Under Hardtop trim

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Under Hardtop trim

Postby EWRice » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:24 pm

When I aquired my '72 32 Express, the previous owner had replaced the factory ceiling under the hardtop with a tongue and groove varnished wood. Actually looks pretty good, but he never put the perimeter trim back up. I am questioning weather I even have all the pieces. Does anybody have any pictures of what the trim layout is for this boat?
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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby EWRice » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:44 pm

Still looking for info on this if available. Also, what was the original ceiling material?
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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby meltonhill » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:52 am

Mine is a 1968 but it matches the ceiling in the cabin. Perforated holes on a white vinyl. The trim on mine is teak , approximately 4 pieces one on each side two on the back.

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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:31 pm

Same as meltonhill's. mine's a 73. Ceiling must have been put on before the pipe carrying the wires and cables to the FB. Best pics I can find. 2 pieces with the white trim in middle hiding the seam, The teak has the snaps for the canvas on the sides. 2 pieces across the front.
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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby EWRice » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:12 pm

Rob, that is sharp looking. That is the result I am working towards. I like the varnished wood around your windshields.
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1972 32' Express flybridge
"AL13"
Twin 318s
On board air & prime 920
1963 Thompson Super Sea Lancer
Graymarine 327
1961 Alumacraft 12'
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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby Busia » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:31 pm

[quote="Rob"]Same as meltonhill's. mine's a 73. Ceiling must have been put on before the pipe carrying the wires and cables to the FB. Best pics I can find. 2 pieces with the white trim in middle hiding the seam, The teak has the snaps for the canvas on the sides. 2 pieces across the front.

Rob, you boat looks like mine. I also had windshield wiper on driver's side only. I found the factory put a wire on the other side also. If you want, easy to put another one on the other side. Buy a wiper motor with the longest shaft possible, and a wiper arm and blade. --Ed
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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby Rob » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:15 pm

Hey Ed I'll have to check for that extra wire. I have to find a replacement blade for the drivers side. Haven't searched that hard though.
Thanks EWRice I need to replace the ceiling it's getting rot around the edges. I like the idea of a varnished wood and adding an access door for the electronics.
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Re: Under Hardtop trim

Postby EWRice » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:37 am

Rob,
My wipers use standard automotive style blades. I don't know if my arms are original though.

The previous owner used tongue and groove pine under my hardtop. Wainscoting I think. Good try, but he fell short of getting it right. I have a few things to fix. Looks good though.
Muskegon Lake
1972 32' Express flybridge
"AL13"
Twin 318s
On board air & prime 920
1963 Thompson Super Sea Lancer
Graymarine 327
1961 Alumacraft 12'
'55 10hp Johnson