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Viper rebuild

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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Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Sep 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Cleared the shop to start the Viper rebuild...well, starting
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with the gutting process first.

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by VultureNo2 » Sep 18, 2012 8:29 pm

Welcome to the site Joe and great start. Keep the pictures coming. Bill :up:

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by Hippie459MN » Sep 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Looking awesome! :up:

Love that jig.
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by Gibbs87VKing » Sep 18, 2012 11:10 pm

Love n it and loving your shop set up.

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by RussF » Sep 19, 2012 3:47 am

yeahhhhhhhhh nice shop.................... :up:
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by beavertonae-21 » Sep 19, 2012 11:55 am

X2 on the nice shop!!!! you clearly have some serous skills !

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by YDOC462 » Sep 19, 2012 2:52 pm

Nice!

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Sep 19, 2012 3:20 pm

Thanks guys! I'm glad I found this website. I'm not sure about my skills, but i'm sure about my passion for fast boats. I will keep you posted on my rebuild progress. There is one more weekend of racing left in my region, so a lot of shop time after that!
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by alaskastreamin » Sep 20, 2012 5:35 pm

You even painted your jig!! I'm such a loser!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Oct 01, 2012 8:33 am

Took a break this weekend from the itchy process of removing the core. Went to Kentucky and participated in the APBA Modified Central divisionals. I competed in the 850cc class and finished 2nd. The weather was perfect and the competition was tough.

Here are a couple videos from Saturdays racing:

http://youtu.be/IwHmwVwUGG4

http://youtu.be/_LHW80UOp_o

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