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1969 Rogers build

Hey been a member a while just realized i never posted my build over here. This is my first boat build and first jet boat. So i will have many questions along the way.

This will be a somewhat slow process as i do not have buckets of money to throw at it, but my goal is to have it floating by end of this year maybe sooner.

Here is what I started with.









 

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Next thing i tackled was flipping it and starting on the sides/bottom





Quickly learned that not all primers play along nicely





So while i was fuming at my primer fiasco i painted the trailer, i dont plan to keep this trailer but it will work in the mean time



 

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Next time to lay some color. For the paint i went with a Single Stage Urethane called LIC 50. This is an "industrial" paint that i have used before, it dries nice and hard and is pretty thick. Also colorsands and buffs pretty well











 

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Now for the color for the sides, the boat will be Orange. I sprayed a White single stage "base coat" to make the Orange pop more











 

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Got it flipped back over and on the trailer started to sand the top getting ready for its first coat of primer





Decided to take the masking tape off to put down fresh tape before i sprayed some primer and FARG!!!



Oh well sprayed some primer anyway

 

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Looks good. Keep the pics coming. We love pics! :) You gonna name it PUMPKIN ?
Havent picked out a name yet.... Depends on what happens, i have a 455 that will get me on the water sooner and it running. I want to build a Big Block Mopar for it in the future and if ido ill name it something along the lines of its a mopar thing

i dont know... to many ideas
 

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Looking good Steve! Is the top going to be Orange too? If you are going Mopar you might as well do some Challenger stripes! Or maybe a General Lee version with a Dixie horn! Need some updates!
 

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Looking good Steve! Is the top going to be Orange too? If you are going Mopar you might as well do some Challenger stripes! Or maybe a General Lee version with a Dixie horn! Need some updates!
Thanks Scotty!

The top will be mostly black with some orange. I'm not very artistic (can't even draw stick people) so it'll be simple two tone. But I think it'll look nice.

No updates right now. My focus has been turned to getting the Bahner ready for the first river trip this year. (Laughlin this weekend). So I hope to get back to work on the rogers next week sometime. I did take all the nuts off of the intake so I can get it pulled and maybe set it back.
 

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Oh also did some more research when I got home. The title is listed as a 1969 Rogers not a 68. Also the tag is marked as an 18 model.

Here's a pic



 

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hey thats lookin good, i have a few left over 455 parts let meknow if might need a thing or two,
The only 455 thing I'm looking for right now is a torker intake or a tunnel ram
 

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Havent picked out a name yet.... Depends on what happens, i have a 455 that will get me on the water sooner and it running. I want to build a Big Block Mopar for it in the future and if ido ill name it something along the lines of its a mopar thing

i dont know... to many ideas
You thinking..Wedge Head ..or Hemi?...Gotta love Mopar
 

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Oh also did some more research when I got home. The title is listed as a 1969 Rogers not a 68. Also the tag is marked as an 18 model.

Here's a pic



Where was that plate mounted? I think mine is missing.
 

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You thinking..Wedge Head ..or Hemi?...Gotta love Mopar
WEDGE!

There is no way on gods green earth i could afford a Hemi build.

plus ive built a few 440's stroked out to 500" and they ran hard, very hard. and seemed reliable. Just thirsty som-a-bitches
 
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