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Old 05-12-2019, 09:24 AM
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You probably mentioned this T but is there an ETA on when the car will be back to you? You'll have a nice clean shop waiting when it does. I like the metal top work bench.


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Ditto. One thing you can never have is enough workbench space =)

It really looks like the car is coming along. Are you excited to get it back yet?
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:51 AM
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You probably mentioned this T but is there an ETA on when the car will be back to you? You'll have a nice clean shop waiting when it does. I like the metal top work bench.
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The Painter told me he had to finish the wrecked late model Vette ahead of me....My car would be done about 30 days after he received it.
(But we know how that goes.....LOL)
I think another two weeks/I will do the fenders and nose myself when I bring it home since that would add 50% to the price if he did the work because of all the cracks and damage.



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Ditto. One thing you can never have is enough workbench space =)

It really looks like the car is coming along. Are you excited to get it back yet?
8 feet should give me room to spread out an assembly for cleaning or repair

I should be very excited, but...….(I did not know how long the PTSD & grief over my son's murder would allow me to get things accomplished).

It's a bitter-sweet kind of anticipation.





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Old 05-12-2019, 05:09 PM
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Looks like you have a month to get the Harley together. Will give you that much more wall space so you won't hafta ship parts to me to hang on the wall...
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:18 PM
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Looks like you have a month to get the Harley together. Will give you that much more wall space so you won't hafta ship parts to me to hang on the wall...
Yep....it oughta be a piece of cake after rebuilding trailing arms!

You're gonna be so proud of me when I finally use your fiberglass parts to finish the knows nose. I have the bumper lip fiberglass taped to te bumper, but you have to zoom on the pic to see the pieces.

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Old 05-12-2019, 07:50 PM
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You’re so right about how long a car can be stuck at a body shop. I’m finally seeing some major progress on mine and it’ll be painted soon. It’s only been at the shop for 11 months. Yours is looking great and I’m looking forward to seeing yours finished. I’ve been following your thread for quite a while and glad to see that the finish line is in sight. Keep up the good work DG.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:31 PM
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Thanks Sully.....my street truck took about 9-10 months but I agreed to let the body shop work it in between major collision jobs......


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Old 05-13-2019, 11:03 AM
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Wow Tony, Beautiful truck.
Could you share some more photos?
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:04 PM
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Wow Tony, Beautiful truck.
Could you share some more photos?
Here ya' go...............…...….












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Old 05-14-2019, 12:09 AM
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Hey Tony, I thought you might like the last two Harleys I built.
These were both basket case Softtail Standards.
Only thing I didn't do was the paint.




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Old 05-14-2019, 07:06 AM
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need paint work on an old Harley? my old girlfriend. http://crazyhorsepainting.com/index.shtml
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:45 PM
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Here ya' go...............…...….











Hey Tony, are the Harley mufflers on the truck the same ones you had on your 68 a while back?
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Hey Tony, are the Harley mufflers on the truck the same ones you had on your 68 a while back?
Yep...…those on the Harley are twenty years old this year/GOOD Chrome. Those on the truck/car are still in the attic from the last move...….






They have the best deep sound.
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Good chrome, that's why Harleys weigh so much!
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:29 PM
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I stopped by the body shop this afternoon. The Painter added another layer of filler to the low areas...….




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I stopped by the body shop this afternoon. The Painter added another layer of filler to the low areas...….




Getting closer.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:45 AM
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Looks great T. Going to be a really exciting to see it under color and back home. Everyone can't wait, hang in there! Really cool.................................... ................

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