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Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-20-2009, 4:35 PM Reply   
finally my boat is done. i put a remanufactured engine in(thanks nacho for your help) and i got the upholstery redone too. the upholstery cost me 350 in materials in which i got at cost and i spent 400 in labor. i took all the pieces to mexico and just reinstalled them today. its not perfect but im hoping the upholstery will stretch and settle in a little with time. i was quoted 3k in the US and paid a total of 750. so while im not 100 percent satisfied with the outcome i keep telling myself i saved 2300 bucks. the engine cost me about 1500 i took the old one out and put the new one in to save on labor. i got it fired up last night and broke in the camshaft. im going to take it to the river tomorrow to tool around. its supposed to be 81 tomorrow.

Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-20-2009, 4:36 PM Reply   
a couple more

Old    Todd (antoddio)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-20-2009, 4:50 PM Reply   
Upholstrey looks great, not 100%, but like 95%. You should be very happy with that.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-20-2009, 4:53 PM Reply   
I think you want the upholstery to shrink right. It looks loose. Hey, what was that movie where those teens went to Mexico to have their car seats reupholstered and they were stuffed with sh#t. No pun intended your post just jarred that movie in my memory. Hope it works out.
Old    Steve™ (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       02-20-2009, 5:05 PM Reply   
I think it looks great Alan, nice job! Do you have any 'before' pics?

Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-20-2009, 5:13 PM Reply   
here are a couple of the before pics.


Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-20-2009, 5:17 PM Reply   

Old    Rod (rvh3)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-20-2009, 5:36 PM Reply   
Wow! What an improvement. Nice work..
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-20-2009, 6:31 PM Reply   
it looks really nice!
Old    Justin (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-20-2009, 8:02 PM Reply   
Nice. My uncle has a 502 equipped 210 that could use an overhaul and I've always thought how sweet it would be to make a project out of it.
Old    wakemania (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-20-2009, 8:09 PM Reply   
The vinyl will shrink some with exposure to the sun and heat over the summer. It will look great and doesn't look bad at all right now.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-20-2009, 8:47 PM Reply   
You outsourced your upholstery work? JK looks pretty darn good a hell of a lot better. Congrats it's like a whole new boat.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-20-2009, 11:26 PM Reply   
dang good job
Old    Jman (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-21-2009, 7:13 PM Reply   
Wakemania is right. My new upholstery had some pretty good wrinkles in it until it sat in the sun for a while. It will probably look fine.

Old    Dave Broderick (nosebleed)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-21-2009, 7:44 PM Reply   
Nice work!!! How much was the refurbed engine? (if you don't mind me asking)
Old    pete c (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-21-2009, 8:30 PM Reply   
^^it says 1500$ in his 1st post.
looks allright, I'd let it sit in the sun for a while !
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-22-2009, 7:17 AM Reply   
im not possitive but im pretty sure if you are realllllly careful that a heat gun will shrink that for you. I would do a small spot and reallllly take your time. That drivers seat looks really good btw
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-22-2009, 7:38 AM Reply   
I thought the same thing but I would be scared to try maybe even a blow dryer to start and go from there.
Old    Phil Jakubowski (65sanford)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-22-2009, 1:58 PM Reply   
It looks like a great improvement--start with the hair dryer to shrink--only use a heat gun if you are familialr with using one--hair dryer should do the trick to shrink it up a bit(then the sun won't start to bleach it out right away)
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-23-2009, 8:35 AM Reply   
i have a heat gun but i think im going to hold out and see if the sun/time will take care of it
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-23-2009, 9:56 AM Reply   
Looks great Alan, nice job.

A summer in Yuma should take care of those wrinkles!
Old    Jman (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-23-2009, 10:16 AM Reply   
A few hours in direct sun will make a big difference. As you said, I would just wait and let the sun take care of it.

Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-24-2009, 11:52 AM Reply   
Alan, no problem at all bro!! Glad to see you got it in there without any issues. Is the cam the same as stock on GT40's?

Interior looks like a new boat! Bet you're glad to have that teal outta there... Looks great man.
Old    Jim Aikins (ccryder)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-24-2009, 12:16 PM Reply   
Hey Alan,
Looks great, wish I was still coming down to ride..... Come a long way since the 205 with pumpless ballast.
Old    Patrick Seay (wakex2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-24-2009, 12:20 PM Reply   
put some boobies in bikinis in those seats and you won't think another thing about the wrinkles in the vinyl
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-24-2009, 7:59 PM Reply   
hey nacho that cam isnt the same. he used a comp cam part number 35-255-5 grind fw xe254h-14. i dont know what those numbers mean but he stated this was that cam to use for my application.

jim, i wish you were still coming down too, those were the good ole days! im moving to va in a few weeks.
Old    Brian Kaufman (madison_boarder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-24-2009, 8:17 PM Reply   
Wouldn't a hair dryer allow you to shrink the vinyl to fit? The guides I've seen to re-doing upholstery always show that as a vital step in the process.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-24-2009, 9:42 PM Reply   
brian i took a heat gun to a piece of the upholstery today. it did shrink in nicely however im just afraid im going to mess something up so im gonna leave it alone.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-25-2009, 8:57 AM Reply   
Nice numbers on that cam! The original gt40 cams were damn good to start with. That comp has better torque in a low RPM range.

have you loaded it down yet? You've got a new boat there man!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-25-2009, 9:27 AM Reply   
Very nice, great job!!
Old    trey mclendon (tdiggity)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-25-2009, 1:35 PM Reply   
for what you payed or i guess i should say what you saved id be stoked with the way the upholstery came out
Old    trey mclendon (tdiggity)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-25-2009, 1:36 PM Reply   
I wish I lived close enough to mexico to go down there and get mine done , Damn gringos around here want $1800 to do my closed bow DD

(Message edited by tdiggity on February 25, 2009)


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