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It's Done

Post Tue Feb 20, 2001 9:09 pm

Posts: 1050
Location: Greenbackville, Virginia, USA
Wow! Nice ride!

Post Tue Feb 20, 2001 11:51 pm

Posts: 582
Location: meridian, id. usa
So thats what they are supposed to look like Image

Post Wed Feb 21, 2001 2:41 am

Posts: 540
Location: Kansas City, Mo USofA
Accolades to you Sir, on a fine job. I also have a scooter with the original (and only) owner still living (46WL) and it has been interesting talking to him and seeing pictures of a proud YOUNG man just returning home from the war and purchasing his new 45. Hopefully I will return it to it's original glory while he is amoung us!
Thanks for sharing the picture, any hopes of you doing a web page with some pics and hints? A job this fine deserves all the attention it can muster.

Post Wed Feb 21, 2001 4:50 am
Black Rims Rule!!!

Post Wed Feb 21, 2001 5:08 am

Posts: 233
Location: Ridgefield,Ct 06877
Very nice restoration! You are a lucky guy,not everyone can have an original with a story like that. I'm glad to see you kept the original color and "as delivered" look. Given enough time I'll have a twin to the 1937 45 my Dad bought new. Bob

Post Wed Feb 21, 2001 11:32 am

Posts: 67
Location: Australia
here's to ya!

Post Wed Feb 21, 2001 1:36 pm

Posts: 22
Location: Scheveningen,The Netherlands
V. nice
An inspiration to us who own the "before photo" version.
Is that the Corbin saddle you were talking about in a previous post?
I'm also keeping the photo for its textbook starting technique.......


Post Wed Feb 21, 2001 9:07 pm

Posts: 188
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Yes jd, that is the Corbin seat. It seems to be of good quality.

Thanks to all for the kind words, and a special thanks to René for all of his help along the way, and for posting the picture on this Forum. For me, putting a picture here is much worse than trying to stop the leaks in my M51 carb.

Post Fri Feb 23, 2001 1:03 am

Posts: 950
Location: Paris ::: France

Someone using the correct red taint!!! I usually don't like red knuckles or flatheads but when you use the correct red, they're killers!

Miles of smiles to you and your "new" bike!

Eric :: Knk45
A state of the art power quest

Post Fri Feb 23, 2001 1:26 am

Posts: 37
Location: tucson az usa
wl49 you mentioned arizona? hey if your down in the tucson area, give an e-mail maybe we could get our flatties out together for a ride. that would give the locals something to gawk at. adios

Post Fri Feb 23, 2001 3:37 am

Posts: 22
True insperation. My 49 is in so many pcs. right now that it hard to imagine that it will ever look anything like yours. Its hard to visualize in all those milk crates and coffee cans.

Post Fri Feb 23, 2001 8:20 am

Posts: 896
Location: Bixby,OK, USA
Well sir you have done yourself and that sweet old 45 proud, compliments on a job well done. it takes a lot of tenacity to stay with it and make it look that good!

Post Sun Apr 01, 2001 11:40 am

Posts: 540
Location: Kansas City, Mo USofA
I thought I'd put a success story back on top!

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