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    01 GPR Project- Cheap Thrills

    So I was stuck with a hull I could sell after parting out an ex race boat with triples.
    Also, I was looking around at all the extra speed junk in the garage and I got to thinking?
    Sell the my junk really cheap or put it to use??
    I decided to have fun with a build during the winter and then sell the ski in spring.

    The Hull with crappy home attempt of gel coating that was cracking and had runs.Here are some pix of the befor and after pictures of the hull.

    I flaked off and sanded off the crappy gel coat / paint.
    Also, DCJetski and myself fully striped the hull

    I kept it simple and cheap by sticking with white paint. I have a body / painter friend who had a left over qt. from a truck paint job. So all I had to do is just take care of my buddy for time and hard labor.
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    cracking / flaking gel coat

    Here are those pictures of the before paint work that didn't upload on my first post. Sad thing is this wasn't the worst of it and the previous owner was proud of his work. The bottom of the hull had many runs and drip marks. Looked like the back of a toad with bad warts.
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    Engine dropped & hood installed

    Installed the fully assembled engine with manifold.
    Also, installed the side cowls, hood and grab handle
    Back to looking like a GPR
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    Carbs & vf3's installed thanks Osidebill & Jim Performance

    I had a damaged set of vf3's laying around.
    replaced the damaged center reed pedals witha new kit
    Sealed the reeds, spacer plate to the engine with 1211 bond

    carbs re-worked
    -drilled out fuel restrictors
    -cleaned the carbs
    -re-jetted
    -set pop
    -installed t-handles & adjust base setting tp 1.5 out on high's and lows
    Then installed the carbs w/ prok flame arrestors


    Thanks Jim & Bill
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    Coming right along Chris

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    looks very good Chris.

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    Talking Thanks guys!

    Bill & Jim- thanks a bunch! Just got out of the shop. Its coming along, but had a minor set back with the handle bars/ I didn't realize the old bars were slightly chopped on the ends. So i has to switch them with another set I had laying around with the end caps with threads still intacted.

    Jim, I've been checking out exotic signs graphic kits after I seen how nice your wifes xlt turned out.

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    pump tunnel - update

    My inserts weren't spinning, but it will eventually happen. Not to mention I dont want the shoe to drop on me. So I air hammered the old adhesive and inserts out. Then 90 degree grinder to clean up the surfaces. Next, I made a template and cut out 5 pieces of woven fiberglass cloth to cover the tunnel w/ west system resin & fast hardener. Finally, I sealed the new oem pump inserts with some 3m 5200 to the home made pump tunnel re-inforcement

    PS - reglued the water box vibration pad, which had fallen off.
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    Nice job on the tunnel lots of work there

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    THANKS

    Thanks N8R.
    Got the rub rails installed a couple days ago. Boy its cold in va. I had to heat the garage up for nearly 1 hour 25 - 30 degree's out side. put the Free flow on, water box in and finished up the water routing and over board dumps. next will be the handle bars

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