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gixxer6

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Restoration of #366
« on: September 01, 2021, 08:06:42 AM »
After around 10 years, I'm FINALLY getting back to working on #366.  I started this project years ago, drove from northern Michigan to eastern NY to pick up #366, tore it down, powder coated the bulk head and skis, riveted the tunnel back on, and it has sat since.  Other than collecting parts for it over the years I haven't worked on it.  Even though I have several other projects going, I've decided that I've just got to make time or I'll never get it done. 

I have the hood apart, decals removed, and off to the painter.  Should be back in around 3 weeks. 

mswyka

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 10:31:15 AM »
Sounds like a fun project.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 07:46:46 PM »
Always fun to see another interceptor with a chance to hit the trails again.  I had a guy email me about one he just got that has an un stamped tunnel.  I suggested he sign up here but so far he has not.

gixxer6

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 02:16:20 PM »
OEM windshield is restored and ready to install on #366.  This is an OEM unit form an Invader.  The before pictures are after it had been washed all of the cloudiness was from sun and weather damage.  It had sat outside for several years before I got it and had to be resurfaced with a headlight repair kit on both sides of the windshield.  It turned out real nice with no broken tabs or cracks.  I used a new black decal kit. 

mswyka

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2021, 05:12:08 PM »
Wow.  That is  a labor of love right there.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
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Interceptor398

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 10:22:23 AM »
Wow.  That is  a labor of love right there.

Agreed!

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2021, 04:46:24 AM »
Can't wait to see it finished.

gixxer6

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 06:48:18 PM »
Hood is back from professional paint.  Pictures donít do it justice. 

mswyka

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2021, 09:03:28 AM »
Great progress.  Gotta love new paint.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
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gixxer6

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2021, 07:44:09 AM »
Got the headlight assembled.  Everything in the first picture is NOS, including the bezel, housing, and latch (although they were painted for an exact match to the hood).  I had all but 3 pieces of the entire assembly NOS... 8)

mswyka

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2021, 10:52:48 AM »
Pretty impressive!
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2021, 01:36:18 AM »
Very nice looking paint indeed, whats the plan with the sled when finished, shows?

gixxer6

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2021, 08:27:37 AM »
Very nice looking paint indeed, whats the plan with the sled when finished, shows?

Thanks.  Probably not, I've never been much of a show guy...  It'll be a really nice weekend rider, maybe do some vintage rides with it.  For me it's more about the restoration process.  I like gathering the parts then seeing it all come together and being able to ride it when it's done. 

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2021, 08:40:10 AM »
Very nice looking paint indeed, whats the plan with the sled when finished, shows?

Thanks.  Probably not, I've never been much of a show guy...  It'll be a really nice weekend rider, maybe do some vintage rides with it.  For me it's more about the restoration process.  I like gathering the parts then seeing it all come together and being able to ride it when it's done.

That is where I am also.

gixxer6

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Re: Restoration of #366
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2021, 12:20:19 PM »
Got the reproduction hood foam kit, and headlight installed.  Getting the vents ready to go in, half of them are NOS (pictured) with all new clips.