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Projects / Re: 21 Daytona project
« on: November 04, 2007, 01:33:10 pm »
Look at the how big that transom is?  I was checking out Droppys 21 Daytona with that 1.2 bizzilion cubic in Ferd and there was still enough transom to mount more crap on it. Hell, I can't even hardly see my transom and it's so full of SS lines, MSD boxes and misc dohickeys that I'm jealous. Boat is looking killer and yup, I'm thinking I'm sick of sanding and wanna spray soon...........

Okay, I've capped it, decked it of all the lights, filled the old thru-transom holes, filled the notch in the gunnel (sp?) where the old logs interferred and some moron cut a notch, sprayed it with epoxy paint to seal it, applied some small amounts of filler, sprayed it with enough 2K primer to cover a small size dome stadium. Sanded all that back down till there's hardly any paint left on it and now have blocked it with 400 grit wet and dry till it's stinking shiny.....

Now the question, when do you say enough is enough? I'm certain I could mess with this till I'm 100 years old and never completely be satisfied but really, when do you say enough?  My wife is liable to divorce me , my kids are gonna hate me, my mom who lives with us is starting to search the rental classifieds and worst of all, our dog is scared of me. I'm thinking I better start the spraying soon or put the boat out in the yard and grow vegetables out of it................

Besides, I gotta get to building this blower motor..... my buddies all stepping it way up motor wise and I gotta get busy.......

Projects / Re: 21 Daytona project
« on: November 04, 2007, 10:52:56 am »
Looks fantastic!!!  Congrats....

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: November 03, 2007, 09:49:58 am »
Thanks. That's definately what I'm shooting for and I think that shiny blower motor will look bitchin back there.  That is an old photo that I modified. I have a polished aliminum and white steering wheel that I've been running for awhile.

The old black steering wheel has moved on to bigger and better things.... It's mounted in this Unlimited Light Hydroplane....  Probably wishes it was back home

Please excuse the jackass that's laughing in the background and teaching his son how to be a dick in public. 

Thankfully Kerry was okay.... Boat took the beating better than he did

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: November 03, 2007, 09:24:55 am »
Nope, I only had to sand it smooth.   I got up early Sunday morning after letting it dry all night and then wet sanded it with some 400 grit. Really didnt take that long and I was spraying late that afternoon.

Okay, I'll spill the beans on the colors and layout. This was not easy and I sketched many different colors and styles but I kept coming back to how much I like the old days in drag racing and loving reading and hearing about Ronny Sox row that 4-speed in the Sox & Martins cars. All of those were painted Red White & Blue.

Then in the late 70's I was involved with a buddy on his ProGas Camaro and it to was painted Red White & Blue.  This was actually a 1970 car but we hung the the 78/79 (can't remember which) to make it look new. Nice car and that was the end of my racing days (kids, job, house, etc...)

So, here it is give or take. It's liable to change a bit but this is what I'm thinking. I may pull the swoop a bit further up and back (or I may not).

May not be for everyone but I think it'll look pretty cool. Obviously the trailer will be painted with some cool wheels and tires attached

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: November 01, 2007, 10:48:08 am »
Ouch!  I guess I dont feel so bad. Misery does love company doesnt it.....

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: November 01, 2007, 09:09:58 am »
Looking REALLY good.

Thanks Undone but you wouldnt have thought so last Saturday.  I washed it down, masked it off, tacked it once and went to my bag of white rags that I have to wipe some precleaner on. Unfortunately, I was out so I went and grabbed what I "thought" was a clean one. Wiped the boat down with that and then tacked it one more time.

Mixed up some 2K primer and started laying that on....... WTF :o

Everywhere I sprayed I could see the wipe marks from the cleaner. Must have not been as clean of a rag as I thought >:(

What a stinking mess.  After I got done throwing tools, drinking all the beer I could find and bitching at anything I could think of I closed the door to the shop and walked away.

Here's a pic of what it looked like. WARNING, not for the weak at heart.....

Got up the next morning and wet sanded it down smooth again, wiped it down with nice clean paper towels as recommended by a number of folks and sprayed on a new batch of 2K. Yahoo! smooth as a babys butt...  Let's hope that's as bad as it gets. I'm just thankful I made that mistake when I was just squirting primer and not the clear coat...

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 22, 2007, 07:29:57 pm »
Thanks Hotrod. I agree, that is some nasty ass stuff. Thanks for the tip and I'll keep that respirator handy like (though hopefully, I'm done with the acetone)

The No Wake Zone / Re: Fires
« on: October 22, 2007, 03:47:07 pm »
This is just horrible. Though neither Jan or I are very religious people, please know that each of you are in our thoughts. Hope all of you, your families and friends are safe.

Take care......john & jan

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 21, 2007, 09:18:09 am »
Ya, when I was spraying my last coat of epoxy the gun started spitting a bit so I was trying to get it settled out. Not quite sure what happened as it cleared out really quick.

The water in the background is Dyes Inlet here in Silverdale. I love it out there but it is saltwater so I can't talk any of my buddies to run there boats there. 

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 20, 2007, 03:37:53 pm »
:mad:  I was scuffin the epoxy sealer down to get ready to spray some 2K primer when I caught out of the corner of my eye what looked like a crack!

Ground it down and found what almost looked like an air bubble in the glass.

