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    ok so I started sanding with some 80 grit.....kinda tough........just as I expected....EM RON enamel...multi colors....just glad I have it sanded now...I had a friend bring over some used dump truck tires, so i could sand the sides, yet still having a mobility with it being on the trailer to head to the paint booth. should be in primer at the end of next week, another once over with 180 and a little glass in the usual places. and dont worry i have the southwind covered and cozy...
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    You installing the SWTD motor in this?

    Boat looks light!

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    Don't take any short cuts and then try and sell it on here. .....

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    Uncle Info...no short cuts taken or I would definitely not be posting my build. Might earn me a little credibility. Sanding this thing down as far as I did is already past the short cut, always more work than I bargain for, but this is what we do, work on jet/drag boats.

    blend...I have a BBF ready to go and is currently my plan, however, you know how it is...you never know...
    I have a local grudge race this summer for $100 with my SW, against a Jimmy Johnson SW. He loves to talk smack and so I will be ready for him. Either way my boat and I are better looking.

    the big plan is to sell/trade the SW and the TX and get me a Daytona/Cheyenne/Stealth. Something about sitting behind the wheel and look out and seeing the tunnels....gives me goose bumps.

    and FYI...you wonder why paint jobs are so high....1) prep work sucks and tedious 2) Supplies are high (sandpaper $60, a gallon of Primer and activator $100+ with a buddy deal and I hope its enough, and of course this boat is going to be red and yellow the most expensive colors, I havent bought paint and clear yet)......whens the next lottery drawing?

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    Always interesting to see how many colors you find under the current one. When I had the Windwalker I sanded through 8 colors to get to the original gel. A ton of work for sure.

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    Lookin good ...Ive done it many times!!!

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    I did this same thing and yes, it's a pain! I also tought the top side of the boat was paint but they had jelled the top and painted the bottom! Glad it wasn't gell on the bottom or I would still be sanding! Good luck Led!


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    Hey Led lets pop some seat off of yours while you got em out

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    I have four shells bare right now, head north mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led:1534785
    I have four shells bare right now, head north mate
    Lets set it up. tell me what i need.

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    Led, you already got your paint scheme figured out? I gotta scheme, that is old school I drew up for a TX that is yellow red and white. If you want it PM me your number or email address, and I will get it to ya, or I can send it to Bodean and let him send it to ya.

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    Led ol brother finally your getting it..keep a winger sell the rest..lol
    so now but the bbf..why slow it down... Got to let the winger fly... Your not fishing out the thing to go trolling..lol
    just joking..that must be the motor that was in my winger ???? When i got it from ya???
    Don,t let it slip and run into a tree.lol
    i hope to see more of it..bro..
    Good luck hell you will have it done before mine...$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGB View Post
    Always interesting to see how many colors you find under the current one. When I had the Windwalker I sanded through 8 colors to get to the original gel. A ton of work for sure.
    oh so your the one who had to deal with that

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    Yep this is the Ford out of the "warbird"

    Like all projects the further you dig the deep it gets...dash wood had a bad place in it, got it patched, now looking at it the gauges holes were not in line or evenly spaced, filling them, the seat bases are week, going to replace them, and since I have it all out, I am going to reinforce the bulkhead with some fresh glass.

    Alter Ego, heck yeah, send it over, so may ideas and cool deals to choose from, I can be as indecisive as a woman sometimes. I will be in primer in a few days. probably start the paint next week...thats the plan, but I am going to rush it.

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