The "build" vid for the frame! Would love to hear your thoughts on this!!!
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Here's what was left of the muffler after the pressure washing...
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Made a little progress this morning. Got the frame cleaned up and painted.
Love this paint, it goes on thick and seems to hold up well to years of abuse. Takes forever to dry though... VanSickle tractor paint, I find it at CAL ranch.
It's a start. Have a loooonnnnngggggg ways to go still.
Friday, January 06, 2023
Been shopping for parts, and man this could get expensive! Going the budget route for now. Plan on fixing / cleaning / painting everything I can on my own, but there's a couple of things I haven't found at decent prices used- muffler, gas tank, and front end. Think I'll buy repro's for the tank and front end, and trying to make my own muffler using the stock header pipe.
Spent the afternoon pressure washing the big parts. Most of them came out great. The one exception is the exhuast... The pressure washer punched all the rust spots all the way through. Don't know that I could save this one even if I had all my tools accessible.
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Tuesday, January 03, 2023
It's time to make a go of this, because he's already tearing it up on his older brother's Z.
A few "before" pics we took just a couple days ago:
Annnnddd.... where she's at now.
It is MEGA rough. But I think we can save it. Going to need a few harder to find parts- front end, muffler, rims, maybe a gas tank.
Not going to restore it. A 6 yr old will be thrashing on this one, just like his older brothers did on theres. They got them for Christmas 12 years ago. https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/hope-my-boys-like-second-hand-junk-for-christmas.646877/
Stay tuned for more. Planning a whole YouTube video series on this one! Goal is to have it done by August 10.
Think I can do it?!