1976 gl1000 restoration

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CaseyH
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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I am going with the original factory yellow and pinstriping.
I am trying to make this as original as I possibly can.
1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Got some time in
New belts installed
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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dancr
GLpaint 1.jpg
GLpaint.jpg
Finally got some time at my brothers shop to get some paint
Very yellow
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Glpaint 4.JPG
GLpaint 5.JPG
More pictures
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Triumph 1.JPG
This is what the hood in the background is for
Triumph TR4
Not mine unfortunately
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Nice paint (and Triumph)!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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CB1.jpg
CB3.JPG
Real frame off restoration
It took a while to get some time at my brothers shop
I am also spending time on a 74 CB750 which is close to finished.
The first picture is how I found it a year ago.
I am selling it and am keeping the Wing
I am to tall for the smaller bikes crossy.gif
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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GL1000 paint.JPG
Quick shot of trial parts fitting
I have to do the striping and get another coat of clear over the stripes and side cover stickers
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Your wing looks great, Casey.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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GL 1000 Paint1.JPG
One more step.
Ready for final clear coat
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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GL 1000 Paint 3.jpg
Got it together
The paint turned out real nice.
I need to get it outside for a few pictures
Come on spring dancr
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Your bike looks great should get lots of admiring glances.
Jonesz

1983 GL1100 Aspencade named "Freki" currently undergoing change to a standard. 95% Done
1999 Valkyrie CT 1500 goes by the moniker "Valerie"
1978 Gl1000 "Loki" new project going to be a Cafe Convertible
1979 Suzuki GS850
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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That is beautiful. Great to see another yellow set to live on. Congratulations on a job well done.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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She's a beaut! Enjoy the ride!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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It is surprising the comments and crowds that well-done oldwings draw. Some will even admit that they didn't like them when they came out - too much like a car. Now they realize how reliable and ahead of their time they were. Yours will draw many admirers
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