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1989 hydrostream vector

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by spongebob440 » Oct 16, 2017 10:26 pm

Does anyone have tips on blueprinting the bottom? I will be racing this in the VODBA in 800' drags so a clean straight bottom is a must.
Thanks in advance!

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by Hippie459MN » Oct 17, 2017 7:11 am

Looks awesome! As for the bottom, just get the edges as sharp as possible and make sure the pad is nice and flat/true. Dont remove the factory hook though. Just my opinion. Im sure someone with a lot more experience with a vector could help though.

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by RussF » Oct 17, 2017 4:44 pm

I have a TIP ......FINISH the BOAT
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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by spongebob440 » Oct 17, 2017 7:02 pm

Hippie459MN wrote:
Oct 17, 2017 7:11 am
Looks awesome! As for the bottom, just get the edges as sharp as possible and make sure the pad is nice and flat/true. Dont remove the factory hook though. Just my opinion. Im sure someone with a lot more experience with a vector could help though.

Keep them pics coming. :up:
thank you for compliment and advice! i cant wait to get it done! waiting on more resin now
ill take pics as go along!

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by spongebob440 » Oct 19, 2017 9:03 pm

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how should i go about filling in the dash? going center steer
thanks in advance!
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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by AndrewZ » Oct 19, 2017 9:33 pm

I would cut a plug out of 3/4 plywood and glass her in! Have any more pictures?

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by spongebob440 » Oct 19, 2017 9:43 pm

AndrewZ wrote:
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I would cut a plug out of 3/4 plywood and glass her in! Have any more pictures?

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thats what i was thinking
i dont have any pics of the dash but i put a few pics of my stringer layup earlier

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by YDOC462 » Oct 19, 2017 9:56 pm

plugging it is 1 way to do it.... but it won't be 100 right...... cut dash board out from behind glass and glass new dash board back in... filling glass holes and sanding smooth

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by spongebob440 » Oct 19, 2017 9:57 pm

YDOC462 wrote:
Oct 19, 2017 9:56 pm
plugging it is 1 way to do it.... but it won't be 100 right...... cut dash board out from behind glass and glass new dash board back in... filling glass holes and sanding smooth

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that sounds like the best way and the correct way
Ron Flood was just telling me on facebook
thanks for the help bud!

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Re: 1989 hydrostream vector

Post by spongebob440 » Oct 19, 2017 10:03 pm

What is ya'lls thoughts on adding some sort of kickers or knees in the dash to stop the flex? something like 2 right triangles on each sode of the wheel? i pull on that alot when getting in and out of the seat in my dads vector, and mine did it to when i had it all together. lol especially with how low my seat will be.
just a thought

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