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97 Zr 440 mod hood

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

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These pics are just showing the plug. I still have to make the mold.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:34 PM

View PostGiversome, on 29 August 2011 - 09:17 PM, said:




Cool! How did you end up with that thing? Did you actually make it?? I've got a 96 that I race, so you never know... should you end up pounding out a few, I'll probably end up getting one.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:25 PM

View Postgroulxs, on 31 August 2011 - 06:34 PM, said:

Cool! How did you end up with that thing? Did you actually make it?? I've got a 96 that I race, so you never know... should you end up pounding out a few, I'll probably end up getting one.

I Chopped, channeled, and faired everything in until it looked somewhat descent. It was a rush job from the begining. I started the project this time last year hoping to be done by last riding season. Initially I planned for dual headlights instead of the standard 1, next time maybe.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:51 PM

View PostGiversome, on 31 August 2011 - 09:25 PM, said:

I Chopped, channeled, and faired everything in until it looked somewhat descent. It was a rush job from the begining. I started the project this time last year hoping to be done by last riding season. Initially I planned for dual headlights instead of the standard 1, next time maybe.


Looks great! Nice work.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

wow skill :trophy:
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

that is sick man! very nice... man I have made gel coat molds for cafe seats but nothing like a hood!!! are you going ot be selling these? very nice!
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:03 PM

View PostJRK5892, on 10 December 2011 - 12:14 PM, said:

that is sick man! very nice... man I have made gel coat molds for cafe seats but nothing like a hood!!! are you going ot be selling these? very nice!

The mold was completed in October. I finished laminating the part in the mold two weeks ago. Until I separate the new hood from the mold I have no idea how it is going to look. If it comes out of the mold looking good, and someone wants one than maybe I will sell. There is a good chance the hood might not pop from the mold, and all is for nothing.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:47 PM

View PostGiversome, on 10 December 2011 - 04:03 PM, said:

The mold was completed in October. I finished laminating the part in the mold two weeks ago. Until I separate the new hood from the mold I have no idea how it is going to look. If it comes out of the mold looking good, and someone wants one than maybe I will sell. There is a good chance the hood might not pop from the mold, and all is for nothing.


Fingers crossed...
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:32 AM

wow man!!! that looks fantastic!!!!!! nice work!
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:18 PM

Old hood vs. new hood. Slow and steady, but I will get her done. I still don't no if it will fit the snowmobile yet. I might have put the cart in front of the horse on this one, fingers crossed.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:28 PM

:eyes-poppin: holy crap that look good. how long did that take and how hard was it
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

View PostPelle15, on 18 February 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

:eyes-poppin: holy crap that look good. how long did that take and how hard was it

Thank you. It took many hours here and there over a year now. Most of the work was done outside during the warmer month's of the last couple summers. It was my most challenging fiberglass project so far, mostly because it had to be as close to perfect as possible no excuses.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

That is impressive, do you take orders? :lol: just kidding. Great work you have done; any future plans for it? I notice that it is still all solid, are you planning on cutting it open for the vents and speedo/tach?
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:57 AM

View PostDelow, on 18 February 2012 - 10:38 PM, said:

That is impressive, do you take orders? :lol: just kidding. Great work you have done; any future plans for it? I notice that it is still all solid, are you planning on cutting it open for the vents and speedo/tach?

If the fit and finish on the ZR is good, and I can find a way to produce the hood easier, and faster than maybe it will be available. Slow cure resin, and vacuum bagging might be the answer. I would rather do lexan over fiberglass, but I don't think my mold will work with that process yet. I would like to put vents where the gages go. Haven't decided which ones. The 4" round vents might work so I could swap in the gages if I wanted.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

man that looks fantastic! I love it!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

View PostJRK5892, on 23 February 2012 - 12:23 PM, said:

man that looks fantastic! I love it!

Thank you. Only problem is the rest of the sled now needs an upgrade to match the hood. Your machine looks real good with the seat upgrade. I will have to do something in the seat department for looks as well as comfort.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

View PostGiversome, on 23 February 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:

Thank you. Only problem is the rest of the sled now needs an upgrade to match the hood. Your machine looks real good with the seat upgrade. I will have to do something in the seat department for looks as well as comfort.


for comfort it is awesome!!!! put on over 150 miles a day over the weekend and had no problem at all!
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

I was waiting to post until the old girl was on the snow with some updated pics, but that aint going to happen. I ruptured the distal tendon that attach├ęs my lower bicep to the rest of my god damn left arm. It has been 1 week on the surgical repair, and 3 weeks total since the injury occurred. That stopped all progress on getting her back together. Maybe in a couple month's I will have some pics of everything dry fit together. Currently have the 128" track installed which I hope will clear everything on a hard landing. Also have a modified short high rise m series seat already to go. New RSI handlebars, and risers should also work well with this seat.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

Tuff break man. Great work though. Any idea how heavy the hood is? Thought I'd ask since I'm drag racing a 96 ZR440. Less weight=more speed B)
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