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    Re: Square nose build

    So this pole pad is an interesting little project, I started with the original pad and cut the length way down, I wanted it much wider also, I added some pieces out of expanded PVC which was 3/4". .

    I cut that down to 1/2" on the table saw, the plastic base piece I am attaching to is not 90 degrees so I matched the angle on the table saw and cut the angle into the piece.

    The pieces are also not flat, the expanded PVC is thermoformable at about 150 degrees so I heated it up with the heat gun and bent into shape, then I attached it to the plastic base with 1/2" stainless staples, the PVC is very dense and holds any type of fastener really well. None of this will really matter when the cover is stapled on and the pad is riveted back on it.

    Some of the original foam on the very back of the pad was badly deteriorated so I cut that away and glued new foam in place with 3m Super77. This is kinda like a helmet, you want the foam to be in good condition in case the worst happens. I cut what was left of the original pole pad into two pieces and used them for the outside pieces.

    Then using my favorite foam shaping tool, a long serrated kitchen knife I stared shaping it up, we are not at the final shape just yet I will probably taper it way off on the front and I still have to add two small PVC pieces at the very end, I will glue those together with epoxy and staple them onto the base.

    That last pic is the pile of Styrofoam left from the massacre. I am waiting on the glue to dry right now.
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    Re: Square nose build

    I have been collecting parts for this build for a while now, I bought a surf seal for the hood, a purple protec ride plate and pink Protec intake grate and rubber trim for the bumper rails.

    I also both a Superjet driveshaft and a midshaft, a freestyle Jet traction turf kit from WSM when they were closing that stuff out, I pretty much have everything else.

    I also bought a Carter B rocker kit for an RN and installed it on this SN and bought a Coffman pipe , one thing I still don't have yet is an aftermarket exhaust manifold , I may have to bum around with a stock exhaust for a while.

    I have a birthday coming up and my girl is buying me Hydroturf 26mm plush underpadding for my birthday, I already have the purple and silver metallic paint.

    I already have the vinyl for the handlepole pad here so I can stitch that up when it's time to do so.
    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 08-11-2022 at 06:47 PM.
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    Re: Square nose build

    everything looks good

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    Re: Square nose build

    Quote Originally Posted by CA550sx123 View Post
    everything looks good
    Thanks ,considering what I started with there was no way to go but up.
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    Re: Square nose build

    I ordered a sheet of black EVA foam off of Ebay this morning to cover the handlepole pad with and a giant bottle of superglue, I am going to contact cement the eva foam to the styrofoam to get a good smooth surface.

    The Jettraction FREESTYLE turf kit I am using comes with material cut to cover the rub rails with , I just need to superglue the pieces together to make one long piece so I won't be using the rubber trim on this ski, it didn't look right on this ski anyway to me.

    The kit was on closeout at WSM and I bought it a long time ago, it is for a RN but I am using Hydroturf 26mm plush underpad and I can make it all work out just fine on here, the turf job won't be perfect but I am sure it will be good enough for this ski.

    I also got the corners of the hood cut down and the surfseal installed this morning, I am not gluing the ends as it will have to be removed and put back on when the ski is painted.

    Today I am probably modifying a scraper blade and using the multitool to remove the old hood seal from the ski.
    Y'all know me, still the same O.G. but I been low-key
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    Re: Square nose build

    This part is kinda funny, I say this is a no budget build but that is not entirely correct, so far I have sold the Blowsion exhaust outlet, the footholds, the front rubber Bumper , the handlepole and the handlepole pad off of this ski, after buying the driveshaft, midshaft, ride plate and intake grate and the turf kit and surf seal I am probably somewhere around zero dollars actually spent right now.

    Stock hood seal wasn't attached very well it just pulled right off , no scraper needed. Also the Surfseal raised the hood quite a bit so npo need to take any foam off of the handlepole, just glass it up and go.
    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 08-12-2022 at 12:04 PM.
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    Re: Square nose build

    Not saying that I would put foam in the handlepole but if I did it might look something like this
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    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 08-12-2022 at 01:17 PM.
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    Re: Square nose build

    I found a couple of rear pole covers for the 300SX , it looks like it will work perfect if I cut a few new holes for wires and cables to run , the steering cable can run through it just as it is., OI will also need to add a metal bracket behind where the spring rides on the pole for support, That happens to line up with two bolt holes for the cover so easy peasy.

    I also grabbed a handfull of pole springs to see if anything would work, the closest match was and old school 550 pole spring , I have two of them, the first one I put on wasn't strong enough, so I scientifically calculated the exact amount of leverage needed and with a 12mm box end wrench I gave it three ugga uggas, turns out it was a good guess and now the pole is standing prouder than a Viagra addict on a Saturday night.
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    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 08-12-2022 at 05:49 PM.
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    Re: Square nose build

    Had to make a Dollar General supply run this morning, what kind of supplies can you buy at Dollar General you may ask, well paintbrushes and popsicle sticks for sure ,dixie cups for mixing epoxy ,vinyl gloves and several other things.

    I didn't want colored popsicle sticks but that's what they had so that's what I got. One thing is for sure I won't have to worry about misplacing popsicle sticks anymore.

    At any rate yesterday I poured on some more foam because foam is a lot easier to sand than fairing compound, I sanded that down then put on a coat of epoxy resin to harden the foam and have something to lay glass over, I 3M Super 77.ed the pole and the glass and stuck it to the handlepole, I would have wet it out but I was out of brushes thus the Dollar General supply run this morning.
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    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 08-14-2022 at 01:40 PM.
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    Re: Square nose build

    While I wasn't doing anything else yesterday I started on this piece, all you have to do is sand till your arms feel like they are falling of , its amazing what you can do with a little time, sandpaper a Dremel polishing kit and elbow grease.

    Most people would find it hard to believe this is a stock piece, It's a far cry from it's humble battleship grey beginnings.
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    Last edited by WFO Speedracer; 08-14-2022 at 05:06 PM.
    Y'all know me, still the same O.G. but I been low-key
    hated on by most these &^$$@s with no cheese, no deals and no G's, no wheels and no keys, no boats, no snowmobiles, and no skis, mad at me cause I can finally afford to provide my family with groceries

    WWSRD , What would Speed Racer do ?

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