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Old 09-26-2012, 10:58 PM
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Here's a link to another 217 rebuild in case it can give you any ideas

http://www.nwoffshore.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3765
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:19 PM
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Thanks I cant wait to see the pics! It took me ten minutes to figure out that I was on a different site and that’s why I couldn’t see the pics. I am going to sign up tonight after I drop the engine in my Mirage.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:01 AM
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Mirages are cool old boats, glad you are saving this one. Keep the pics coming!
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:57 PM
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Thank you! I would have had more pictures of it out and on the water but the used engine I just put in didn’t last 10 min so it will probably be spring before I have more to show.
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Not real exciting compared to the hard work that so many others have done on here but I’m still excited that my project is finally done and on the water. This was a pretty straight forward rebuild with Partial stringer/floor replacement, fuel tank repair, entire 454 engine/outdrive and all accessories added with the new engine completely rebuilt, all new wood and some vinyl for the interior seats and to top it all off a complete wet sand and buff along with some teak wood oil. If I had to do it all over again I would definitely do some things different but most of that was my own naive fault when dealing with another OSO member when I bought a pair of engines. Live and learn!
This is just a couple of pictures from the other weekend.



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Old 07-19-2013, 02:45 PM
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I have two of the big Mirage stickers that would look great on the side of that.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:27 PM
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10 MONTHS FROM JUNK TO SHINY RUNNING,USABLE BOAT -- BETTER THAN MOST PROJECTS
GREAT JOB
HAVE FUN AND SPEND NEXT WINTER TWEEKIN ALL THE LITTLE THINGS
OR BUY ANOTHER BIGGER PROJECT ..LOL ..ITS A DISEASE
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:59 PM
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Great job! Boat looks sweet! Got pics of the new engine?
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:18 AM
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Awesome job man
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Nice job on the rebuild, I just acquired a boat in similar condition and glad I found your thread. Pretty much going to have a step for step similar rebuild. I am having a hard time locating parts like the plastic for the headlights and a couple other small things. Have you had any luck or know where I can find parts like these.
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