My father is an auction junkie. If you've watched Storage Wars or American Pickers you get the idea. He's been at it for over 20 years. Over the years he's scored a few cool surf items for me including my $20 Skil 100 and a pristeen very rare Greg Noll for $75. Today he came through once again.
After cleaning 40 years of gook off the board it was in pretty good shape. Unfortunately at some point the owner ran it into the bottom putting the pictured stress cracks. Rather than making a proper repair someone made a half ass attempt to re-gloss the board with sanding resin. The deck side of the board is in very good shape.
Only other problem is the fin box is loose. After removing the gook from the fin a near pristeen fin emerged. Fin is huge standing 11" off of the bottom. I'm guessing the fin is worth more than I paid for the board.
My plan for the board is to get the fin box out the least invasive way I can and re-install it. I plan on grinding out all dings and repairing as good as humanly possible. Then the plan is to sand the whole board and give it a fresh gloss.
Looking for suggestions for the nose cracks and getting the fin box out as cleanly as possible. Was thinking of glassing the nose with a layer of 2oz or 4oz after carefully dremmelling out the black in the crack lines.
Then I plan on riding the crap out of it.
PS: It's a 7'6 x 3 5/8 x 23. By the way, the wide point and the thick point are both only 35" from the tail. Serial number begins with 67 so I assume this board was made in 67.