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Today 07:41 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,but looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow
That poor bike was left outside to rust too long.

If you have a source for used seats, find one like that for my 2000 FXSTS. My wife hates the narrow pillion pad. About 10" wide for the passenger is perfect with the bags.
Today 07:41 PM
496CHEVY3100 [QUOTE=John long;2504937]Wow, Hard to make money that way. Good luck.

Ate your hamburger at the lake today.

John[/QUOTE[/I]
Iam hoping to pick up a used on ,or use the ones I have ,they are like the rear on this bike,

Guess I will have to eat two the next time .
Today 07:37 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I have been wanting to re-make the rear seat support for the '53.

Last night while I was waiting for sleep to creep up on me, it dawned on me that I could make half the relief in the bead roller, reverse the dies, and make the other half. The challenge may be to get the two haves to look seemless.

After the reliefs are rolled in, I can hopefully cut the hole out and end up with a pretty close reproduction of the piece.

This is what I want to reproduce.

Why do you need to reproduce the whole thing ? It doesn't look that bad. Maybe just across the bottom, similar to the well brace ??
Today 07:36 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
It wont clean up ,I have two new Fatboy solid disc wheels with new tires already mounted I am thinking about using ,but I really want the narrow 21 in tire and fender for the front before I paint it,
one like this is $1100 plus tire and bearing kit so I will liik for a USED one ,LOL

I have the rear fender and rack from a previous project but it has flame job so I will have to paint it if I use it,
Wow, Hard to make money that way. Good luck.

Ate your hamburger at the lake today.

John
Today 06:59 PM
496CHEVY3100 It wont clean up ,I have two new Fatboy solid disc wheels with new tires already mounted I am thinking about using ,but I really want the narrow 21 in tire and fender for the front before I paint it,
one like this is $1100 plus tire and bearing kit so I will liik for a USED one ,LOL

I have the rear fender and rack from a previous project but it has flame job so I will have to paint it if I use it,
Today 06:47 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,buy looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow
Do you think the front wheel will clean up or is that going to end up an out of pocket expense? The rest of it looks pretty dog gone good.

John
Today 06:43 PM
John long I have been wanting to re-make the rear seat support for the '53.

Last night while I was waiting for sleep to creep up on me, it dawned on me that I could make half the relief in the bead roller, reverse the dies, and make the other half. The challenge may be to get the two haves to look seemless.

After the reliefs are rolled in, I can hopefully cut the hole out and end up with a pretty close reproduction of the piece.

This is what I want to reproduce.



Here are the templates (patterns) I am making to roll the reliefs and cut out the holes.

Wish me luck.



Today 06:34 PM
496CHEVY3100 A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,but looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow
Today 06:24 PM
1971BB427 Something went astray on my roof patch. The resin didn't set up, and not sure why. Checked it this morning and it was still sticky. Weird? Pretty hot out, and that usually results in it turning over too fast. Never had it not turn over at all. Supposed to be high 80's and low 90's for the next week, so if I give it another try it will have to be early morning when it's 70 degrees.
Today 04:28 PM
Dave57210
Yesterday

After the A/C on my disease-el p/u crapped out while we on vaykay, made an appointment at A/C shop.

Yesterday morning, 8:00 AM

Didn't get there

The A/C clutch (Klutz?) and front compressor bearing seized up and tore the serpentine belt in half.

Do you have ANY idea how tuff it is to steer a one-ton, 4X4 p/u sans power steering?

NOW add in the fact that, being a disease-el it has hydro-boost brakes, so when the belt broke.....

For the first time, (ever!) in my life, I had to get one of my vehicles towed to a shop

New compressor, plus a couple of other bits ''n' pieces and it could home again last night

Considering all the stuff that a serpentine belt does, when was the last time you replaced yours? (Mine was actually only a few months old, but that A/C klutz....

By the way - it is astonishing how much power it was absorbing - when it broke it was like I suddenly kicked down into passing gear, so much power was freed up. AND, now that I don't have a dead compressor absorbing power, I've damn near doubled my fuel economy!
Yesterday 10:26 PM
496CHEVY3100 That is what I did also ,the Pan probably weighs 1/2 what a dresser weighs,and the Super Glide I bought today feels so light as compared to what I have ben rideind,

I will be 63 in a couple months, but have beaten up these old bones over the years,LOL
Yesterday 09:54 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
SAY WHAT ??? Didn't you recently take a trip with it ? You'll go crazy without a scoot to ride...

Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I don't like much having my pan restored ,when I finish I am going to RIDE it ,no more I cant ride,i will keep a couple to trade on or ride if I need them ,if needed ,,
We have ridden all our lives but I will be 69 next month and have enough arthritis that I can't manhandle an 800 lb motorcycle like I used to. I told Barb while we were on our trip in the Smokies that I thought this should be our last year.

I will miss it for sure. I bought this one new and as far as I know it is perfect. Radios, intercom, all work perfectly. Has about 26,000 on it I think.

The sad thing is it probably won't bring but 12-13 thousand. I gave 23 something for it before the accessories I added.

The good thing is the memories we have. We spent 23 days riding it to the west coast and seeing the country. What a ball we had.

John
Yesterday 09:40 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
SAY WHAT ??? Didn't you recently take a trip with it ? You'll go crazy without a scoot to ride...

Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....


I don't like much having my pan restored ,when I finish I am going to RIDE it ,no more I cant ride,i will keep a couple to trade on or ride if I need them ,if needed ,,
Yesterday 09:36 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Here you are out buying them and I am getting ready to take pictures of mine to put it on the market. If I don't get busy I will have to wait for spring to sell it.

John
SAY WHAT ??? Didn't you recently take a trip with it ? You'll go crazy without a scoot to ride...

Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....
Yesterday 09:29 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Here you are out buying them and I am getting ready to take pictures of mine to put it on the market. If I don't get busy I will have to wait for spring to sell it.

John

I just bought this to clean up fix a few small items and resale,make a few $$$$

I only had 1 left my ole 56 Pan,sold the other three including my personal bike,
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