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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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Re: The Intimidator
« 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, 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.

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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.