1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1980 HydroStream Vamp resto-mod

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by 5nahalf, Oct 8, 2023.

  1. May 26, 2024 at 6:56 PM
    #721
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Last task for today is install the brass drain hole tube. Its a flared tube, so you smother it with glue, slide it into the drain hole on the boat, then using the flaring tool, you flare the end to keep it nice and tight in there.

    Tomorrow I will be wet sanding and buffing the hull. I have the topside to do, then I have the left side of the bottom of the hull to do. Once thats all done I can move on to putting in the wiring, gauges, radio, carpet, seats and deck hardware.
     
    Rezkid and RustyGreen like this.
  2. May 26, 2024 at 9:28 PM
    #722
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Little test patch of wet sanding and buffing. Yeah, this is going to look real nice.

    [​IMG]
     
    CVCV, kent50, Rezkid and 1 other person like this.
  3. May 27, 2024 at 11:16 AM
    #723
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Did part of one side, not perfect, but it looks good. Im running low on 1000 grit sandpaper as I can only get a 1 foot section of hull per per sheet. So I just ordered 200 more sheet, got 100 1000 grit, and 100 1200 grit. Having a surplus will make sanding go by much faster than having to use the paper until its 100% gone. I can change out sheets often to maintain a good cut.

    With the sand paper I have right now I plan to sand out the places that deck hardware is going so I can start getting that put on (radio, gauges, cleats)

    I am thinking of putting vinyl on these sides though, I think it would look pretty good to put some sort of billboard on the sides like the boat originally had (see picture at bottom). Just not sure what color I want to do. Might have to order a couple of colors and do tests.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2024
    Rezkid and RustyGreen like this.
  4. May 28, 2024 at 7:19 AM
    #724
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Little side shot to show how well the rear caps ended up after cutting them off and then putting them back on.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. May 28, 2024 at 4:21 PM
    #725
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Started laying carpet down, just test fitting right now, I will glue it in once I get it all right in there. I will be putting a single sheet down the center, then the float pods will be carpeted over with their own sheets.
    Not gluing it down though until I am done wet sanding. No point in putting it down just so it can get all dirty from the sanding.

    [​IMG]
     
    kent50 and RustyGreen like this.
  6. May 29, 2024 at 5:34 PM
    #726
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    No boat news today, dishwasher took a shit last night, parts were $270 to fix it, but the dishwasher was 7 years old and the cheapest one they sell when I got it. So new dishwasher time! Got a new one and installed it, now I am going to sit and drink while it washes my dishes.
     
    Front sight and RustyGreen like this.
  7. May 29, 2024 at 6:54 PM
    #727
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2020
    Member:
    #337468
    Messages:
    11,499
    Gender:
    Male
    sleeping in a chair
    Vehicle:
    2017 AC 4x4 Sport 6M Inferno
    Pavement Princess
    I wasn't going to "like" that because it cost you $$$...

    Then I read the last line. :fistbump:
     
  8. May 29, 2024 at 6:57 PM
    #728
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Actually was not too bad, menards had a $900 dish washer on sale for $500.
     
    RustyGreen[QUOTED] likes this.
  9. May 29, 2024 at 7:15 PM
    #729
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2020
    Member:
    #337468
    Messages:
    11,499
    Gender:
    Male
    sleeping in a chair
    Vehicle:
    2017 AC 4x4 Sport 6M Inferno
    Pavement Princess
    No Menards out this way. :pout:
     
    5nahalf[QUOTED][OP] likes this.
  10. May 29, 2024 at 7:25 PM
    #730
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed

    Its the walmart of hardware stores. Also got a sweet flashlight on clearance, its a little pocket one with a magnetic charger cable.. also got some frozen pizzas for dinner.
     
    RustyGreen[QUOTED] likes this.
  11. Jun 1, 2024 at 11:15 AM
    #731
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Sand paper showed up today! But, my daughter has dance competition till 6pm tonight. Hoping to get back in there tonight then most of the day tomorrow, really hoping there is no rain tomorrow so I can pull the boat out to sand it in the sunlight.
    Plan is to get all the sanding and buffing done, then move on to putting in the carpet. I have a plan for the stair carpet, stock it covered the stairs but not the lip between the main deck and the entrance to the stairs. But to get a nice seamless look I want to continue the carpet over that lip into the main deck. Thinking more about it, I really should of cut that lip out so the bottom of the stairs was level with the main deck. But its too late now to do that, maybe if I do a color change on the top half of the deck down the road I can cut that part out and smooth it out.
     
    RustyGreen likes this.
  12. Jun 1, 2024 at 5:43 PM
    #732
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Made some good progress sanding this evening, my DA is taking a beating though, I have to hit it with a hammer a few times to free the rusted up bearing in it. Pretty sure after this job is done, the DA will be trash. I would love to use my air powered one, but I dont have a hook it pad for it and the air hose would just get in the way.
     
