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So. For those that haven’t seen it, I’m new here. I just got a basket case VN750.
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well I decided to start a thread cataloging my progress. I’m trying to be ambitious and set a pace of finishing one thing per day until it’s done. I do not know why, but I pulled the front fender out of the bin and that is where I am starting. Anyway, the paint was already removed, And it was covered with grease and rust. So I cleaned it up as best I could with an angle grinder, a brass brush. And some 220 grit.
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Now I’m gonna hit it with some rust neutralizer in the spots that need it and I’m planning on having it primed tonight.
 

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So I accomplished what I set out to do. There are some small dings and imperfections that I am going to sort out. The primer I used was self etching, just for good measure. Tomorrow I have a colonoscopy, but I’m still hoping to get a couple of coats of sand able primer and some bondo so I can start working out those imperfections.
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Yesterday and today all I really was prime the rear fender, undercoat the rear fender, and build up some filler primer on the uneven spots on the front fender. Little by little the fenders are coming along.
 

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Lucky you. Nothing feels better than seeing it come alive. I am doing a 2001 than sat 7+ years. My approach is to focus on internals first, turning it back to smoothly running stock, and then doing appearance and performance projects after.

Going a lot slower than I expected, some mixups in getting carburetor rebuild kits, and found that master cylinder and brake calipers need lots of attention.

Anyway, I documented those extremely, and have tons of photos, so if you want to hear what I ran into to watch out for, glad to do that!

I'll follow along on yours, I am not too good on bodywork, but for sure I will be sanding and painting the caps on the instrument pods at least.
 

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Lucky you. Nothing feels better than seeing it come alive. I am doing a 2001 than sat 7+ years. My approach is to focus on internals first, turning it back to smoothly running stock, and then doing appearance and performance projects after.

Going a lot slower than I expected, some mixups in getting carburetor rebuild kits, and found that master cylinder and brake calipers need lots of attention.

Anyway, I documented those extremely, and have tons of photos, so if you want to hear what I ran into to watch out for, glad to do that!

I'll follow along on yours, I am not too good on bodywork, but for sure I will be sanding and painting the caps on the instrument pods at least.
I would love that.
 

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The filler primer is doing it’s job and filling in the shallow depressions that the bondo is having trouble sticking to. With any luck I’ll find the time sand this thing later today and be able to give it one last primer coat. Then they will be ready for paint. I’ve also decided on on a color scheme and am developing some ideas for for a design.
 

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Looking awesome

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Everything is all nice and smooth, fresh and final coat of primer applied. Hopefully tomorrow the front fender might see a splash of color!
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