Thread: New life for a 96 XP!
03-23-2014, 08:38 PM #1
New life for a 96 XP!
I came across another 96 XP with a locked up engine for $100!! The hull was in such good shape i decided to try my hand at a restoration and make it my primary ski. This project began last fall and was completed this past Friday (3-21) with a test ride. I didn't do as good a job documenting the project as i wanted to, but i have enough pictures to hit the high points.
The day i picked it up.
Threw my other seat on it and started removing some of the decals.
Started removing old mats.
Engine out. Lots of grime.
03-23-2014, 08:45 PM #2
03-23-2014, 08:53 PM #3
putting a few things back in.
engine from my spare XP out and ready to go in.
ride plate painted and installed
Tried to sand the white off the trim tabs. It worked ok.
reassembling the hood after paint. the black is truck bed liner. the yellow is the original plastic. wet sanded, then heated
to bring out the shine.
03-23-2014, 08:56 PM #4
03-23-2014, 08:58 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Milwaukee WI
Looking good. I like the hood.
03-23-2014, 08:59 PM #6
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