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1964 bonneville rebuild

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no mate i am not touching the shoes as they are true to the machined drums... if anything goes wrong i can blame my mate at the brake shop!! hahaha.....

Today was all about getting chores done then hitting the installation of the  springs and brakes ... 

first job, stick new disc on the ram ,,,, 


Box ticked :rofl:

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16 minutes ago, Andy H said:

You are making a lot of us look bad and lazy 😆 you are getting so much done, nice job.

Didn't you paint something before and then used acetone or something to take the paint of the shiny part on the piece? Is that how you are doing this?

Yes Andy !!! 

I repainted the grill sections then wiped each polished bar with acetone .... worked really well. And I think I will try that with these today 👍👍👍

I have a very good reason for trying to get as much done now as I can !!! 

The boss has a major home renovation for me to do in March ... so once that starts , there will be no work on the bonneville 😩

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What a great result. There's something totally satisfying about hand finishing something and then looking back at it's condition before you started. Those nice wheels are gonna lift the look of the entire car, once fitted.

Do you ever catch the Boss peering out of one of the windows in the house and shaking her head as you tinker away? Women don't understand the satisfaction that we car nuts get from performing the simplest restorative work. Mine has given up and just accepts that I'm a lunatic and that's that.

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1 hour ago, Wrongway said:

Damn those look good Kiwi!!!

thanks mate:cheers: lots of work. but worth it :cheers:

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