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Basket case

Discussion in 'Projects' started by HD97FXDC, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. HD97FXDC

    HD97FXDC New Member

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    I purchased a 77 Sportster basket case Friday night it is in need of several things inventorying all of the parts looks like two bikes worth of parts and second getting the purple/pink paint off of the tins frame and engine. I will get some pictures up as soon as I find the cable for the camera.
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! need to see the pics!!!
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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    I am looking forward to seeing the pics.
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    Though I always have a millions things going on, I'm always envious when I hear about someone kicking off a new project. Looking forward to seeing pics and progress.
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    HD97FXDC New Member

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    Ok here are a few pictures

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    A few more

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    good find & good luck on your indever , hey chuck that color look's like TRG old sporty
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    ya, it does!!!!
  9. HD97FXDC

    HD97FXDC New Member

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    I have been thinking for a couple of days now and I would like your thoughts on the direction to take this project.
    1) Bobber
    2) Chopper
    3) Fatster
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    I guess I would chop it out. I like bobbers, but it seems that is what most people do with them. A good, classic chopper is also a statement. JMO. Rake the front end, fat tire kit, open primary, and of course some other stuff and you are set.
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    how is the budget, and your ability??? i have pics of both a chopper and bobber sporty in the projects section......the chopper was more expensive to build........
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    HD97FXDC New Member

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    Mechanical ability good. Paint and body work I will need to farm out. Budget has not been set at the moment I am sure the wife will state as little as possible so we can resell it.
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    That would be a real bummer to go through all of that and then resell it. :( But I guess one has to listen to the boss. I got lucky in the other direction. I finished my ride, then as soon as it came off of the jack, my ol' lady told me I could buy a different one. Not a bad deal.

    I guess if your intentions are to resell it, then I would go with a bobber. As tx said it will be cheaper and more enticing to the mass. Chopper are for a certain breed. I am not sure I would like an all out chopper. JMO
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    Good project and the return could be a down payment on the next one.
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    This is similar to what I was thinking about for a chopper

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    Yes the boss has informed me that if we can make a little on this one we will have the down for the next one.
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    I like that!!!!
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    This is similar to what I was thinking for a bobber

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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    I like the bobber better in this case.
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    I like everything on the bobber but the red rims but without them it may be to much black

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