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    Question 1986 Eliminator Daytona questions (Rebuild)

    So I found a 1985 Eliminator Daytona 21' its pretty hammered. The gel coat is cracked and the paint looks horrible. The carpet is ruined the seats are trashed and it has not been covered. The tires are dry rotted/flat and its buried in weeds. The trailer looks pretty bad as well it is tandem axle. The fender well bump panels are missing. It has the dominator pump that is set back and shoed as well as a manual place diverter. The motor has not been started in eight years nor do I know if it runs and it is a 454. It does have the rail motor mounts I dont know if they all have them or not. Oh yeah the steering wheel is trashed as well as all the cables. So the question is what would this bout be worth realistically.
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    based on the limited info i would say in the 1-2thousand range. with a hull approaching this age and stored out doors be advised to check it for rot. i am very concerned with these old hulls as i believe that u ultimately come out better-cheaper to purchase a new or newer hull. just mu .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnray069 View Post
    based on the limited info i would say in the 1-2thousand range. with a hull approaching this age and stored out doors be advised to check it for rot. i am very concerned with these old hulls as i believe that u ultimately come out better-cheaper to purchase a new or newer hull. just mu .02
    The motor is mild with cast heads he says its a 400-450 hp motor. Im gonna run out and take some pictures of it and see if i cant get them uploaded if that would help anybody give me a idea.

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    take someone with knowledge and spend sometime crawling around it. total up all the work then see what the numbers tell ya.
    then you can figure you're missing a few things also. don't be scared to jump just know what you're getting into. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    take someone with knowledge and spend sometime crawling around it. total up all the work then see what the numbers tell ya.
    then you can figure you're missing a few things also. don't be scared to jump just know what you're getting into. good luck

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    Hardin88, Man that is really sad... where are you located? Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Performance Jet View Post
    Hardin88, Man that is really sad... where are you located? Jim
    Im here Aztec New Mexico! I think it is sad too. That thing is just rotting and I want to get it and restore it but I dont know how much to offer the guy.

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    Yes, very sad. I would poke around the stringers with a screwdriver looking for delam and wood rot. Plan for the worst, new stringers, Pump rebuild, engine rebuild, etc. Then decide it you want to take it on. I wouldn't give more than $1000 to $1200. Bring your own tires.

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    88Hardin, That is a 19ft Eliminator Daytona, not the advertised 21ft.

    If looks to be in rough shape, but if the hull is structurally sound it would be a great candidate to bring back from the dead!

    I'd wouldnt pay too much though... the rebuild could nickle and dime you ontop of a hefty initial price. I'm sure the "experts" will chime in.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isanger View Post
    88Hardin, That is a 19ft Eliminator Daytona, not the advertised 21ft.

    If looks to be in rough shape, but if the hull is structurally sound it would be a great candidate to bring back from the dead!

    I'd wouldnt pay too much though... the rebuild could nickle and dime you ontop of a hefty initial price. I'm sure the "experts" will chime in.

    Good luck!
    I was told 21 but i never took a tape to it. I stepped it off and i thought it was a 19 but i figured hell my feet might be a little small.

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    Intersting looks like my old one.
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    I vote 19' too. that sucks to see it like that. start the offer super low and the owner will give you some insight. you can always raise your offer but never lower it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88hardin View Post
    Im here Aztec New Mexico! I think it is sad too. That thing is just rotting and I want to get it and restore it but I dont know how much to offer the guy.

    Please let me know if you pass on it, I need another project
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Please let me know if you pass on it, I need another project
    I can see past the Junk ,dirt and rot too , got some potential !

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