1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #736 by Easter » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:24 am

Good to hear from you again. A long time ago now, I too was laid off from a job after 13 years (magic number) and decided to go free lance as a photographer/graphic designer. Best thing that ever happened to me. Make your own way, you aren't likely to get rich but its a good life.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 freshly restored and up for sale BLACK BEAUTY
75 XL 250 just for fun
83 XL 600r with a 2004 XR650L engine in process
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #737 by 5speed » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:53 am

:oops: thank you for the mention.
Love your bike..and glad I could be a very small part of it.

As for your interest in refinishing firearms. that is something a friend and I have been doing for over 10 years.
If you have any questions regarding it let me know.
I use K&G products exclusively. Their finish is single stage, bake to finish and is extremely thin so it doesn't mess up tolerances.
I started out with our version of a HF blasting cabinet and I know what you mean about modifying it. it served us well until this bad boy appeared in the local crown asset disposal auction.
I paid $600 for it and it came full of media with 3 filters.


You should keep an eye out for a surplus warming oven from a restaurant. That's what I have and it works great. Lot of of room vertically for long actions. We modified it by putting the element from an over in the bottom.
you can see it behind the wing. :)


the inside.
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #738 by wingrider » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:28 pm

Congrats on BOTY! Well deserved! anim-cheers1
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #739 by 230Rocket » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:52 pm

Confession: I wasn't very taken by the photo that went up for BOTY thinking, nah, not my kind of thing. Then a post by Gord (thank you sir) said take a "minute" to read the build thread. And that's where this Sunday just went!

What an utterly enthralling read. Page after page of detail, perseverance, style and dedication to pursuing a vision. I keep on going back over and over the pictures of the fantastic War Hammer, and because of the superb photography a new detail or two is revealed every time.

As others have said a massive congratulations on the build, but more so, follow your heart to take up your passion. Do what you love and love what you do.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #740 by BikeMaine » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:26 am

Awesome to hear from you man! I'm happy for you Buddy!

You deserve all the rewards, you've worked hard as all get out.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #741 by tlbranth » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:15 pm

Toolbox: I'm curious how your paint is holding up on the mufflers. I am not a fan of chrome and have considered sandblasting and painting mufflers - the Triumph Bonnevilles I put on my GL1000 and whatever I come up with for my CB750. Just wondering how the paint holds up to serious run times.
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #742 by Oldmopars » Mon May 20, 2019 7:53 pm

Well, I have to say that is one of the best looking Goldwings I have ever seen. I have been dreaming about a theme like this for years, but I did not see this till today, and I went through every page. It just kept getting better.
Love what you did, love the theme. Great job.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #743 by bigburlybug » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:16 pm

Congrats on the bike of the month and the year! You definitely deserve it with all the time, thought, and hard work put into this beauty of custom machinery. It looks suuuuper sweet! Your pics are definitely going on my desktop as background so I can ogle the lovely lady whenever I have the chance. I hope your job situation gets settled and you're having fun riding the bike.
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