Restoration complete!


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Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:36 pm



After three long years, she is finally done. Couldn't be more proud. Let me know what you think and please be gentle, she's my baby.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby Rednaxs60 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:36 pm

VERY nice - enjoy your ride!!
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby sportsfreaked » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:20 pm

Looks good! Job well done!
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:23 pm

very nicely done. love the tank the way it's so glossy.

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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby ankgrays » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:39 pm

If mine will look HALF as nice when I'm done....

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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:04 am

Thank you all. I appreciate the kind words.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:52 am

I love the paint color, and you've got a really nice, deep gloss to it. Well done!

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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby 4wred » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:45 pm

Did you use base and clearcoat or is it ss? Looks awesome :!:

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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:30 pm

It was base and clear. 8 coats total. Paint was done at my cousins body shop in Hadley Pa. Cox Automotive.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:24 am

Nice,

Wish I could paint and polish like that :)

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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby LittleGoldy » Sun May 01, 2016 10:28 pm

She is a beaut. The blacked out chrome accents......?? Cost of restore or just personal choice? Just curious.

Hope you get to enjoy her for some time to come. :lol:
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Mon May 02, 2016 6:13 am

I would have to say it was a little of both. All the stuff I did racked up the price rather quickly, so that played a little in the painting of the chrome pieces. The finish was not so great, and I wanted them to look good. I felt the black set it off a little. Didn't want the bike to look like everyone else.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby Old Fogey » Mon May 02, 2016 9:17 am

That unusual colour works real well! Very handsome machine.

With no detriment to your work, can I just mention that the engine side covers which you have done in black, although they look terrific, are also known as 'alternator roasters' because they don't allow any cooling air flow around the rear of the engine.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:20 am

Thanks for the info, I will definitely keep that in mind.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:24 am

And Old Fogey, I must say I had the pleasure of a one night stay in your county. I was on my way to Kuwait in support of Iraqi Freedom and we stayed in Prestwick. Beautiful area from what I seen in my limited time.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby LittleGoldy » Mon May 02, 2016 11:01 am

the engine side covers which you have done in black, although they look terrific, are also known as 'alternator roasters' because they don't allow any cooling air flow around the rear of the engine.


WOW, did not know that. And I was looking to get some nice chromed ones. Guess that sinks the "look" I was trying to attain. I would rather keep the stator alive than roast it. Thanks for that bit o info. :o
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby Old Fogey » Mon May 02, 2016 11:38 am

DCoxson1969 wrote:And Old Fogey, I must say I had the pleasure of a one night stay in your county. I was on my way to Kuwait in support of Iraqi Freedom and we stayed in Prestwick. Beautiful area from what I seen in my limited time.


Yeah, one night is enough! :lol:
Ayrshire, where Prestwick airport is situated, is one the best for the gentle type of scenery; rolling hills rather than the rugged mountainous type of the Highlands.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby DCoxson1969 » Mon May 02, 2016 12:30 pm

That's pretty cool Old Fogey. I am in Ohio, if you make it back this way get hold of me. Would like to join you for a few miles.
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Re: Restoration complete!

Postby Old Fogey » Mon May 02, 2016 1:13 pm

Assuming we get into this trip, Doug and I will most probably stop off at our friend Greg's place in Gahanna. His brother comes down from Canada, meets up with us and we overnight there before we all head off to wherever. But it's a long trip of over 1300 miles one way and I'm afraid that this year both Doug and my health may not be up to it. But I'm pushing for it for exactly that reason; health is unlikely to suddenly improve, more the opposite!


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