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ragman 10-28-2013 10:00 AM

IMP 310 Rebuild/modification
 
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I thought that I would share a little project of mine (That became bigger) a rebuild/modification of an old IMP310.
The boat is a -89 310-Eleganza with busted engines which I bought from a customer.
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ragman 10-28-2013 10:41 AM

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Almost all of the mess caused by the broken engines cleaned up here.
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ragman 10-28-2013 10:46 AM

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From the beginning I was only going to change the engines and fix some of the interior.
But one thing led to another and later on during the project everything went a little out of hands.

Made som templates for new instrumentation.
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The first version of the dash.
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:08 AM

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Here we have laminated the stern to make room for Bravo transom instead of the previous TRS.
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We also removed the skyport and laminated with Divinycell.
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Mounted some scoops from Eddie Marine
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Removed all of the bolts from the inside of the windscreen and laminated it instead :)
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Made some adjustments to make the engine hatch fit better
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:16 AM

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Here are some early build pics of the new bolsters being built by Boat and Car fashion a local company in Sweden.
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We also laminated new headrests for the backseat
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:22 AM

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Here the boat has been moved to our painting facilties :)
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I couldnít decide what rub rail to choose so I decided to make the boat seamless instead.
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smckie 10-28-2013 11:27 AM

Great looking boat. Nice job. Keep the pics coming. I owned an IMP and had a ball with it.

ragman 10-28-2013 11:29 AM

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Some pictures from different modifications made just before we started with the paintjob :)
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:38 AM

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A few pics of the paint job :)
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by smckie (Post 4018049)
Great looking boat. Nice job. Keep the pics coming. I owned an IMP and had a ball with it.

Thanks for the nice comments :) More pics to come :)

ragman 10-28-2013 11:48 AM

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The engines arrived after a long wait and we started to make a template for the adapter to make the Viper engines work with Mercury transom.
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:50 AM

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Here are the adapters finished :)
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ragman 10-28-2013 11:51 AM

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The last pics for the day is on the finished bolsters :)
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GeeterB 10-28-2013 11:53 AM

I always like the looks of an IMP...Yours looks sharp! Keep going, the pics of rebuild are great!

32 Active Thunder 10-28-2013 01:45 PM

Dam nice job!! More pics

Ing 10-28-2013 08:01 PM

My best friend had a 91 31 IMP he purchased new. These hulls give an amazing rough water ride. Project is awesome. Good luck!

Sunrocket24 10-28-2013 08:06 PM

Nice work!!! Keep up with the pictures!! Viper V10's!! Thats sick!!

315duramax 10-28-2013 08:27 PM

sweeeet looking boat you got there! only thing is how will the suede hold up to the water and weather?

ragman 10-29-2013 02:45 AM


Originally Posted by GeeterB (Post 4018068)
I always like the looks of an IMP...Yours looks sharp! Keep going, the pics of rebuild are great!

Thanks for the nice comments :)

ragman 10-29-2013 02:48 AM


Originally Posted by 32 Active Thunder (Post 4018110)
Dam nice job!! More pics

Thank you, you’re to kind :)

ragman 10-29-2013 02:50 AM


Originally Posted by Ing (Post 4018294)
My best friend had a 91 31 IMP he purchased new. These hulls give an amazing rough water ride. Project is awesome. Good luck!

Thanks for the nice feedback :)

ragman 10-29-2013 02:51 AM


Originally Posted by Sunrocket24 (Post 4018298)
Nice work!!! Keep up with the pictures!! Viper V10's!! Thats sick!!

Thank you, Much appreciated :)

ragman 10-29-2013 02:57 AM


Originally Posted by 315duramax (Post 4018308)
sweeeet looking boat you got there! only thing is how will the suede hold up to the water and weather?

Thank You :) The bolsters are made with Alcantara so it will work fine with water. The only downside is that when it rains they get soaked :) But i have also a set of custom made vinyl covers for when it’s really bad weather :)

ragman 10-29-2013 04:13 AM

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Here are some fun pictures and (maybe correct) info that Iíve heard from the previous owners in Finland and Sweden :)

From when the boat was used as a race boat, it was called Cheap Thrills and the driver and team was:
CHEAP THRILLS OFFSHORE RACING TEAM
Ray "Grabber" Grabowski
Steve Fussell
Rich Schieferstein
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And this is a picture from when it was a Finnish team who raced with it :)
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ragman 10-29-2013 04:26 AM

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Some pictures from when we lay down a coat of the AWLgrip epoxy primer :)

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ragman 10-29-2013 04:33 AM

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The result of when painted it with a special mixture of our gun metal grayish color.

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ragman 10-29-2013 08:59 AM

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We couldn’t find any vents that looked good so we made our own with some help from a good friend of mine Jon Palmqvist who designed them.

The "home made" vents :)
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ragman 10-29-2013 09:14 AM

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I had some problems with the measurements from the blueprint for the headers. It wasn’t exactly the same when we finally received the headers :)
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So the easiest way to make it work was to modify the heads exhaust ports. :)
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On these pictures I got enough clearance :)
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ragman 10-29-2013 09:22 AM

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Started to build new flywheels.
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Crude Intentions 10-29-2013 09:25 AM

Amazing work. Looking good.

VoodooRob 10-29-2013 10:03 AM

Gen 3 Viper engines?

ragman 10-29-2013 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by I.C.U.Lookin (Post 4018499)
Amazing work. Looking good.

Thank you :)

ragman 10-29-2013 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by VoodooRob (Post 4018518)
Gen 3 Viper engines?

Yes thats right :)

ragman 10-29-2013 10:36 AM

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Some pictures that shows my dogs stern on my boats stern :D
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The windscreen and some valve covers :)
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Fades from gray to black :)
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ragman 10-30-2013 04:39 AM

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Some preparation and measuring for the interior
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Totte from Boat and Car fashion measures the overall height of the backseat, he is the most accurate interior-guy I have met :)
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ragman 10-30-2013 04:49 AM

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A week later I visited Tottes workshop to look at the progress ;)
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ragman 10-30-2013 08:50 AM

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And after another couple of days I took a trip again and made another visit to Tottes workshop
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ragman 10-30-2013 09:00 AM

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Again a couple of weeks and another visit to his shop. ;)
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I am really pleased with Totte and Boat & car fashions craftsmanship :)
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32 Active Thunder 10-30-2013 09:07 AM

Keep the pictures coming!! Dam good work like seeing threads like this!!

machloosy 10-30-2013 12:53 PM

Really incredible restomod! Boat looks gorgeous. Hope it continues well!


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