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Old 08-12-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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Guzzi paint resource?

Does anyone know a guy that can bring a nice dent out of a guzzi tank and possibly repaint (blue silver stock)? 1978 Moto Guzzi LeMans 1.
Shhh, don't get too excited. I'll post my new bike later, in its own thread.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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Holy crap, man! No sense wasting time with lesser Guzzis. I can't help you with your question, but I just wanted to let you know that you suck.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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I guess I'll tease.

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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Oh yummm!
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:10 PM   #5
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Nice all around! I used to have an FJ55 back when I lived in Athens. Wish I still had it. I traded it to a philosophy prof at UGA for three BMW 2002s. A friend of mine has an FJ? like yours with a cummins 6B in it that I envy. Is Blue Moon Cycle still around? I remember going there for parts for my /5 when I got it, and at the time, it was just total sensory overload going in there. The first time a got a whiff of a Guzzi was there. The rolled out an LM1 like that (red though) out of the service bay, and fired it off, and I remember thinking it was just about the most breathtaking piece of machinery I'd ever encountered.

Is your LM running?
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:15 PM   #6
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Nice all around! I used to have an FJ55 back when I lived in Athens. Wish I still had it. I traded it to a philosophy prof at UGA for three BMW 2002s. A friend of mine has an FJ? like yours with a cummins 6B in it that I envy. Is Blue Moon Cycle still around? I remember going there for parts for my /5 when I got it, and at the time, it was just total sensory overload going in there. The first time a got a whiff of a Guzzi was there. The rolled out an LM1 like that (red though) out of the service bay, and fired it off, and I remember thinking it was just about the most breathtaking piece of machinery I'd ever encountered.

Is your LM running?
My cruiser is an FJ62. Last of that body style. I love it to bits! It's seriously the most awesome tank and off roader. That roof top tent is awesome too. It's just an ARB that got rebranded.


Blue Moon is still around and still huge. They do very well, from what I know.
The LeMans isn't running currently, but there is very very little I need to do to get it running. It's been stored in a climate controlled building its whole life and only has 25k on the odo. I'll be starting a new thread all about it soon. I want to give it some proper photos, though.
The only nagging thing from making it pretty much perfect condition is that dent :(
I really want to get that fixed.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:48 PM   #7
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Ruh roh....

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I guess I'll tease.

Another Guzzi thread!

Moyers Tank Renu in PA specializes in restoring old gastanks, the rustier the better. They cut 'em apart and replace damaged metal on a regular basis. They will then seal the inside with their patented process and deliver back a tank in primer , ready for paint. They've been in business for a long time.
http://www.gas-tank.com/
Just some food for thought...
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:41 PM   #8
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Brent Budgor at Vintage Vendors in Burlington, VT. He just painted the tank/side covers for my Norton commando, his work is impeccable.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #9
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Please share if you find a match for that colour. My Monza needs some.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:58 AM   #10
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Please share if you find a match for that colour. My Monza needs some.
http://www.mgcn.nl/index.php/mg-pain...er-database-40

Part number: 9739-9005 metallized 'azuro' blue
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Thanks, just need someone to mix it now.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:00 PM   #12
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Rare LeMans you got there not many in blue.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:59 PM   #13
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Rare LeMans you got there not many in blue.
I kind of got the feeling they were rare. I've been looking for one for many years but had no clue where or how to get one. Just did my usual CL searching for a long time.
While out west I stopped by some Guzzi shop over in Long Beach/LA and chatted with the owner. Asked him about the LeMans 1, specifically, and what kind of value that had. He was quick to tell me to not even try as they'd go for $15k-$20k running. He recommended a T3 instead.
I couldn't find a dang t3 either!
I finally took an ad out on the guzzi owner club site and after a few months, got 2 guys looking to sell their LeMans'. One was down here in Atlanta, so I went with that. It just happened to be in the color that I wanted the whole time.
I'm pretty happy about it all.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:01 AM   #14
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Paint

I happen to own one of those that I bought new, red though. I have a friend that will paint it for you. PM your email and I will send you some pictures of mine after repaint. BTW, even though it looks great, I wish I had kept the original patina. I love the blue.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:46 AM   #15
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" Asked him about the LeMans 1, specifically, and what kind of value that had. He was quick to tell me to not even try as they'd go for $15k-$20k running".

As much as I love my 77 LeMans I would take $15k to $20k in a heart beat! A very clean low milage could get you $15 a daily driver like mine seem to go for 4 to 6K.
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