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chris craft capri 55 or 56

Post by Captbob626 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:01 pm

My title says 55 chris craft capri. My serial # is
CP 19 350.
The card says it was shipped in February 1956.
So I was wondering if it is actually a 1956.
Does that change the upholstry colors or any thing else?

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Post by Brian Robinson » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:28 pm

Definitely a 1956 model.

What does the hull card say for upholstery? Carpenter Special Flame?
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Post by Captbob626 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:36 am

Cerulean blue
When I first saw the interior I thought it had been redone but the hull card says Cerulean Blue.

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Post by Brian Robinson » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:39 pm

That is pretty unique upholstery for that model. I don't know how many 19's came that way, but I doubt very many, your's may have been special ordered that way. Can you post your hull card?
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Post by Reginald Down » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:49 pm

Bob - It would be great to see a photo of your Capri with that unique upholstery color if possible. Is there any way to determine approximately how many '56 Capri's were originally produced with Cerulean Blue upholstery?
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Post by Don Ayers » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:54 pm

Only by going through the entire hull card data base will you get that answer. You might note in the latest issue the 21' Capri has the full data base published. They made a lot more of the 19' version but it would be interesting.
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Post by mattwells » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Don Ayers wrote:You might note in the latest issue the 21' Capri has the full data base published. They made a lot more of the 19' version but it would be interesting.
Cerulean Blue is listed for a couple 21-footers. Would be worth tracking down those owners if possible to make sure you have the right shade.

What type of flooring does your hull card list?

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56 capri interior

Post by Captbob626 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:29 pm

I tried to post the picture and hull card but when I ad image the card that comes up is in a forign language. Probably me, not nowing how to post a pictue. Can someone give m a little guidance<
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Post by Captbob626 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:39 pm

OK here we go I'll try again.

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Post by Captbob626 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:52 pm

Don,
When you refer to the latest issue are you refering to the Brass Bell? The last issue I have is the fall 09. I did not see anything in there on the 21 ft Capri?

Bob

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Post by Don Ayers » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:51 pm

Winter 2010 is the issue I'm talking about. most have got by now but some are still getting in the mail.

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Post by Brian Robinson » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:12 pm

Thanks for posting the hull card.

It says right on there that your boat was special ordered with the Cerulean Blue upholstery in place of standard (special flame/black/white). Very cool! You have something very unique in the Capri series!

Also, another give-a-way of a '56 vs. a '55 is the wood ceiling boards, rather than upholstered like the '55s.
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Post by Captbob626 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:32 pm

Thanks Don & Brian. Looking forward to getting my Winter Brass Bell.
This has been a real experience.
Thanks Brian for the info.
Not sure why my title says 1955. I will probably never know. I am sure I can get it changed.

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Post by Reginald Down » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:38 pm

Guys - This is just another example of what makes the CCABC and the Boat Buzz Forum so great. Also why the Mariners' Museum Chris-Craft Archive is such a valuable resource.
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Post by Don Ayers » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:53 am

CaptBob;

Hard to tell from the pics but are you thinking that the material in your boat is the original?? Does it match the sample on the card Brian posted?

Agree with Brian, really cool deal with that interior.

Would love to see you continue that or replicate as close as you can.

I think Basler might have a source for a manufacturer that can do small custom runs
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Post by Don Ayers » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:55 am

BTW, here is another swatch card with that color on it.

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Post by Captbob626 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:19 pm

I was thinking about keeping it the same if I can come up with the material. Besides my wife likes the color. That makes it an easy decision.
I sent an e mail to tupper & twiggs and they thought they may be able to come up with something close if I sent them a sample, which I will do when I get to that point.
The interior is the original I am sure of that. When I took the dash apart and inside the crash bumper etc I have a few untouched by sun samples.

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21 capri

Post by clarks » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:38 pm

I got the new brass bell and was went right to the section on 21 capris, mine is 21-75 the last 1955 and was shipped to hot springs Ar. I haven't seen the hull card but have more info on my boat. Thanks brass bell

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Post by Brian Robinson » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:59 pm

Bruce, you must mean you have 21-074, the last '55, and shipped to Hot Springs, AR. 075 was the first '56 shipped to NYC.
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Post by Captbob626 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:02 pm

Don,
I just read your reply again. I did not answer you. I think the color is correct but the seats I think have been redone. I think the back rests are original but the seats were redone. I think they should have a 3 piece cushion, Mine are 1 piece. I would like to find a picture of what they look like so I can replicate.

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