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Old 11-03-2009, 08:48 PM
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Default 1988 32' Hydra Repower and Facelift Project

I didn't know where to post this. I thought there might be some interest in my little project I just started? I know I've read some project diaries and have learned alot and taken away a few good ideas from them. I'll try to keep current with updates and pics as it progresses. Comments and ideas are welcomed.

As it stands now, the boat has been striped of all power, dash, drives. All of which is for sale by the way. It had 468's, N/A making about 580hp and Bravo 1 drives supposedly with XR upgrades. Best I got out of her was 94 on GPS at 5K.

New power being built right now is 540's, N/A, to make 700hp, drives will be 2007 Imco's, Extreem SC's with -2 Shorties and Stellings 12" boxes. New dash with all Livorsi guages, controls ect.

I wanted to get a little flash into the look and this is what we've done so far. The front will get the same only gold flames over the red and down the side with the name midway in gold and black. All the flames will get a thin black outline. Trying to keep it a little old school. All the flames will have red micro flake. Dash will be the same gold panel with white guages and red bezels.

Here's where we're at so far:
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That's going to look killer when done!!
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Cool project. I'll keep checking back for sure!
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WOW! Looks great. You've been a busy boy!
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Hey Howard, Did you ever get that monster of yours going? Is that your permanent parking spot? LOL We still have to do a half dozen or so coats of clear then some rubbing but I like the way it turned out so far. I never realized how many man hours where involved in painting this type of thing. Tape, tape, retape and then some more tape. On and off 4 times so far. Front flames on the points and down the sides will be gold over the red. The logo RIPSTA will get vinyl. (Rip **** Tear Ass Racing). New engines are being built as we speak. I look forward to seeing you out there this coming summer. Bill
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