Featured: Keith & Michelle's 1977 Hondo Pantera GT

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« on: January 31, 2015, 11:15:54 AM »
This is Keith (crewchief22) & Michelle's 1977 Hondo Pantera GT. It has the original gelcoat with a Jacuzzi WJ pump.















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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 12:51:14 PM »
Bad Ass boat.
Is it time for the River yet?????

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 12:51:15 PM »
Sweet float!

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 01:09:47 PM »
Beautiful boat! Always one of my favorites. 👍👍


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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 04:27:34 PM »
Beautiful boat again… Is that the original gel coat?
Is it time for the River yet?????

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 07:05:44 PM »
Beautiful boat


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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2015, 07:08:21 PM »
Beautiful boat again… Is that the original gel coat?

Yes. Original gel from '77
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2015, 07:29:15 PM »
Nice it always looks good in videos.
Is it time for the River yet?????

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 07:53:35 PM »
One Clean Boat! The first or last pic should be the new shirt design.  :thumbup:




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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2015, 09:36:18 PM »
Thanks for the shout out Brad. 

I was kind of lucky to find this boat available when I was looking.  For those that don't know the story, I located this boat in Visalia Ca on Ebay.  It was at an automotive consignment lot and the guy really didn't want to ship it to Florida to the guy that was bidding on it.  I drove up to check it out in person and we made a deal.  Since then we've overhauled the original engine & pump, replaced the upholstery, fuel tanks, wiring & gauges.  Was it a good deal?  Probably not, but it's unique and I like having something that is a little different.

I was also lucky enough to find SCJB early in it's existence and have been able to meet some awesome people that have become great friends.

Thanks
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2015, 11:18:57 PM »
Had it not been for that third pic if someone told me they saw you driving your boat I would of called them a lire..... Boat is awesome though, should definitely be a shirt worthy pic.


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In my best "grandad" voice with a cigarette hanging out of my mouth....  "if a day goes by and you learn nothing, I hope like hell you got a lot of sleep".... :thumbup:

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2015, 09:05:10 AM »
I have such fond memories from my youth going to the Long Beach drags and trying to pick which boat would win by make. Of course we would always pick the Sanger because we had just bought one...  Always loved the style of the Hondos.  Seeing all the old school stuff makes me happy. Awesome boat hopefully we can meet this season if all goes well.

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2015, 12:13:15 PM »
Had it not been for that third pic if someone told me they saw you driving your boat I would of called them a lire.....


That's funny, because in the pic it looks like I'm trying to figure out what to do.   ;D
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 11:25:52 AM »
Sweet Ride!


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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 01:59:30 PM »
Super clean boat looks even better in person

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 02:51:34 PM »
I agree that's the shirt boat right there

 


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