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1978 Viking resto-mod

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: 1978 Viking resto-mod

Post: # 24334Post tnelson77 »

Quick update. The month of May was pretty crazy for me, so not much was completed on the boat. Progress is underway agin. I have the stringers pretty much finished at this point. I mocked up the footwell and forward floor and stringer. Also got the floor roughly fitted.
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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

Post: # 24335Post Shortblock »

Looks great can't wait to see it done.... The weather here in texas has been too hott and rainy to do any thing.....Best of luck!!!

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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

Post: # 24338Post Hippie459MN »

Looking great and glad to see you are able to get back at it. :up:

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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

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Wow, summer sure has a way of sucking up project time. Side jobs and such kept me away from the boat for another three week period, but spending a few days on the lake reminds me why I'm doing all this work. Any way, some more progress has been made since my last post.

Center stringers are completed.
The bow eye block has been replaced and glassed in.
Drain plug block is bonded to the hull.
Front bulk head is completely glassed in.
Front stringer is fit and bonding to the hull.
Foot well floor is fit and ready to go in.
The deck was test fitted to measure for the tow bar support below the floor and for a custom fuel cell.
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Looking great! :up:
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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

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Stringers and bulkheads are completed.
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Post: # 24468Post Hippie459MN »

Heck yeah! Looks killer!

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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

Post: # 24469Post AdamDK »

Lookin' good Tony!
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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

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Gel coat below the floor is finished. So I have now completed all work inside the hull below the floor.

Next up is setting the floor, footwell, and front shelf. I will be making a stainless steel plate that will be recessed into the underside of the floor to serve as a mounting/backing plate for my tow bar. I need to put that together and glass it into the floor before I can set the floor.
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Re: 1978 Viking resto-mod

Post: # 24523Post AdamDK »

Looks clean. Did you just brush or roll the gelcoat on?

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