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Old 02-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #16
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Love that DRZ in super stealth black Mullet, Guns it sounds like you were working on an Orange thing but got it done, cool! I can't wait for the warmer weather for some more projects in action.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #17
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This is the GTA and in the 66 only came with the big block 390 , 67 GTA base engine was 289 with options for other engine(s)
3 yr project and getting close to completion.

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I love that burnt orange look, should look nice on both those machines! I also love the 66 Fairlaine, had one right out of high school with the 390 big block what a blast!
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #18
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This is the GTA and in the 66 only came with the big block 390 , 67 GTA base engine was 289 with options for other engine(s)
3 yr project and getting close to completion.
Gt automatic trans, very cool!! Mine was a 66 no GTA but it had a transplanted 390 and an auto trans, man that car hauled ass. I still think it was one of the best cars i have owned. I found a Fairlaine 500 in a field a while back with some front end damage 2dr hardtop 289 etc for 700, hmmm? Then reality kicked in and told me i do not want to do a major full resto like my Belvedere from 3-4 years ago. It looks like your at the figure out how everything goes back together mode! Good luck and can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #19
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nice purple ride..
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #20
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oh and i wanted to learn to tig aluminum today at work and since i needed a bash plate for the trip tomorrow i made this. ive known how to MIG weld for years but since i got a job about 2 months ago as a architectural fabricator i learned how to tig stainless steel and mild steel. today i taught myself aluminum which is MUCH harder but that just makes it more fun.




i will add a couple more pieces to stiffen it up and add more protection but not bad for only 2 hours start to finish.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #21
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nice purple ride..
But the bikes blue not purple Mark!! Thanks its my baby. I had to pull it out of the garage to get my wives 550 out from the front. I would be in great shape if i had a shop the size of yours. Well maybe not, i was thinking of all the projects i could fit in there if my shop was that size.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:28 PM   #22
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Nice looking bash plate M B, tig aluminum much harder to weld cause once it gets too hot the bottom will fall right out. I used to weld aluminum window frames for a company in the 80's and i had to learn on the fly so too speak. It sure looks pretty burley!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:31 PM   #23
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Nice looking bash plate M B, tig aluminum much harder to weld cause once it gets too hot the bottom will fall right out. I used to weld aluminum window frames for a company in the 80's and i had to learn on the fly so too speak. It sure looks pretty burley!!
thanks, it was a challenge but it sure is a lot of fun. just need to figure out what else i can make now lol.

oh and i got my reserve reserve tank mounted.

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Old 02-24-2012, 06:50 PM   #24
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I pulled the floors out for replacement (not too hard), but then found that the bottom of the inner rocker panels were rotten...... and so that's what I'm doing. supposedly the hardest part to replace

Also, does anyone know of a good, reasonably priced place I can take it to to get painted in or around the auburn/sumner/bonney lake (wa) area?







Before I took it apart
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:49 PM   #25
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Typical winter maintenance

I am doing my annual winter maintenance, but a little differn't this year.

I built a shed late this last summer, for storage and a place to work on the bikes out of the weather. ITS REALLY NICE!

Pictured below is the XT, in my new shed, on my new home built "motorcycle rack" and I have a electric hoist mounted to the trusses to pick up the rear end of the bike, makes tire changes a breeze.



The TW got new oil, air filter, valves adusted, and a new battery
The XT got new oil, new rear tire, new valve shims, new air filter, new battery.
The TDM - haven't started yet, its next to go up on the rack for oil and valve check.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #26
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installed the new clarke tank

Nice, I love the black look on those bikes, but since the last one I had (for 8yrs) was black, I decided to stick with the blue that my new to me DRZ came with.

This is what I've been working on, it's an 02 w/2K miles, pumper carb (WOW!!!), and Excel rims, been dialing it in, adding some extras and have more bling on the way including a Trail Tech headlight.



The bike is pretty clean and unmolested for a 10yr old bike.....................that will soon be changed

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:57 AM   #27
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nice purple ride..
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But the bikes blue not purple Mark!!


I think Mark was referring to "PURPHAZ"

.....But, wouldn't that be "Plum Crazy" in Mopar Speak?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #28
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I think Mark was referring to "PURPHAZ"

.....But, wouldn't that be "Plum Crazy" in Mopar Speak?
Plum Crazy it is, I'm liking those new Challengers.

The Fairlane and Mustang are sweet too................let me know if ya need any parts/info for that Mustang, I have a good friend that has been doing ground up resto's on stangs for over 25yrs.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:19 AM   #29
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I think Mark was referring to "PURPHAZ"

.....But, wouldn't that be "Plum Crazy" in Mopar Speak?
Yes "Plum Crazy" would be the correct color in Mopar Lingo. Limited production for the 2010 year on this color. It handles like its on rails and i can still get 22 mpg hwy! I know what Mark was referring to i was just kidding around.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #30
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Mine's not moto related as I finished my annual maintenance, at least most of it, several months ago.

It seems that my front planter wanted to take a nap after 50 years:



With the help of a friend, we reinforced it and re-built it and put Humpty Dumpty's wall back together again.



And, yes, the wall is plumb and level.

This frees me up to do some more riding.
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