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Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:13 PM

I think it is going to look great when your done Travis :thumbs: Best part is when your done, you are going to stand back and say "I did that myself"
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 04:38 AM

Travis, great to see some progress. Those wheels are going to be nice. The extra effort on the seat pan will pay off too.
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:27 AM

I think it is going to look great when your done Travis :thumbs: Best part is when your done, you are going to stand back and say "I did that myself"


That is certainly true! I do enjoy this but find that my job gets in the way of my hobby. The members of my church get such a kick out of me doing this myself as they have never encountered a pastor who does this type of work. Also, considering I have two car "projects" that have stalled out getting this done is additional motivation for me to get back to work on them. It is also a safe and easy place to develop some skills in light body work. One car needs sanded, prepped, primed, and painted. The other needs a trunk floor and some other sheet metal replaced. I need more time and money.


Travis, great to see some progress. Those wheels are going to be nice. The extra effort on the seat fender pan will pay off too.


I think so, too. I am waiting patiently for the new Hapso seat skin before I attack the seat pan. It should be very easy and take little time and effort. I expect installing the new seat skin to take longer and be more of a pain than sanding, prepping, priming and painting the seat pan. :rolleyes:

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Got the tires mounted up this afternoon. Lubed the beads and wheels with Simple Green in a spray bottle which worked better than dish soap and water that I used for the fronts. I hope to finish painting and air-up over the weekend. :-)

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 05:36 AM

Glad you got the tires mounted okay. Are those All Trails?

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:45 AM

Glad you got the tires mounted okay. Are those All Trails?


Yup... I have showed them to some people around town and they were surprised at the depth of tread on them. Once again, Miller Tire got them to me fast and cheaper than I could find locally. :thumbs:

Edited by Trav1s, July 12, 2012 - 08:52 AM.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 10:20 AM

In spite of the heat and humidity, I was able to sand and re-prime the wheels after mounting the tires. Also spent some time working on the fender pan. It is almost ready for a final coat of primer before a final sand and green paint.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Those tires look great mounted. When you spray the green it's going to feel great after all the hard work! Keep us posted.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 08:33 PM

It seems that we are going to get a break in the weather by Thursday. I hope to prime and paint some more on Friday since they are calling for temperatures below 90. Yesterday and today were 100+ and it is uber dry out here.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Wheels painted and drying. Fender pan fully prepared and primed with green done on the bottom side. I am thankful for the break in the heat. Upper 80's and low humidity in July is unheard of out here.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Pics for y'all... (I added a few this morning). I hope to install the valve stems and air up the tires later today!!!! :thumbs: :smilewink:

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Valve stems installed and aired up!!!
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Posted July 29, 2012 - 06:00 AM

It's all looking mighty fine. I do my wheels the same way, keeps from scratching them all up putting the tires on. Carry on!
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:27 PM

It's all looking mighty fine. I do my wheels the same way, keeps from scratching them all up putting the tires on. Carry on!


I would love to do more work but the 100+ degree temps here are getting a bit annoying.

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:48 AM

Cold front moved through this morning and it was 62 degrees about 8. I managed to get green coat #1 on the top of the fender pan. I hope to wet sand and add another coat of green later today after a graveside service and a dress rehearsal of my local brass quintet. Pics of coat one!

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