down river. 8)

Thank you Lord, for such a beautiful day, family and this free country we call home. THANK YOU! [-o<

Enjoy the weekend!
M
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

lckstckn2smknbrls
Posts: 4652
Joined: 05 Oct 2008, 12:14
13
Location: Algonquin Il

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls »

Rustoleum paint can be custom tinted, there are about 100 colors available including a turquoise.
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Rustoleum paint can be custom tinted, there are about 100 colors available including a turquoise.

I did not know that. Thank you for the info. I'll do some research on it and see what they have available. Thanks again! :)

M
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain........not complaining, just stating a fact.

I did pull off the old steering wheel today and cleaned it up. Sanded on it some, then used Dawn and hot water. Yuk at all the black! I ordered some PC-7 epoxy to repair it with. I have read several older posts on here about the product and how to use it. We will see what the weather does in the next few days, as I know high humidity might affect it. Post some before pics of the steering wheel. Pretty sad. :(

M
LS steering wheel 4.16.2015b.jpg
LS steering wheel 4.16.2015c.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

VinTin
Posts: 67
Joined: 20 Dec 2014, 13:23
7
Location: Atanta GA area

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by VinTin »

Nice looking boat!

I found and bought what I thought was a Lonestar Admiral Deluxe in a local salvage yard a couple of years ago. I see now it must be a Clipper.

Keep up the good work.
Admiral Deluxe resized.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

VinTin wrote:Nice looking boat!

I found and bought what I thought was a Lonestar Admiral Deluxe in a local salvage yard a couple of years ago. I see now it must be a Clipper.

Keep up the good work.
Admiral Deluxe resized.JPG
OH WOW! Those are so rare! Only made in 1956!!!
So, where did you find her at? State?
If you would like for me to ID for you, I'll be glad to.
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

VinTin
Posts: 67
Joined: 20 Dec 2014, 13:23
7
Location: Atanta GA area

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by VinTin »

TexasLoneStar56 wrote: OH WOW! Those are so rare! Only made in 1956!!!
So, where did you find her at? State?
If you would like for me to ID for you, I'll be glad to.
I found it near Gainesville GA.

Thanks for the serial number info in the PM you sent.

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

VinTin wrote:
TexasLoneStar56 wrote: OH WOW! Those are so rare! Only made in 1956!!!
So, where did you find her at? State?
If you would like for me to ID for you, I'll be glad to.
I found it near Gainesville GA.

Thanks for the serial number info in the PM you sent.
You are very welcome. Glad to be of help.

BTW: :WELCOME: Aboard!
I hope you find this site as interesting and helpful as I do. Everyone on here is friendly and eager to share their knowledge. :)

Please do start a thread on your restore. I am anxious to see what you are doing with her, or one of other vintage boats you have. Please let me know where your thread is so that I may follow it! I do love those old Lone Stars! 8)

Stay tuned in on Miss Fifty-Six! Comments are always welcome! :D

M
Tyler, Texas
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

User avatar
TexasLoneStar56
Donor
Posts: 752
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
8
Location: Tyler, Texas

Lone Star 1956 Restore

Post by TexasLoneStar56 »

Vin Tin,

Would you be so kind as to take a measurement for me, please? I see your Clipper still has one gusset for the back of the seats. Ours were all gone. I would truly appreciate some measurements on it, if it is no trouble to you. No hurry, I'm still a ways away from manufacturing the gussets.

Thank you in advance!

M
Tyler, Texas
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"