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justin 78hondo

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1978 Hondo
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:35:14 AM »
 figured I would start a build thread on my boat since its winter and a lot of work is getting done or is planned to get done.

From the start - Picked it up in fall of 2015 from a good buddy. I went to his house ready to pay cash for it while I was looking at it after he had ran it with water and that was al done we were talking about oil pressure and he was happy with how much oil pressure that boat had so he started it back up to show me and revved the piss out of it with no water and blew up the motor. So he gave me the boat!

After getting the boat home and assessing the damage the motor was basically complete trash. Crank broke in half, cam broke in 3 spots, hole in the block and oil pan, heads trashed. Basically only minor parts manifold and carb were salvable.  So being the eager kid and wanting to use the boat with the little money I had I went out the next weekend and bought a junk yard motor. Threw al my accessories on it had the carb build to the stock specs and she was a runner. I did a coupe of small things like ceramic coat the exhaust re upholstered the seats and that was about it. Ran it for about a year with no real problems. At the end of the Season 2016 the motor had a small valve tick so I pulled the heads off and sent them in and found out they were trashed not even worth the money to fix them. So I went and found some used 049 heads had them rebuilt, had a cam built for the heads added a tunnel ram and bam I though I was good to go! the week before the 4th 2017 I put the motor in had everything hooked up get it started and not 10 seconds later it drops a valve puts a hole in the piston and head and fills up the motor with water. Very frustrated with this I give up and let the boat sit. ( I have a 21' ultra I/O and a house in havasu landing) So I still get out to the lake.

Fast forward to now Motor is out and is being professionally built from ground up. 496 Stroker head work custom cam ETC shooting for a reliable 600 HP on pump gas. Boat is being completely stripped except for the pump  which maybe has 4 trips since it was rebuild. New interior new paint new wiring etc. Also found a score at the offroad swapmeet and got this hardin scoop for $150

Heres some pics I figured im going to make the seats then send them in to get upholstered, and I will be painting it myself as well.

This is my first project with a boat Ive build many high class prerunners, trucks, and racecars so I am hoping it will be the same concept.

let me know if you see anything questionable or have any advise or knowledge on this boat




started on the sets yesterday after work
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justin 78hondo

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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 07:38:30 AM »
When it sat for about a year
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justin 78hondo

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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 07:40:15 AM »
The start of interior
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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 07:36:13 AM »
Looks like a cool project, good luck. With your experience in prerunners and racecars, a boat fits right in-they all take way more money and time than youíll ever get out of em...


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 07:40:57 AM »
Gotta love expensive hobbyís

Seats just about wrapped up just need to finish cup holders which should be arriving today. The side panel cutouts for speakers then time to drop them off at the upholstery shop.



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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 09:47:12 AM »
Finally got my motor back!


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 02:32:21 PM »
Lookin good. I like all the black

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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 06:11:04 PM »
Some more pictures. Ready to plumb and wire now. Then new carpet in the front section and install the upholstery


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 09:36:34 AM »
Carpets in. Upholstery is back fittings are ordered. Time to wire this thing!




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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2019, 09:37:45 AM »
Front speakers


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2020, 05:52:10 AM »
Well havenít donít much lately because I was having a hard time finding a stainless impeller for my jacuzzi pump so Saturday I picked up a dominator pump. Going to send it over to jack at mpd after I get everything set up. Yesterday I cut out the old intake (pain in the ass) set the new intake In cut out the hull for the set back. Today Iíll fiberglass in the front section off the hull where the intake goes. I just ordered a shoe so waiting for that to come in so I can machine my intake then set it all in place and glass it In.


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2020, 05:47:39 PM »
Top side half way done. Just need to sand it then apply another coat of epoxy resign. Iíll get to the bottom when the flip the boat over to sand and prep for paint.


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 06:18:05 PM »
nice work :thumbup:
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 12:01:38 AM by dkcerven352 »
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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2020, 02:08:13 PM »
Really appreciate the Share. NiceJob


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2020, 02:08:50 PM »
Really appreciate the Share. NiceJob


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2020, 04:42:33 PM »
Picked up some more pump parts today from jack and mpd. Now I can flip the boat back over install the intake flip it back over sand everything smooth make the trans one plate then finally I can send it off to paint.


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Re: 1978 Hondo
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2020, 09:04:56 AM »
Gotta love new parts!


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