Layed it back and wiped it down good with some acetone. Damn I hate that stuff. It'll find any knick, cut and sratch in your hands and burnt he crap out of you. I guess I could wear gloves but that might get in the way of my beer drinking.

Did a Wet Out with some West Systems epoxy and then followed up with some strands of glass buried in another coat of West Systems.

Scuffed that down and it' looks good now. Hope it never comes back.......

Gonna squirt some DP48LF to seal it off and then I'll lay some 2K primer over everything to start to blocking......stay tuned.

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 14, 2007, 02:19:48 pm »
You know I didnt take any pictures. All it reallys takes is two lift points, some rope & a ton of beer to ease the nerves........

Sure, I can do the product list. What I cant do is the cost ($$$) to buy the products cuz Jan might find out and she'll try to use that as excuse as to why we've eaten Kraft Macs & Cheese everyday for the last 2 months........... 

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 14, 2007, 11:06:12 am »
Yup, the bottom is done and setting on the cart with some super soft carpet to cushion.

Here it is with the DP48LF as a sealer. Next stop is some Rage Gold to smooth it out and then lots of 2K primer to make it puuuurdy.

Gonna let it cook for a few days and then start smoothing it out.

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 14, 2007, 07:54:40 am »
Boat is back right side up, washed, masked and ready for the sealer. 

Projects / Re: Stock Berkeley Impeller Clearance
« on: October 12, 2007, 05:32:10 pm »
As long as were talkin ancient electronics, I always wanted to hook an NES up to an LCD monitor in my silverado, always made me laugh thinkin about an 8 bit system playn on a hi res screen and mono sound through 2000 watts, but I never got around to it.  I'll still put my NES up aganst those PS(whatever the hell the number is this month). now back to the tahiti

Josh, take that NES crap back home. I remember Jan and I standing outside the Pennys downtown in the rain/snow just before Xmas (pre-mall era) to get this double throwdown, blow-ur-skirt up new thing called ATARI.
It came with a game called Pong! I ruled with that.  Of course, that was the last game I could make work. We now have Xbox and Jan and the kids got me NASCAR. All I can do is crash and take everybody out......... ;D

Projects / Re: What did I do?
« on: October 12, 2007, 05:26:37 pm »
That looks fantastic. Congrats and keep it up.......John

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 09, 2007, 07:47:21 pm »
We dodged a big storm today. Looking at the satilite (sp?) we would have gotten our butts handed to us. They were talking heavy rains and 70mph winds. Thankfully it stalled off the coast and is headed toward Northern BC/Southern Alaska

Hope it misses you Rebel

Projects / Re: 16 Tahiti project
« on: October 07, 2007, 07:56:41 pm »
Since we've already hijacked this thread and Greg mentioned LPs, I gotta tell you I have 2 LP box set  of the 1964 Winternationals and I think the 1965 Winternationals. I havent heard them in years but kept them as they are so damn cool (in a corny way). There's even some audio of the Freight Train twin engined dragster and one of my hero, Ronnie Sox running in Superstock.

Shit, now I wish I still hand a damn phonograph so I could dig those out and play them. I know my kids have never heard them.....

Boat Showcase / Re: 16' Bezer
« on: October 06, 2007, 11:03:48 am »
Guys, you don't even know. These pictures don't do this boat justice. It's clean, sanitary, meticulously prepared and badass.

It's good to see you post this up Josh. Looks killer.......john

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 06, 2007, 10:10:14 am »
Just the bottom? Hmmm, that is a good question. I have way more time in the fiberglass/epoxy work on the transom and cap (not to mention all the stupid holes) so I guess when you set back and think about it, 3 or 4 weekends is about it for the bottom. Very rarely do I get an opportunity to work on it during the week.

As far as the weather, yah, it suxs again. 40 sumthin degrees, light mist, blowing wind and fog'd in. God I love it up here.........

Oh well, here is a side and top shot so you can see where I stopped the speedcoat. I know, way too far back considering it's a Chevy and it's got to move my fat butt (and it's just a Panther)....... :mrgreen:

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 05, 2007, 01:09:30 pm »
Bottom is done Greg. But don't know what if anything I'll get done this weekend other than maybe getting flipped upright.

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 05, 2007, 12:35:34 pm »
What kind of pump goes in that thing? Is it set up for a JE pump?

It’s a Panther intake and Tom at JetBoatPerformance hooked me up with a American Turbine Energizer setup for it. Essentially, the only thing that remains Panther is the suction housing. All other parts are American Turbine.

Thanks for checking out my project page.......John

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: October 01, 2007, 06:20:16 pm »
Here's the latest with the speedcoat. The weather isn't quite good enough for me to risk it outside so hopefully this'll do. Besides, its time for Monday night football...

By the way, this stuff is NASTY......yuk. Definately gotta have respirators and crappy clothes

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: September 30, 2007, 04:51:45 pm »
Keep after it. If I'm fortunate to be able to make this come out okay in the end, ANYBODY can do it!   Hell, I'm making  this stuff up as I go so there's no reason why somebody else can't do it (and have it come out better) so keep after it.

Projects / Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
« on: September 30, 2007, 04:44:31 pm »
Thanks Greg. I appreciate it. This is backyard/rednecking it at it's finest.

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