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77Vulture 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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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by reeser_08 » Oct 20, 2011 4:14 pm

Rut i dont know if your asking me but the rub rail im thinking of is a black rubber rail that goes right over the existing aluminum one from the factory.

Wondering what others did when installing the floor board.... is it best to set it in on some thickened resin or just set the new board in and glass it in place? thanks, Darcy

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by Rut311969 » Oct 20, 2011 4:22 pm

Yes I was Asking . When I put floors in I mat them in with resin.

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by YDOC462 » Oct 20, 2011 4:52 pm

what i did was glass the bottom of the floor with csm then bonded it to hull while tacky. on top i filled gaps with cabisol then tabbed and glassed with 1708.

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probably overkill but its what i did. not concerned about weight.

im interested on the rub rail too...... :?:
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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by Rut311969 » Oct 20, 2011 6:24 pm

The above post is pretty much what I do to only I dont tab in .I just put in the mat over the top and they seem to be pretty strong I dont worry about weight either . Looking good keep at it . :up:

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by VultureNo2 » Oct 24, 2011 2:38 pm

What you are doing looks just like I did my Vulture. I also did a thin strip where the 2 pieces of ply meet. that is a heavy traffic area in the back just in front of the back seat. Looks great. You are getting close. Push on. that full layer might be thicker than the layer I did, but that's ok. Bill :up:

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77Vulture Rebuild

Post by reeser_08 » Sep 07, 2015 9:09 pm

Hello everyone! This project still continues!! My last post was in 2011, wow. Ive been slowly piecing the Vulture back together. The hull has been painted and I made a fully custom tandem trailer for it. I actually found another vulture in my area and bought it for the motor, fuel tank,and steering. I just posted that hull in the classifieds on this site. Hopefully soon I'll have my project complete with pictures to follow
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77Vulture Rebuild

Post by Hippie459MN » Sep 07, 2015 9:28 pm

Pictures!!!!!!

Nice to have you back and to see your still plugging away at it. :up:
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77Vulture Rebuild

Post by reeser_08 » Sep 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Ill be back with the finished product pictures soon hopefully. This is where im at now!
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77Vulture Rebuild

Post by YDOC462 » Oct 10, 2015 1:24 pm

Looking good man...keep at it

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