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Hood restoration

Postby ZR800XC » February 4th, 2006, 12:06 pm

Well, with snow on the way I got the itch to go out in the garage and do some body work. Busted out the Sand Paper, Paint gun and some Windex to put on the decal kits and went to work. Did this 76 Merc S/M hood today and a 73 Rupp Magnum hood. The decals weren't finished on the Rupp hood at press time, but it'll be done tonight. The stickers on the MERC hood are reflectorized so I got alot of feedback from the flash, but here's what it looks like. My kid even had to get in on the action!

[img]http://my.core.com/~twister76/kidnhood.jpg[/img]


[img]http://my.core.com/~twister76/twister1.jpg">[/img]

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Postby Centricity » February 4th, 2006, 12:16 pm

Thats an awesome looking job!
Cute kid!
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Postby Wheeler550 » February 4th, 2006, 12:56 pm

I like the lettering. The sticker of the baby looks 3-D. LOL
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Postby johnd651 » February 6th, 2006, 1:57 am

hey .... nice job there.... could u put up some instructions or something please...i mean my sled looks horrible...the kid that had it before me beat it up... and i wanted to restore it.... by the way wered u get the decals???
by the way...my windshield is also cracked....how do i remove the rivets

[img]http://x11.putfile.com/12/36314373423.jpg height=300 width=225[/img]
yay...it works...just body work left now
[url=http://www.putfile.com/johnd651]Pics of the Sled[/url]
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Postby 77nuolyvik » February 6th, 2006, 4:34 am

I have some of the same issues ... in fact I have a Nuvik 76 hood on a Oly 340 main chassis/engine ... I will be restoring my hood this summer ... any tips appreciated.
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Postby Pstang72 » February 6th, 2006, 10:20 am

you can remove rivits with a drill
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Postby Pstang72 » February 6th, 2006, 10:22 am

the way you do it is put the drill bit on the rivit and drill through the middle
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Postby FiredUpRupp » February 6th, 2006, 10:26 am

Nice job Wheeler!
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Postby ZR800XC » February 6th, 2006, 11:23 am

I get all my decals from [url=www.sledstuff.com]www.sledstuff.com[/url] His stuff is always really nice. If he doesn't have them available, I just post a want add and usually somebody is making them. Tips??? Not really much too it, it's all about building up, and sanding down to get it right. Stress cracks are the worst. I dremel them out and fill them with body filler. For painting...thin coats with a good HVLP gun. The HVLP guns are the bomb, I just used mine for the first time and overspray and dry spray are darn near eliminated...


[img]http://my.core.com/~twister76/twister1.jpg">[/img]

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Postby johnd651 » February 6th, 2006, 12:43 pm

what do u use to coat it....

like primer > Base > Decals > Clearcoat....or what?

by the way... a friend of mine recommended http://www.afegraphics.com
yay...it works...just body work left now
[url=http://www.putfile.com/johnd651]Pics of the Sled[/url]
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