1964 Johnson Deluxe Resto-Mod!

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1964 Johnson Deluxe Resto-Mod!

Postby agleason » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:49 am

Hello everyone, I am begining a new topic to post pictures and progress on my restorod of my newly aquired Deluxe. Because parts for these are nearly impossible to find I will make modifications and not be too concerned with originality. Watch for more pictures and posts here on this thread.
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:07 pm

More pics.
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:57 pm

Spend most of the day building a dolly to rest the Deluxe on so I can get the old trailer from under it. I got the blue print from this web site in the library. It works AWESOME! The Deluxe is now at a height that comfortable. The rub rail is just above my belt and getting in and out is a breeze. The heavy duty casters make moving it around very easy. I built the Dolly for less than $100. Pictures attached!
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:43 pm

Update: I spend all day yesterday working to remove the lower engine cover. Of course the nuts for the mounting bolts turned in the rotten floor. That left me no choice but to start removing some the floor sooner than planned so I could get a sawzall underneath to cut the nuts off. Took most of the day, but I got them all out without damaging the cover...WHEW!
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Look what was hiding behind the remote control!
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Rosie the Riveter dropped by to lend a hand!
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby LeeMo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:24 pm

The photos of the boat are great, and having a real Rosie is totally awesome! You rock!
Best Always,
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:32 am

Has anyone ever experienced the engine and stringer being stuck together? I have all the bolts, mounts, even the exhaust loose. I can drive a wedge between the two and open a gap of 1/4 inch, but it snaps back when I remove the wedges. Hard to believe the spine could be frozen to the flywheel coupling. Any suggestions?
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:06 pm

I got the engine out... Finally! Had to remove the flywheel bolts because the input coupler on the flywheel is seized to the shaft. It wasn't easy to get those six bolts out in such a tight space.
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:01 pm

Update, I got the coupler off the shaft tonight. It was stuck pretty good. I had to use a heavy duty puller to get it to budge. Next is the I/O and then I get busy removing the rotten floor and water saturated foam this weekend.

PS: in the photo, what dumb thing did I do?

I bolted the engine to the stand with the chain fall chain trapped! Had to take it back off...
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby knuckles » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:43 pm

Awesome man...i am following along as i am about to buy a 62 same model....
Where did you find the drawing for the dolly?
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Re: 1964 Deluxe Restorod!

Postby agleason » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Hey Knuckles! Thanks for following along. I will be posting pictures and information on everything I do. Unfortunately, my Deluxe is well used and missing seats, etc. My goal is for it to run and look good, not worry too much about originality. The dolly is the best thing I've done so far. Makes moving it around a dream.
Here is a link to where I found the dolly:
download/file.php?id=693&mode=view

If that doesn't work it is located in the Library, Johnson Boats, Service Bulletins
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