Improving a 1957 Cadillac

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jellyghost
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Improving a 1957 Cadillac

Post by jellyghost » 14 Sep 2018, 23:19

I finally found an aluminum boat, and I want to consider shining her up. She is a 1957 Cadillac, and I hope to post a complete set of pictures soon.

Do people ever paint the floor of their aluminum boat? I was wondering if it would be nice to paint it with bedliner or some type of grippy paint.

In addition, I can see a few places where the boat was punctured and repaired. On the bow, two holes where made an bolts with gaskets were inserted. One of these holes has a useful eye bolt for tying the boat to the trailer. The other hole just has a bolt and gasket plugging the hole. What is the normal way of repairing holes like this?


And... What is this thing in the attached picture?
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Post by DaleH » 15 Sep 2018, 07:45

I’d guess a PVC pipe went thru that vertical support to hold up a storage cover.
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Post by BillPlayfoot » 15 Sep 2018, 07:47

DaleH wrote:I’d guess a PVC pipe went thru that vertical support to hold up a storage cover.
I agree

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Post by BillPlayfoot » 15 Sep 2018, 07:50

jellyghost wrote:I finally found an aluminum boat, and I want to consider shining her up. She is a 1957 Cadillac, and I hope to post a complete set of pictures soon.

Do people ever paint the floor of their aluminum boat? I was wondering if it would be nice to paint it with bedliner or some type of grippy paint.
I would use a bedliner paint or that flexseal stuff.

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Post by BillPlayfoot » 15 Sep 2018, 07:53

jellyghost wrote:
In addition, I can see a few places where the boat was punctured and repaired. On the bow, two holes where made an bolts with gaskets were inserted. One of these holes has a useful eye bolt for tying the boat to the trailer. The other hole just has a bolt and gasket plugging the hole. What is the normal way of repairing holes like this?
Tig weld, in my opinion, would be the best repair technique

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Post by jellyghost » 15 Sep 2018, 14:24

Thank you!
In less than 24 hours, my three questions are answered!

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Post by Pappy » 15 Sep 2018, 19:48

There are marine non-skid paints that will look and be more correct for that application. Would be a shame to do bedliner in a classic!

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