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    We are in the process of gathering as much information as possible for this restoration of one of the Panic Mouse Hondos. The boat pictured is the one we have. I know there were many Panic Mouse boats that were used with slightly different paint schemes and rigging. So if any of you out there have any information regarding this particular Panic Mouse and would be willing to share or help out in any way to make this happen we would be very grateful! Some of you have been reading a thread titled "Hondo 70-72 Fuel Flats" that I started and trying to track down an boat for someone looking for one and then the thread kind of took a turn towards the Panic Mouse boat we have. So I have started this new thread dedicated to a legend of our sport in hopes of bringing this boat the glory that it deserves.
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    Pics of the boat in its current condition
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    That is great news! If I was to restore a drag boat that would be the one!. I think doing the gold / red metal flake is the best clear down to the rub rail. Thats the boat we all remember and not the t-deck...

    Cant wait to follow it along..

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    How do you know that was a Panic Mouse?

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    Hard to tell from th pics, but it has to be tough to remove a decent paint job even for a resto. But like v driver4 ever said, If your going to restore a drag boat, that one is in the top 5. Numbero ono of the flats.
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    I would get a hold of Mr. Bubby Wilton and ask him.
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    We got this boat from the man that bought it from Ray. He wants it back pretty bad, but we will not turn loose of it. Before the boat was painted in its current paint scheme it was sanded down to the original gel-coat. Underneath the paint on the boat now are the exact original colors in the picture above when Ray raced this boat. I know this because I have seen the colors with my own eyes. It even has the shadows of 007 on the side of the boat in the original gel-coat. We plan on putting the boat back to its original state when the paint on the boat gets stripped I will snap some more pics for you. We do have some old photos before its was painted and I will try to get them scanned. They are not the best quality so I will see if I can brighten them up.
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    I have a 69 Hondo Flatbottom with 007 stamped on the strut. What does this mean?

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    It was good talking to your Pop on Sunday. You guys are truly blessed to have this boat!
    Told your dad I would forward him the link to the period correct Dragster I did so he could get an idea of the kinda detail that needs to go into the project...

    http://cacklefest.com/Chubasco.shtml


    AND to all who doubt whether its a Panic Mouse...after talking to Aaron and his father and hearing who had it before them and the whole story...trust me...It's the REAL DEAL!!

    ARE YOU ALL AS JEALOUS AS I AM???

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    Yes I am Dave

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    OH!
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    I think I would leave the boat capped.

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