My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization


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quinting
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My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby quinting » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:30 am



Thanks to Don Moore for taking all of these awesome shots of my bike!

I picked up this '79 'wing last May, rode it all summer, and then this winter, stripped it down, and started working on it.

I bought a new trunk and a set of saddle bags. Darrel Hiebert fabricated a bracket to hold everything together.

Bill's Cycle (http://www.billscycle.ca) did a major fuel system overhaul on it.

Ledinham GM did the paint and body work (they told me to also add that this was a favour to me - they don't do bikes as a rule).

Dale Lawrence (Uncle D's Airbrushing - http://www.uncledsairbrushing.com) did the art work on the tank.

The tank graphics are a depiction of the absolute suffering that Jesus went through for my sins, and now He sits on His throne in Heaven preparing a place for me.

Overall, I am pleased with how it turned out, here are a few before and after shots....



















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Re: My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:34 am

Very nice. Good job. Welcome to the forum.
Tom

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Re: My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby quinting » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:39 am

dingdong wrote:Very nice. Good job. Welcome to the forum.


Thanks!

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Re: My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:47 am

Any plans to polish the valve and timing covers?
Tom

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quinting
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Re: My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby quinting » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:53 am

dingdong wrote:Any plans to polish the valve and timing covers?


Maybe next winter, it's riding season now :)

There's a few things I want to do next winter. I'd like to see if I can retro fit a batwing fairing to it, somehow I have this picture in my head that that might look good....I have a friend that has one, so I'm going to try holding it in place and see what it looks like....

And then some general cleanup, like the covers, there's a Honda logo at the front that needs repainting, I noticed it after I put things back together.... Probably find a few other things to do :)

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Re: My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby salty1 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 am

Looks totally different, great job. I can hardly wait to see that batwing on it. 8-)

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Re: My 1979 GL1000 Restoration/Customization

Postby quinting » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:58 pm

salty1 wrote:Looks totally different, great job. I can hardly wait to see that batwing on it. 8-)


Thanks! At least I'm not the only one that thinks that a batwing might look good :)




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