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    Rangermtb5's GPRXP Build Thread

    Well, I'm finally doing it. After months of reading threads and talking with board members, I finally made the move and picked up a 2000 GPR hull from Joe (crashhard). I've been working on it the past week, cleaning it up and taking it apart. I hope to have it to paint by next week. I have it flipped over now and tomorrow I'm going to start truing it. I think I might have an RXP lined up, I still have to make a few more phone calls.

    Basically I'm going to be setting it up with the stock RXP engine for now. I plan to do some performance upgrades over the winter, but for now, I'm just trying to get in together.

    I'm going to follow Mike's (addicted) closed loop cooling system and driveshaft, because I spoke with him, and they seem to be working well.

    I have a bunch of parts on their way here, I will post pictures as they arrive.

    I really want to thank EVERYBODY who has done a GPRXP conversion, because I have actually read every page of every thread on this topic. The pictures and information you guys have posted have been so helpful to me, I hope I can do the same to others in the future.

    Anyway, here are a few pictures of the hull from Joe and a few that I took after some work to it.

    I was able to get the midwall out without any trouble, it's amazing what a heat gun can do. I also made the middle hull cut, but I haven't done the stringer cut yet, I'm waiting to get the mounts first.

    I'll keep you guys updated as much as I can, thanks again!!
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    awesome, another conversion build!

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    that hull looks clean! Nice job so far. Wait till you have to remove the dbl sided tape that holds the rub rails on

    also, while you have the heat gun out, if you haven't already, remove the 2 inserts for the front of the grate directly behind the midwall. WFO makes a nice ultra heavy duty bracket for that area.

    mounts will be ready by the end of the week.

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    Man these things are poping up in Jersey like the swine flu and quido's at the shore bars. Good luck with it!

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    oh, and mike, i have the HD hose that you need to seal the driveshaft through hull fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkaddict View Post
    Man these things are poping up in Jersey like the swine flu and quido's at the shore bars. Good luck with it!
    everyone wants to be like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    that hull looks clean! Nice job so far. Wait till you have to remove the dbl sided tape that holds the rub rails on

    also, while you have the heat gun out, if you haven't already, remove the 2 inserts for the front of the grate directly behind the midwall. WFO makes a nice ultra heavy duty bracket for that area.

    mounts will be ready by the end of the week.

    yup, i took them out, and I ordered the bracket along with a hd hose from WFO a few days ago, thanks though!

    now about those rub rails, it haven't attempted to take them off yet, but I will soon. it looks like the back part is rivited and the sides are just screwed in, but I'm not sure. let me know if you guys have any advice about getting them off. i took the inserts out, and thats about it.

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    There are some rivets in the rear corners that need to be drilled out. pop those off then slide the insersts out. then there's more rivets and screws that come out. the front bumper has some nuts that need to come out. then start peeling them off. there will be double sided tape holding them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    There are some rivets in the rear corners that need to be drilled out. pop those off then slide the insersts out. then there's more rivets and screws that come out. the front bumper has some nuts that need to come out. then start peeling them off. there will be double sided tape holding them on.

    ok, i will try that. i talked to the paint guy yesterday and he said he will paint them, but he is not sure how they will come out. has anybody had them painted before? also, i called hawthorne auto, but they said they are too busy right now.

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    Good luck with the build.

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