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    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.
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    Threw my other seat on it and started removing some of the decals.
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    Started removing old mats.
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    Engine out. Lots of grime.
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    All better!
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    Starting the wet sand/buff/polish for my first time
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    Done
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    Not perfect, but close enough for a newbie!
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    putting a few things back in.
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    engine from my spare XP out and ready to go in.
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    ride plate painted and installed
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    Tried to sand the white off the trim tabs. It worked ok.
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    reassembling the hood after paint. the black is truck bed liner. the yellow is the original plastic. wet sanded, then heated
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    NICE!

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    Looking good. I like the hood.

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    U.M.I. steering arrived
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    ProTaper ATV Mid bars, U.M.I. angled finger throttle, and O.D.I. Rogue grips
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    Blacktip mats installed
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    Its Alive!!!
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    Danny's Sponsons
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    Removing foam to install aluminum backing plates??? Pain in the ASS!
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    Result of pain in the ass
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    Sponsons complete
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    New decals
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    My new mascot!! the Bob-omb!
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    Primer kit and another Bob-omb
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    And last but not least, The finished product!!! well almost. registration numbers and a new seat cover are still to be done.
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    If i remember anything else or find some more cool pictures i will add them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Looking good. I like the hood.

    Thanks! i wanted to try something kinda different. i know the black hood thing has been done, but I've never seen the mirrors a different color and also I've never seen the hood done in rhino coat.

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