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Viper rebuild

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by transomstand » Oct 09, 2014 7:16 am

Nope...guy used the M word. He's done :banghead:
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Oct 09, 2014 7:17 pm

I'm not done, just got a little side tracked with life changes. I'm finishing up my new shop and plan to finish up the Viper this winter. I only have the bottom left to blueprint and repaint the hull. Once that is all done, I'm jumping into the V6 Merc, gearcase and props.

Please don't write me off....I haven't gone away 8-)

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Oct 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Here's pics that I took this evening to verify that it's not "buried". After moving it out of the way for a year now...you can bet it's going to get finished. Need to get my heat wired and plumbed and the compressor hooked and I'll be ready to get back to work.
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Re: Viper rebuild

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by Sonik » Oct 13, 2014 5:53 pm

Shop looks freakin' awesome man!!! Glad to see you're still at it. Look forward to some more good photos and progress!!
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Oct 17, 2014 6:31 pm

Thanks Jeff!
Looks like you had a good time in Texas and got the chance to "stretch" those Merc legs. I look forward to chasing you down those long river stretches sometime soon.

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by Hydromirk » Jan 03, 2015 10:56 pm

I want to be like you when I grow up :boating: :boating:

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Jan 04, 2015 8:08 am

If you want to be like me, never grow up........... it just makes you OLD!

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by alaskastreamin » Jan 06, 2015 7:29 pm

Nice ceiling in your shop. Looks familiar.... :up:

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Jan 19, 2015 7:57 pm

Well, finally back to work on the Viper. It's been almost a year and a half collecting workshop dust. I recently acquired a fiberglass windshield reproduction from AFR. Got the old cracked unit out with advice from Cody and working on getting the bent frame back into shape
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