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new member with a 78 viper

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: new member with a 78 viper

Post by YDOC462 » Apr 26, 2013 6:55 pm

looking good man :up:
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » May 04, 2013 8:59 pm

hauled some a** workin on this thing today. grinding still.. makes a huge mess, but its a step closer. I bought 25 yards of fiberglass fabric, and a combined total of 7.5 gallons of resin and hardener. transom boards are all cut out also. I'm not gonna lie, I am nervous to start laying glass, because I am new to this kind of work. I only did it once before and it was less than perfect and a long time ago.. I WANT a grinding disk that works faster than the steel grinding disk ive been using. I know someone bought it for their build... I forgot what its called.

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » May 04, 2013 10:22 pm

pics.. finally no more black on the boat.. almost. for the pad damage, will cabosil and sanding work? or build up fiberglass fabric? the plywood will be a rear fishing deck for my cousin.. hopefully it will see some use i know you all might not be into the mod but we fish A LOT
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » May 11, 2013 10:31 pm

more updates
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by Hippie459MN » May 12, 2013 6:21 am

Looking good so far. :up:
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » May 12, 2013 9:17 pm

just a couple pics of transom buildup, and a silly faced image of myself pretending to drive this thing. yes i look silly, it was the intended look at the moment
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » Aug 02, 2013 8:01 pm

doing a little more work. more pics coming soon
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by varmint1 » Aug 02, 2013 8:51 pm

Looking good! A step closer to putting it in the water

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by 265mercman » Aug 02, 2013 9:07 pm

looks good keep up progress and pics love seeing a old hydrostream coming back to life means there never gona die out

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