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1980 Viper Rebirth

Restoring your Hydrostream or just giving it a small makeover? What better place than to show off your project. Big or small.
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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by proprider » Nov 19, 2017 9:07 am

Adam, great looking project that you got yourself into. Looks like your taking your time and doing it right. Great job!

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by AdamDK » Nov 19, 2017 9:40 am

Thanks Joe. Like I said in my PM on S&F, your rebuild was amazing and is a great inspiration on how I'll be building mine.

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by proprider » Nov 19, 2017 9:45 am

Your welcome Adam! I’ll get my thread updated sometime soon. I need to resize all my recent photos. Please know that I’m here to help. This build of mine was my first, but I’m gaining experience...just like you!

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by AdamDK » Nov 26, 2017 9:25 pm

Weekend November 25/26th, 2017:

The dusty itchy work begins.
I finished removing the core from the pad, trimmed down the leftover sections of the keelbox, and the bits and pieces of transom left along the edges.

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Using a 36 grit brazed cup wheel for my grinder, I got to work.

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That's pretty much it so far. I don't see the need to rush it.
On a side note, trying to grind woven-roving is a real PITA.

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by Hippie459MN » Nov 26, 2017 10:28 pm

Looking good man! Keep on a grinding! :up: :boating:
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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by proprider » Nov 28, 2017 4:00 pm

I sure remember that look! Looks like your making great progress. Get that skin clean and smooth to bed that new core into. Thanks for the update Adam!

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by AdamDK » Dec 10, 2017 10:05 pm

Sunday December 10th, 2017:

Not much to update. Just been grinding grinding grinding. I have almost all of the bottom done - then have to do the transom and sides. Then the glasswork begins.

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I came across 2 puncture holes in the pad.

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My work will be on a 2 week shutdown for the holidays, so hopefully I'll have the grinding done by the end of this week and can then start laying the new glass, core, transom, and stringers when I'm off. Wife works retail so I'll have lots of alone time with my boat. :)

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by Hippie459MN » Dec 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Good thing is, once it's ready to go back together, you can easily have it knocked out in a few days easy.

Looks awesome so far. :up:

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Re: 1980 Viper Rebirth

Post by AdamDK » Dec 10, 2017 10:25 pm

Possibly. The only concern after all the grinding is done is money. 2 week shutdown at work means 2 weeks with no paycheque ("paycheck" for those that don't understand Canadian). I have about $1200 set aside for materials. Hopefully I can stretch it far enough to get the bulk of the structural work completed. Our prices in Canada are a lot higher than in the States.

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