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Old 10-17-2004, 03:06 PM
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I went with the Platinum look. It really made a difference but did not take away from the classic look.
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Old 10-17-2004, 05:30 PM
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Just sell it and buy mine
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:04 AM
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In the end I guess it really depends on who you are trying to please and impress. I went through the same thing when I bought my '64 Vette.

You've got the "young" who weren't around when these were popular, so stock doesn't impress them, it'll just look like a crappy old boat no matter what you do, especially with all that "Wood?" and aluminum "windows?" !! Makes 'em think of the old alumn windows in grandpa's house. "Probably gonna have the same smell" they'll say...."Don who????"

Then you've got the "elders" who are nostalgic for the original look and craftsmanship, and classic timeless good looks, who will think changing any of it is "ruinning" it....."Don was a God".

Best thing to do is impress yourself, cause it's your boat! Which, my guess, is probably somewhere in between those two . Keep making small changes if you want till you can stand back and say "damn that looks sweet!"......Don't worry about the rest of us. Hell with worrying about resale. Do you really care how much it's next owner likes it?? This is your time, enjoy it!!

Thats whats so cool about the 28, it looks great at both extremes and everything in-between!.........................
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:12 AM
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No matter what you do, that boat will always be cool. Unless you put an OL paint job on it!
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If your trying to recoup ANY money forget it. I completely (yes, completely) restored my 28 to new. I didn't care about the cost because thats what I wanted. If I had planned on getting the money back out of it, I never would have gone to the extent I did.

That is your main question you have to answer.
Brandon, who ended up with your 28? That thing was really something special.
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:20 AM
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I say keep the small blocks, if the drives are still in good order I'd keep them too. If not, look into the Konrad drives.
As for changing to looks of the boat....DON'T!
A 70's vintage Cig is a real classic. I personally like the teak trim, I like the way it looks.
You say the gauges are shot? Try to stay with a similar style as the original. I think that any changes from originality could devalue the boat.

I like the way it looks now. If it were mine I'd be tickled just to own it.
Don Aronow used the best materials money could by, why change it?

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here ya go
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Nice, but I'd still have to loose the teak door in favor of either a fiberglass or plexiglass door. I detest teak. It's impossible to keep looking good.
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I'd keep the trs, your not gonna break em with small blocks. That boat is a killer reliable setup the way it is, so why change it. After spending time on thrillseekers boat I really love these 28 cigs.
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Brandon, who ended up with your 28? That thing was really something special.
"NickoTeen" here on the board owns it now. I get to see it all the time on the lake . He drives it every weekend.
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