    RustyGreen likes this.
  13. Jun 1, 2024 at 9:37 PM
    #733
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    First pass with the buffer, lots more buffing needed, but its shaping up pretty good.

    [​IMG]
     
    RustyGreen likes this.
  14. Jun 2, 2024 at 11:27 AM
    #734
    kent50

    kent50 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Member:
    #218069
    Messages:
    696
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kent
    Gold River California
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma Sport DCSB MGM
    3" Lift XD Wheels 33" K02s Predator Steps TRD Oil Cap Backflip Bed Cover Factory All Weather Mats WeatherTech Bed Mat TRD Pro Shift Knob Vinyl Air Bag Decal Covers Vinyl TRD and Tacoma Inserts Factory Mud Flaps Factory Remote Start Factory Door Sill Protectors Console Organizer and Tray Pro Fogs Grill Mounted LED Light Bar TRD Faux Grill DeBadged TRD Sport Door Emblems Factory Bed Lights Pop Lock Tailgate Lock Rear USB Ports DIY Power Panel
    Looking really nice! :thumbsup:
     
    Front sight and RustyGreen like this.
  15. Jun 2, 2024 at 11:33 AM
    #735
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2020
    Member:
    #337468
    Messages:
    11,499
    Gender:
    Male
    sleeping in a chair
    Vehicle:
    2017 AC 4x4 Sport 6M Inferno
    Pavement Princess
    Most power tools come apart without any special tools and the bearings are standard sizes available from any industrial supplier or McMaster-Carr.
     
    5nahalf[QUOTED][OP] likes this.
  16. Jun 2, 2024 at 11:49 AM
    #736
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Yeah, I tried taking it apart, even the screws are rusted up :) But its a cheap Hart brand one, I think I paid like $34 for it.
     
    RustyGreen[QUOTED] likes this.
  17. Jun 2, 2024 at 3:01 PM
    #737
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Alright, all sanded and buffed out. The sides and the lounge area are not sanded to a gloss because they are going to be covered anyways. But the rest has a nice gloss to it.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Front sight, CVCV, RustyGreen and 2 others like this.
  18. Jun 2, 2024 at 4:09 PM
    #738
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2020
    Member:
    #337468
    Messages:
    11,499
    Gender:
    Male
    sleeping in a chair
    Vehicle:
    2017 AC 4x4 Sport 6M Inferno
    Pavement Princess
    Looks amazing, getting so close. :yes:
     
    5nahalf[QUOTED][OP] likes this.
  19. Jun 3, 2024 at 9:57 PM
    #739
    5nahalf

    5nahalf [OP] I build dumb things

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    Member:
    #267058
    Messages:
    10,606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2018 Inferno Longbed
    Carpet is in, seat bases in, cleats in, foot pedal in, shift/throttle linkage in, rear anchor light mount is in, rear tie down eyes in, fuel lines in!

    Tomorrow I am going to pick up 3/8 plywood to build the side panels, need to get foam and vinyl to cover them on wed.

    Going to order the longer throttle cable once the motor is on so I can actually use the foot pedal.

    So the plan for tomorrow is to build the side panels, install the mounts for them, and then move on to putting all the gauges, fish finder, and radio in. Also going to install the steering wheel and cable tomorrow night.

    All I will have left after tomorrows jobs are done is to install the motor, install the bow eye, nav light, put in the motor wiring along with the rest of the wiring and fuse boxes, then screw down the battery trays and do the teak wood trim.

    Im days away from having this boat in the water!

    I did change my carpet design a little bit to make things a little easier, instead of trying to carpet the float boxes I have ordered a gallon of marine topside paint in black. Just going to roll on the float boxes black and be good.

    Last thing that needs to be done after everything is to build the rear bench and the front lounge seats, these items are not 100% needed to get the boat going, but they need to be done by July when we take the boat with to a weeklong stay on a lake. I do need to carefully plan the rear bench seat though, I need to be able to fold down the backrest to get to the fuel tank and also I want to put storage under the seat for fishing gear.



    As for the motor, I have decided I am going to drill it myself as the shop is 3 weeks out right now. After reading up on it, seems that most motors are drilled crooked from the factory to begin with, so being slightly off is not a big deal. But doing it myself means that I can take extra time to ensure its as straight as possible.
     
    Front sight, kent50 and RustyGreen like this.
  20. Jun 4, 2024 at 5:54 AM
    #740
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2020
    Member:
    #337468
    Messages:
    11,499
    Gender:
    Male
    sleeping in a chair
    Vehicle:
    2017 AC 4x4 Sport 6M Inferno
    Pavement Princess

    I have to both laugh and marvel - you list off everything above -- and will get it done. :bowdown:

    .
    .
    .
    Meanwhile it has taken me 2 weeks to put a timing belt on a Subaru... :turtleride:
     
To Top