Before And After: Post your Pic's

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by 2twisted, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. noman

    noman Long timer

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    the chrome was nearly perfect, as were the fork tubes and instruments. there are, i suppose, drawbacks to being very picky. last winter i spent WAY too much time sanding/painting the fenders and magnesium side covers. polishing the valve covers, cylinder and engine halves, polishing each spoke and nipple, polishing the brake arms and springs along with their nuts and bolts. i remember polishing the carb body, spending time with extra fine steel wool and toothpicks. you know, crazy. :loco

    so i sold it to a guy yesterday who shows up in a volvo wagon. he asks me to lower the bars, drain and remove the fuel tank. then we drag the bike on it's side into the rear of the car. twisting and scraping the front fender, breaking a blinker or two, busting a lever, rubbing the exhaust, scuffing a brand new grip, and tweaking who knows what. no idea what kind of help he had getting her out, maybe he just tied it to a tree and drove off. i can't think about it. :fpalm
  2. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    From this ratty "Big Bear Scrambler"
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    ...to this "Show winner"!
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  3. Bevelheadmhr

    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    Before and after...

    Ironhead1 002a.jpg Ironhead201 024b.jpg
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  4. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    I can actually see that bike sigh in relief :lol3Awesome job :clap
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  5. lucky23

    lucky23 Been here awhile

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    Well done!!!
  6. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    Bevelhead,you are an Alchemist.

    John
  7. CaptainFur

    CaptainFur Adventurer

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    After
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  8. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  9. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    As rescued:
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    Now: IMG_4494.JPG
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  10. BULMONT

    BULMONT Adventurer

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    Βefore

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    and after.....

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  11. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Been here awhile

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    Very nice..... now you have a museum piece, ride it or show it!
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  12. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
  13. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Been here awhile

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    Please do save them from the latest craze of hacking up older machines.... I have looked at several, what I could only call cobbled up messes
  14. Joezeph

    Joezeph Been here awhile

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  15. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    A few years back.. but here it is.
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    After (currently)
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  16. BULMONT

    BULMONT Adventurer

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    Τhank you, but i prefer to drive it, and no to sow it........
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  17. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    1973 RV125K
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    After with PE175 Motor and numerous other mods

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  18. Eminent Videos

    Eminent Videos GGR Road Capitan-CMA

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    That looks awesome!!!!!
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  19. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    I have an RV in the shed - it was my dads. Unfortunately, it is still in a "before" state . . .
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  20. flemsmith

    flemsmith lurk

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    Is it 205 if I already showed it in the airhead thread?
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