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sprocket

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2017, 06:35:36 AM »
What will this sled weigh when finished

gixxer6

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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
What will this sled weigh when finished

Great question!  I don't really have a target weight.  All I know for sure is that it will be lighter than a stock Invader. 

Tips for weight reduction? 

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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2017, 05:35:11 PM »
Just enough gas for one run !!!  ;)
1982 Kawasaki Interceptor 550 #558
1979 Kawasaki Drifter 440
1989 Arctic Cat Pantera 440
2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Turbo 50th Anniversary 2015 Arctic Cat Lynx 2000

sprocket

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 05:23:29 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 04:01:40 PM »
So you did finally settle on the 79 skid.

I decided to go with the lower 79 skid.  I FINALLY got it together, well mostly...Iím still missing some bolts and limiter straps.  This skid was a nightmare.  I had a horrible time getting the old slides out.  Once I got the rails cleaned up I had a hard time getting the new slide installed.  I ended up destroying one and getting it stuck on the rail.  I finally gave up , ordered a new slde and pulled a different rail from another skid.  At least it turned out nice! 


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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2017, 05:49:08 PM »
After having done the suspension for the cancer charity sled  that to do one properly is a LOT of effort.  Nice job! ;D

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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2017, 08:23:30 AM »
any suspension is a pain to get nice, very nice job there...

gixxer6

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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2017, 05:41:18 PM »
Intimidator seat: 

sprocket

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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2017, 06:33:09 AM »
Looking good

gixxer6

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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2017, 07:29:40 AM »
So...  I learned something new this week...Did you know that it is impossible to exactly match liquid paint to powder coat?  I didnít!  I talked directly with the powder coating manufacturer, they said that the color can be matched exactly in one light, then look completely different in another (paint it to match exactly in your shop, Drive it outside and you have two different colors).   

The Intimidator hood all painted, gloss black: 

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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2017, 04:46:58 PM »
 This sled is lookin' really good.. :D
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2017, 09:00:05 PM »
Tank, seat, taillight, steering stem, jackshaft all mounted. 

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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
Impressive!  That powder coating is beautiful.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom (Green)
Projects:  1980 Invader 340, 1981 Invader 440, 1982 Intruder 440

gixxer6

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2017, 05:08:20 PM »
I wrestled the skid in today: 

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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 06:17:04 PM »
Nice job!!!