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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Just a quick post to let you all know we are still working behind the scenes sourcing parts and working out jig plans to modify the frame.
Like all of us I am governed by my hip pocket nerve, we are presently on a plateau buying things seemingly going nowhere.
However shortly to explode back with heaps of progress to show and tell... like the towing device I have made its all to keep me sane while I take the necessary steps to do this right..more photos shortly...
Here is the towing device with reinforcements gussets welded into place and a lick of paint...



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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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The long and winding road...

Hey,
It's been a while since l posted anything new in this rebuild thread, well as we travel through life we take many turns and overcome any obstacles in our way....err...well most of them ! so l feel if l do not include this into my journey back to the road my story would not be complete...so here is a link to keep all updated... JayD's New Softail

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post #33 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Hey,
It's been a while since l posted anything new in this rebuild thread, well as we travel through life we take many turns and overcome any obstacles in our way....err...well most of them ! so l feel if l do not include this into my journey back to the road my story would not be complete...so here is a link to keep all updated... JayD's New Softail
Ive done some miles on my new Softail and now its time to turn my attention back to my Shovel, heres a couple of photos of it as its being pulled down...





We had a good laugh while we were wrenching, we had a younger bloke cataloguing the parts as they come off the bike, we looks over and here he is with the oil tank, marked " oil tank"...lol's I tried to get a picture but he scarpered quicker than a fox getting out of a chicken pen after the farmer spotted him...lol's
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post #35 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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yes it is...but then theres common sense and if you havent got that god help you...the jurys still out with this one.

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We pulled the Shovel down a little further and cleaned of as much surface rust as we could now we are putting together the chrome list and some more parts arrived aswell, clutch handle, headlight, its slowly coming together...



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post #37 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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More parts arrive...

Got new handle bars today for the Shovel...Apes....yee haaa...

here's a mock up for ya...



and the front wheel cleaned up but we are still waiting for new rubber for the front and back wheels... dont let the look of this front tyre fool you as it has had it's day and need replacing.

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Well there's no photos in this post as we have packed up the Shovel and it's heading to my island home...to be continued...

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post #39 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a photo of my Shovel in 95...being worked on...lol's I did like it running just right...cause when I used it, i used it !

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post #40 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Shovel in Tasmania...

Here is a couple of photos of my Shovel waiting on us to pull our fingers out...in it's new home in Tassie...



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JayD 2012
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~ Mavis Leyrer
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