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  1. #11
    I dream skis
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Made a little more progress over the weekend, and into today.

    Weekend project was re-fiberglassing the underside of the seat tray. The PO must have tried to do it but used the wrong kind of glue and it never stuck. All of the bolts on the seat plate were broken off too, so those got replaced as well.

    The seat tray, notice that the duct tape was holding it onto the engine lid



    The old cracked seat tray


    The seat tray with 3 layers of boatglass and resin, and new mounting screws already into the foam.





    the HOT HOT HOT vinyl (and paint color) that my wife picked out. Ever seen camoflauged silver vinyl? yeah baby - that's my new seat.

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    '78 & 87 Suzuki WetBike's. Yup - 2 of them now.
    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
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  2. #12
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    So the seat was sunday's project. I'm at the end of my finance class for my MBA, and needed a break from the final so I decided to do a little paint prep work tonight.

    Isn't it cute with a newspaper skirt?



    There's one ding in the hull that I can't get out (well, I could, if I got out the bondo, gelcoat, etc.) it's 30 years old though, so I think that one battlewound is deserved.

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    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
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  3. #13
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Oh, I forgot to mention. I spent about an hour and a half yesterday draining the fuel tank and setting the fuel pickup tube. Don't have any exciting pictures, but I can tell you that a 1978 wetbike has about an 8 gallon tank

    The good news is after getting the tank drained, surprisingly enough, there was VERY LITTLE varish in the bottom of the tank. I thought I was going to have to pull the tank for cleaning, but a little seafoam and a siphon tube and it's clean.

    I sent the fuel through a filter into the gas cans figuring (based on what was plugged up in the fuel pump) that there would be all kinds of junk, but it was clean. Happy days....less work.
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    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
    EnrollerConnect - Stay busy with your insurance license this year!

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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    i have a nib wetbike cover
    make offer if your interested
    jason
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Wetbikes are way to common guys. Go ahead & get yourself a dynafoil. Now thats a machine that turns heads..............
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  6. #16
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by josh977
    Wetbikes are way to common guys. Go ahead & get yourself a dynafoil. Now thats a machine that turns heads..............

    pshh...yer just jealous
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    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
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  7. #17
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Got the dings filled in and the priming done today while the sun was out.



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    '78 & 87 Suzuki WetBike's. Yup - 2 of them now.
    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
    EnrollerConnect - Stay busy with your insurance license this year!

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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Lookin good.
    I wouldn't say wetbikes are common, but they are making a comeback in popularity.
    I have a 1975 dynafoil. Not running at the moment. Those ARE rare. Only about 550 of them made.
    I have some wild stuff.
    Andy (WETBIKER)
    Owner--American Wetbiker
    Your total wetbike parts resource!
    Thousands of new and used watercraft and snowmobile parts.
    (208) 691-0671.
    www.wetbike.net
    wetbiker@wetbike.net

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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy (WETBIKER)
    Lookin good.
    I wouldn't say wetbikes are common, but they are making a comeback in popularity.
    I have a 1975 dynafoil. Not running at the moment. Those ARE rare. Only about 550 of them made.
    I have some wild stuff.
    Andy - if you come across another dynafoil, earmark it for me. It's next on my list of random stuff that I need in the garage.
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    '78 & 87 Suzuki WetBike's. Yup - 2 of them now.
    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
    EnrollerConnect - Stay busy with your insurance license this year!

  10. #20
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    Re: 1978 Wetbike Rebuild

    Finally, some updated pics. Thanks to my wonderful wife, the seat is done. Waterproof vinyl covering from the Mill end store, cost me $10

    Tomorrow, should be off to the river.




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    '78 & 87 Suzuki WetBike's. Yup - 2 of them now.
    '94 Blaster - Piped, footholds, trim (wifes boat )
    EnrollerConnect - Stay busy with your insurance license this year!

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