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gixxer6

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The Intimidator
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:43:27 AM »
It must have been around 10 years since I started this project, now that the youngest is off to college I can finally get back to it.  The Intimidator starts as a 79 Invader chassis that has been powder coated: 

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 09:13:40 AM »
larger 4/6 heat exchanger installed: 


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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 09:21:41 AM »
Fiberglass pan sanded (NO filler) and painted: 

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 09:22:40 AM »
Pan installed: 


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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 09:22:58 AM »
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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 09:48:00 AM »
Skis, Bumpers and bits, lots of powder coat and stainless everywhere...

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 03:59:17 PM »
 Waaay cool!
Both you and mswyka are working on a Kawi green sled....gotta love that color.
What do you have up your sleeve on this one?
You have a newer Vari-Ride rear skid to put under it?
You goin' with a 1" lug track?
What engine do you have on the workbench?....an LTD 440 with Interceptor jugs, head, pistons....? Even a standard Invader engine would be fine....but you probably have something more planned... 8) ::) :P
Please keep the pics coming!

Rick
75 SnoJet Astro SS, 79 Kawasaki Invader 440 (two of them), 81 Scorpion Sidewinder, 82 Blizzard 9500, 83 Yamaha Vmax 540, 97 MXZ 670....and holding...for now.

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 04:13:06 PM »
I just installed 120 one inch studs in a 90ís Ski-Doo 3/4Ē lug track.  It should do quite well on the ice.   :D

I havenít completely decided on the rear skid quite yet...  Initially I planned to install the stock 79 Invader rear skid with a gas shock, but I do have a couple Vari-Ride skids from 4/6ís.  Being a drag race inspired sled Iím leaning more towards the lower 79 skid. 

More to come regarding the motor...

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 05:35:31 PM »
Looks like a very nice project.  I really like the powder coating.

While my preference is for the 4/6 skid, my sense is that you are right in picking the 79 skid for your purpose.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 06:24:50 PM »
The 4/6 skid definitely rides nicer.  :/

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 09:50:39 PM »
That colour will look amazing on the snow. Canít wait to see the finished product.

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
Got the holes cut in the lightweight fiberglass hood, windshield trimmed down, and everything mocked up before sending the hood for paint. 

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 09:18:37 AM »
Pretty cool can't wait to see more progress.

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 08:30:37 PM »
Skid parts back from powder coating.  Just waiting on the cross shafts then itís time to assemble. 

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 06:32:01 AM »
So you did finally settle on the 79 skid.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...