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Offline nes-cv23

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2017, 06:29:12 AM »
Getting close.. A little more finish sanding, primer then paint.
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Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 150 Gt.-jet

Offline nes-cv23

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2017, 03:28:12 PM »
Final sand, then prep the rest of the bottom for paint.
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 150 Gt.-jet

Offline V153

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2017, 05:16:50 PM »
Looks good!
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Offline Carlson_from_Germany

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2017, 07:42:25 AM »
I'm so excited for the first test drive.

Offline Hyperacme

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2017, 08:03:48 AM »
" I'm so excited for the first test drive. "

Same here ...
Going to be a long wait till summer ...
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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2017, 09:04:04 AM »
Maybe Bryan is as crazy as me and goes boating on Christmas or New Year (if the river is still open).

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2017, 09:55:10 AM »
Our weather has been in the high 30's to low 50's the past few weeks.
It might hold out long enough for a test run ...
Gregg
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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2017, 04:48:01 PM »
That really looks great Brian, I have heard rumors that there’s always open water Beneath the red wing dam


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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2017, 05:07:15 PM »
That really looks great Brian, I have heard rumors that there’s always open water Beneath the red wing dam
Well he'll need a wing man Joe ...
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Offline nes-cv23

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2017, 05:59:28 PM »
I'm getting pretty excited also, I think this will be a blast.. Got it ready for paint today.. With any luck I'll have some pictures of it tomorrow in color.  And this is only the bottom.. I've still got a long way to go.. Hopefully by ice out it will be ready.    ;)
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 150 Gt.-jet

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2017, 06:17:51 PM »
Hey what color(s) it gonna be. Wasn't that a bicentennial model in the beginning?
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Offline nes-cv23

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2017, 08:01:27 PM »
I thought as long as nothing on this boat will be stock, why use stock colors.. So I used two of my first and favorite cars.. First was a 64 point. Grand Prix in white and the other was a 66 point executive in reaf turquoise. I used the same two tone design that glastron used with the swoosh. Turned out good, now need to wet sand and buff. Do the trailer, as long as it's off and then start on the top.
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 150 Gt.-jet

Offline Carlson_from_Germany

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2017, 05:05:03 PM »
I like it!

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2017, 07:47:51 PM »
Ambitious project. I hope you are done by the time my cv23 gets here. I'll need help shining her up. ;)
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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2017, 02:07:45 PM »
Flipped it over and put it back on the trailer. Motor in and all cables look good, I think it's a jet boat now..    But winter is coming this week and everyone wants there cars in the garage, :( so I think it's time to put it to bed for a while..   But that doesn't mean it won't come out on nice weekends to do some more.  Still going to try to have it done for ice out..
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 150 Gt.-jet

Offline Plugcheck

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2017, 03:41:32 PM »
Curious to know your "flip" method.  I was just about to flip mine and inspect the bottom before final grinding.  Hoping I can map the bottom to make a better cradle to help relax some of the hook.  You have made fantastic progress, let's hope winter has plenty of mild days to get some work done.
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Offline nes-cv23

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2017, 06:29:44 AM »
To flip it, the first thing is to get 3 buddy's and a come-a-long of some sort.. Connect the hoist or come-a-long to one of the tow hooks on the transom and one buddy on the other, other two up front. Lift it with the hoist doing most of the work, then when it was high enough to flip let the other 3 corners with the buddy's do the flip with the hoist holding it up. Then lower it back down. The gt wasn't realy that heavy just awkward. I also put ropes on all the other hooks so we had some to use as handles.
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 150 Gt.-jet

Offline fireman24mn

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2017, 10:06:59 AM »
When I flipped the 23 I needed a few more than 3. We just rolled it over on to some air mattresses & inner tubes then picked it up and carried it in.

However I dont think we needed as many as we had although it did make it easier.
I think this has become an addiction.


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Offline Carlson_from_Germany

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2017, 05:34:45 PM »
I don't know if you've seen the pics but this one was for sale in FL a while ago:

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Re: GT Jet Project
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2017, 05:35:16 PM »
It had the 3 liter: