Welcome to HydrostreamForums.com
If you're not registered, please consider doing so. It's easy - just click the "Register" link at the top
right corner of the page. Our forum needs members like you to contribute to the site in order to survive.
We are a community of boat lovers and Hydrostream enthusiasts here; we are happy to help anyone
who may need advice or guidance for their 'Stream; and we encourage members to offer their advice
and guidance to others as well. Thank you for visiting our forums, and please register.
We're better than Facebook.

Registering only takes a few minutes and you can do so by CLICKING HERE

If you are a member, don't forget to log in to take full advantage of the forum.

Viper rebuild

Restoring your Hydrostream or just giving it a small makeover? What better place than to show off your project. Big or small.
User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Jan 19, 2015 8:01 pm

Got the hull on the rolling cradle. Had to adjust the bunks a bit and got it to sit well. When it comes time to flip it over, I'll just readjust the bunks to fit accordingly. The hull is at a good working height and the cradle is heavy enough that I'll be able to rig it with the engine prior to going back on the trailer. Starting to get pumped!!
Attachments
DSCF4870 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4870 (Copy).JPG (82.35 KiB) Viewed 518 times
DSCF4875 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4875 (Copy).JPG (75.91 KiB) Viewed 518 times
DSCF4876 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4876 (Copy).JPG (85.01 KiB) Viewed 518 times

User avatar

YDOC462
HSF Lifetime Supporter
HSF Lifetime Supporter
Posts: 890
Joined: Apr 11, 2010 12:57 pm
Location: beaumont, tx
Has thanked: 2 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by YDOC462 » Jan 20, 2015 6:47 pm

that thing looks sick man......wish i could start with a hull that nice lmao!!!
81 vector under construction

Image

User avatar

varmint1
Hydrostream Addict
Hydrostream Addict
Posts: 375
Joined: Jul 05, 2010 2:37 pm
Location: Deville, La.

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by varmint1 » Feb 26, 2015 10:05 pm

That is a killer shop you got there, the boat is looking badazz and ready to see it in the finished form.

[ Post made via iPhone ] Image
81 Varmint 2.5 Mag 3
82 Vandal Merc 85
76 Viper Merc 150
84 Valero

User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Dec 23, 2017 8:09 am

Very sorry for not updating the past 2 years, going to try to bring this thread up to date. Time to start on the business end of the Viper!
DSCF4898 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4898 (Copy).JPG (85.51 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4897 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4897 (Copy).JPG (91.34 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4893 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4893 (Copy).JPG (85.28 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4890 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4890 (Copy).JPG (97.27 KiB) Viewed 15 times

User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Dec 23, 2017 8:13 am

Tagged:0 Thread(s)




Adjusted the bunks and came up with a great, stable working height.
DSCF4912 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4912 (Copy).JPG (104.97 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4908 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4908 (Copy).JPG (89.9 KiB) Viewed 15 times
There's a lot of work to do before it's straight and crisp. It's a first generation design Viper bottom
Attachments
DSCF4906 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4906 (Copy).JPG (80.26 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4903 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4903 (Copy).JPG (87.42 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4900 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4900 (Copy).JPG (102.61 KiB) Viewed 15 times

User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Dec 23, 2017 8:16 am

Only a few low areas to build up. Once the first grind gets finished, the blueprinting begins.....
DSCF4930 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4930 (Copy).JPG (73.6 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4933 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4933 (Copy).JPG (87.77 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4935 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4935 (Copy).JPG (58.94 KiB) Viewed 15 times

User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Dec 23, 2017 8:27 am

Completely rebuilt the trailer while the hull was off. Came out pretty decent for a 1979 trailer. The bunks were adjusted when the hull was ready to go back on.
IMG_0043 (Copy).JPG
IMG_0043 (Copy).JPG (150.22 KiB) Viewed 15 times
Attachments
IMG_0045 (Copy).JPG
IMG_0045 (Copy).JPG (163.83 KiB) Viewed 15 times

User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Dec 23, 2017 8:38 am

The bottom is now finished. I decided to fill in the pad and straightened/sharpened all the strakes and trailing edges. The boat won't be a cruiser so a performance bottom finish was done.
DSCF4990 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4990 (Copy).JPG (53.95 KiB) Viewed 15 times
Attachments
DSCF4999 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4999 (Copy).JPG (55.05 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4998 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4998 (Copy).JPG (73.71 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4996 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4996 (Copy).JPG (42.13 KiB) Viewed 15 times
DSCF4991 (Copy).JPG
DSCF4991 (Copy).JPG (44.61 KiB) Viewed 15 times

User avatar

RussF
HSF Lifetime Supporter
HSF Lifetime Supporter
Posts: 1334
Joined: Apr 17, 2009 12:41 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by RussF » Dec 23, 2017 9:18 am

:up:
Image

User avatar

Topic Author
proprider
Regular
Regular
Posts: 171
Joined: Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm
Location: Deerfield, Mi
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Dec 23, 2017 9:22 am

Now to set the trailer bunks up.
DSCF5016[1] (Copy).jpg
DSCF5016[1] (Copy).jpg (74.59 KiB) Viewed 14 times
Attachments
DSCF5011[1] (Copy).jpg
DSCF5011[1] (Copy).jpg (73.4 KiB) Viewed 14 times
DSCF5009[1] (Copy).jpg
DSCF5009[1] (Copy).jpg (69.34 KiB) Viewed 14 times
DSCF5007[1] (Copy).jpg
DSCF5007[1] (Copy).jpg (57.16 KiB) Viewed 14 times
DSCF5005[1] (Copy).jpg
DSCF5005[1] (Copy).jpg (57.69 KiB) Viewed 14 times

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests