Vintage restored boards

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by JMAC, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. Sax-son

    Sax-son Active Member

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    Very nice! I wish I had a c note for everyone one of those old propylene TRAF fins that I have replaced over the years. I'd have some serious money. Your project reminds me of a Weber Professional that I had that required a similar repair. Unfortunately, I am not a shaper so I had to call in my buddy to do the foam work as that board had a flat bottom nose and down rails north of the step. It came out pretty good. We colored over the new foam in order to disguise the repair a little better. It had a paisley print deck and we blended the color to match the print. They remind me of art projects in a way.
     
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  2. shapewright

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    Got it all squared away on the Model A, new nose, corners of tail, zillion rail ding/shatters, removed snapped polypro and made replacement fiberglass fin that can be removed from the original glass box.
     
  3. DJR

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  4. Tlri

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    I had a rudimentary at best knowledge of glass work from years working in boat yards and delivering boats. Looking at this is awesome. Love seeing the work you guys do, hope that some day I’ll be able to take the time to learn at least a part of the shaping/glassing craft
    For now I’ll keep plugging away at work and trying to keep my head above water. Living vicariously through your pictures and descriptions any trying to learn how to ride these things much less shape them.
     
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  5. Sax-son

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    That is about the best salvage/restoration I have probably ever seen. It take a lot to keep focused on a project like this. Most folks probably don't know, but you could probably build a new board with less effort to do something like this. It take determination and attention to detail to pull this off.
     
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  6. SeniorGrom

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    No master craftsman here just an interest in old boards and helping enthusiastic surfers. This 7'1" early 70s Jim Phillips came to me with a funky bondo farm-fixed exploded Wave Set box and many nose, tail, and rail dings. The owner is hoping to surf it again soon!


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  7. Sax-son

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    That board is still in pretty good shape. I remember the WaveSet boxes well. However, was that slotted part where that fin slipped into a separate attachment? That is where my memory gets a little foggy. WaveSets had those 2 allen wrench screws and I kind or remember that slotted fins system as one of the first adjustable fins came around. I kind of remember a wedge thing that kept those fins in place. That was just prior to the adjustable box we know today.
     
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  8. SeniorGrom

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    First time I ever saw this notched set up from WaveSet. After shady my go to researcher reached out we found that both Kirk Putnam and Jim Phillips had seen it. There was a Variable WaveSet insert that’s more common with a 2 screw plate that could be slid back and forth & locked in place. Prior to this one the only notched system I had seen was called “guidance”. On both the fin was pushed down in the desired place then knocked to the rear with your palm or rubber mallet to lock in place. Little spacer clips could be put in front and rear to fill the void.
     
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  9. garagefull

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    The box you are thinking about was called the Variable Waveset. Those worked well if you got one of the black glass filled fins, which had a thicker tab where the screws went in. The clear polycarbonate fins had a flat tab less than 1/8" thick and those broke easily. I broke one of those fins hitting a thick ball of kelp.
     

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  10. garagefull

    garagefull Active Member

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    After the Variable Waveset, they came out with the Waveset II fin box, like the one SeniorGrom is working on. It had these little teeth, kind of like the Guidance Fin System that was out around the same time. I've seen a few boards with the Waveset II box, but they all had solid fins. Never have seen a hollow fin like the one in the Waveset ad.
     

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