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« on: December 18, 2007, 09:41:29 PM »
So after a few years of being done with “project” boats I found this little beauty!  It has been sitting for years, but the hull is in fantastic condition. I’m waiting to see what’s in the engine!

It’s a 1978 Eliminator Bubble, 4-bolt 454, Berk. JC, Diverter, ride plate etc…
Someone was racing it at one point as #565 “Running Wild” It still has the kill switch etc.

The kicker: when I pulled the interior I found an empty Miller light can, a bottle of tanning oil and three porn mags… still in the paper bag, although moldy, all from the early 80’s.

The premise was to keep this a good budget project.  I’m going to keep this baby for local trips and leave the Carrera out at the river. My dream is to get both on the water so I can stand on the beach and force myself to decide which one I want to run  ;D

If you guys can help me out I need the following:

-Used interior… preferably matching! Or a reference to anyone that can do it on a budget
-A place to paint the trailer OR a someone that can shoot it cheap
-Used steering cable or assy, rotary.
-Used steering wheel
-Used (operable) diverter cable

I'll keep ya'll updated!







Last Sat I had the motor pulled for a little freshening up. I found a milkshake, most likely from a blown head gasket it appears. I have to make this thing run pump gas, and new springs, valves, etc etc is going in… I’m not taking any chances!




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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 09:56:30 PM »
So after a few years of being done with “project” boats I found this little beauty!  It has been sitting for years, but the hull is in fantastic condition. I’m waiting to see what’s in the engine!

It’s a 1978 Eliminator Bubble, 4-bolt 454, Berk. JC, Diverter, ride plate etc…
Someone was racing it at one point as #565 “Running Wild” It still has the kill switch etc.

The kicker: when I pulled the interior I found an empty Miller light can, a bottle of tanning oil and three porn mags… still in the paper bag, although moldy, all from the early 80’s.

The premise was to keep this a good budget project.  I’m going to keep this baby for local trips and leave the Carrera out at the river. My dream is to get both on the water so I can stand on the beach and force myself to decide which one I want to run  ;D

If you guys can help me out I need the following:

-Used interior… preferably matching! Or a reference to anyone that can do it on a budget
-A place to paint the trailer OR a someone that can shoot it cheap
-Used steering cable or assy, rotary.
-Used steering wheel
-Used (operable) diverter cable

I'll keep ya'll updated!







Last Sat I had the motor pulled for a little freshening up. I found a milkshake, most likely from a blown head gasket it appears. I have to make this thing run pump gas, and new springs, valves, etc etc is going in… I’m not taking any chances!





Very nice boat want to trade.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 10:02:23 PM »
Now this is my expert opinion. I state I am an expert. Take the boat give me a call. Then we are gonna talk, then you are going to sell it to me for what you paid for it. You are getting into a big project and you are lucky I am even willing to take it off your hands....

I know ur welcome

Nice boat btw

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 10:17:24 PM »
Now this is my expert opinion. I state I am an expert. Take the boat give me a call. Then we are gonna talk, then you are going to sell it to me for what you paid for it. You are getting into a big project and you are lucky I am even willing to take it off your hands....

I know ur welcome

Nice boat btw
I agree with Blue it's a big project I got a turn key boat waiting for you.

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 10:22:38 PM »
Very nice looking boat !! Tom

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 11:00:39 PM »
Thanks Tom,

I'll be giving you a call about these cables etc...

The rest of you guys are making me laugh!  ;D


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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 08:06:10 AM »
What a bunch of losers you all are!  Never mind the stupid boat, let's see/hear about the porn mags?   ;)

BTW, buddy has one of those boats and they make a really nice boat.....congrats

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 08:58:47 AM »
Check your PMs Tom

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007, 11:30:20 AM »
See Brian you been hanging around me too much last summer! Nice looking ride ;D Let me know if you need any help. Should be fun this summer running both boats , thats the way to do it. Hot rod for the speed runs and cruiser for the chop. I pm'ed you my guys upholstery info also.

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