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    Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Finally got some pics of the '72 Tahti I've been slowly working on. Couple shots of the hull...

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    Paint is in decent shape. Pretty sure it's PPG Ameron. There's a spot that needs touching up in the back/top of the deck. It'll probably get some stripes along that area that match the color on the seats.


    Some "interior" (or lack there of) shots...

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    The seats are just sitting in place and have yet to be adjusted and glassed in. The motor is a spare block and heads we had laying around the shop. Perfect for mocking up everything and figuring out what bolts and studs are needed where.

    So far I've changed the steering cable, rack and helm, replaced the reverse cable and tested the electrical system. Mainly I've done a bunch of planning and made some lists, though. The more I do, the longer the lists get. What's up with that!?!?!? LOL!

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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

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ID:	16420 Looks great man! I kinda had plans for some fade stripes in mine (like the second pic) but the all white with a nice interior and bling on the motor kinda just popped. Simple and elegant. And yes, they are a PITA to rig (on the wallet anyway!) but taking the time now will save you lots of time later.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Thanks!!

    I really dig yours and would keep it all white if there wasn't damage to the paint. Zoom in on the last pic where the multi-meter is and you can see the discoloration. It's also slightly peeling. I could try to match the white in that area but I think it'd be difficult. I'll probably do some hack photoshop job simulating the stripes I want before pulling the trigger on them. Honestly, that's probably about the last I'm worried about right now. Focusing on getting the jet stripped and either painted or powder coated. On the fence on that one.

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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Just paint the pump. It is going to get dinged up, stood on etc... And its easy to touch up dings. Everyone knows what happens to powder coat at the slightest scratch.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Quote Originally Posted by "THE ADVOCATE" View Post
    Just paint the pump. It is going to get dinged up, stood on etc... And its easy to touch up dings. Everyone knows what happens to powder coat at the slightest scratch.
    Perfect and exactly what I needed to hear! I was leaning towards paint for that exact reason. Hearing it confirmed by someone who's been there seals the deal :)

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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Back from the dead with some updated PROGRESS!

    For those who hadn't noticed (and for housekeeping purposes) here's a link to the floor repair that's in progress: http://www.vintagejetboats.com/showthread.php?10414-Subfloor-Rot-%28

    While those shenanigans were going on, a buddy of mine with access to some cool equipment fab'd up a couple new tanks!

    CAD layup on the aluminum sheet for CNC Plasma to do it's thing. Also a look at the baffle system. There are 2 per tank to keep the slosh down:

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    Tanks being bent into shape:

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    Here it is finished:

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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    While measuring dimensions for the tanks I test fit the existing starboard tank that came with the boat and it fit like a glove, so we made 2 and relocated the filler neck to accommodate the port tank location. Little did I know 70's boat molding seems to have a tolerance greater than 3/4". The port tank filler had to be modified so the tank will tuck under the gunnel. I think it'll be OK and will get covered by side panels, just not OCD compliant...

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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Thread from the Dead!

    Since the floor is progressing I started to shop for a little Bling to keep the motivation levels up. Cruising eBay a couple weeks ago I came across a cool scoop I really liked:

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    Barely won the auction, probably paid too much, and received it only to find shipping damage:

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    Luckily "I know a guy"...

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    At least you’re smiling

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    Better get that float done before March of 2019. I’m gonna be in your neighborhood and begging you for a ride.

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