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Online Dave Swanson

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78 Convert Restoration
« on: August 05, 2022, 09:23:34 AM »
15 years ago my daughter accompanied me on a drive to Michigan to pick up this 78 Convert.



 I had no idea that it would sit this long waiting, and waiting, but now the gears are slowly starting to turn. 



I have been picking up parts here and there and have quite a few stashed now.  A NOS u-joint just in case, Gilardoni set just in case, and many other parts.

The restoration took a big step in the right direction when I dropped the tins and saddlebags off for paint.  It will be a slow moving restoration as I have 3 bikes ahead of it, but thought I would start a thread.  They always help me keep track.



« Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 09:24:48 AM by Dave Swanson »
Dave Swanson - Northern IL
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Re: 78 Convert Restoration
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2023, 07:22:28 PM »
How's it going??
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Re: 78 Convert Restoration
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2023, 11:36:14 PM »
I blame the Harley.
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Re: 78 Convert Restoration
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 01:40:00 PM »
Good things come to those who wait.  My painter has moved from full time to only part time as a painter. It took almost 6 months to get the parts back but I knew that going into it.  He's the best, and reasonable.  Very worth the wait.

Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore

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Re: 78 Convert Restoration
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 01:40:00 PM »

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Re: 78 Convert Restoration
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 07:47:24 AM »
Nice looking paint!
Haven't heard much from you lately, Dave.
Hoping your new year is off to a good start.
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