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From scratch to vulcan a few days…..starting….NOW

I'm going to start from the basic nut and bolt, wire, and connector and build a bike in a few days. I bought this donor on Saturday and brought it back to the house to be stripped down and today I took it from complete bike to completely broken down.

When done, it will be showroom perfect. I'll post pics every day of it's progress and we should have us a factory fresh mint vulcan here in a few days.
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A few days?!! You got the OVERHAULlIN' crew next door?

Don't forget safety glasses with that wire wheel, they can throw wire off and it really sucks when it sticks in you.

Starts now... Stopwatch, hourglass, or sundial? We're timing you.
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A few days?!! You got the OVERHAULlIN' crew next door?

Starts now... Stopwatch, hourglass, or sundial? We're timing you.
I have built 8 of my 75+ cars I've owned. I'm a car nut. I built my very first truck (vehicle) at 15 and I used to sell auto parts on ebay in 2001 from parts I stripped off in-op cars I bought at auction 5 at a time.

My pride and joy I built was my 1950 Pontiac Custom. Here's a look at it. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/311372...iac-chieftain/

I've worked on my Pristine 2005 Vulcan for 2 years, but never torn it down and saw everything that made it tick until today. For me, a bike is tiny compared to stripping a car and rebuilding it so it's a challenge, but not a massive ordeal. I expect I tore this '94 down in one day, I'll sand, paint, clean, and prep the parts back to mint in one day, and build it in one day. I expect Thursday to be firing it up.

Let's cross our fingers.


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Sounds like my younger days, owned 127 cars before I got married at a young age. Have built a lot of stuff for myself and others.

Always liked those turtleback GMs. Wish I could find my cardomain page!
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Good luck with the rebuild, look forward to watching the progress
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Mid day progress check in.
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6 hours from frame to built and wired. Just need to drop the engine in tomorrow and I'm done! I'm going to use the tank off my 2005 instead of the 94 since it's mint and the 94 has a small dent.
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