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American Restorations

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What projects have you worked on? Big or small lets see um. Anything, guns, boats, cars, Decoys.  :)

 

I had fun reworking a few old Harley Golf carts. Didn't have any digital before shots to post. The carts I got were in very bad shape. Had to do a lot of fiberglass body work on them and some mechanical work to get them running. Just used boat seats as I didn't want to throw a bunch of cash at reworking the old seats and one cart had no seats at all when I got it. I took all the big chrome front bumper and bag bars off and glassed over the holes. Everyone had cracks in the front nose cones and rear ends. Not perfect but fun. Top picture is one of the nicer ones I started reworking.

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Remember riding in some of those. They could really go & with that steering were kind of dangerous ;) Especially towards the end of the round when the driver had a couple more than you thought.:P

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Are those the ones that did reverse by running the motor backwards?

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1 hour ago, delcecchi said:

Are those the ones that did reverse by running the motor backwards?

 

Yep, had to fix a few of those switches and tell the wife and kids to let the motor stop before pounding it in reverse!! :(:lol:

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Yours look a lot better than any of them I rode in.

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4 minutes ago, gunner55 said:

Yours look a lot better than any of them I rode in.

 

Their fun to run around a campground on. One of them that I got was someone in our campground who had it and just could not get it to run right and kept fouling plugs out and it ran bad with a lot of smoke. He had it sitting under a tarp for a year as he had given up on it. I asked him what he mixed his oil at? He said 50-1. I said I'll take it and got it for $200. I brought it over to my camper and drained all the gas out and mixed it 80-1 as I know that the book on them said to run them at 100-1. So, new mixed gas and a new spark plug and a hour later I'm running all over the campground with it! He was shocked to see it running so well. Lol :)

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No body else with some restore projects out there? Anything, sleds, tractors, cars.

One of my favorite places to stop at the State Fair is the 4 H building and see all the things kids have rebuilt. Pretty cool stuff.

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Maybe you could ask Rick for some HSO decals to go on the front of those bad boys eh? ;)

 

All kidding aside, nice work.

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8 hours ago, Kidd said:

Maybe you could ask Rick for some HSO decals to go on the front of those bad boys eh? ;)

 

All kidding aside, nice work.

Geez, it's going to take a while for that to go away! Lol

 

Thanks.

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They are amazing. Thanks guys for the cool posts. 

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On 4/4/2017 at 6:47 AM, Luna3 said:

They are amazing. Thanks guys for the cool posts. 

 

Luna3 Welcome to the forum.

It looks like you have moved from Canada now but your still kind of stuck with user names starting with an L. Say hi to lovycrop and ladylossie.  :)

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