Blu - Gal

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  1. sandman

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    While waiting for hurricane dorain to give some relief to poor
    Jamaica I have been pecking away on Blu-Gal . Most of the paint
    is done using rust-oleum flat advance paint over red primer, grey
    filler primer and a flat iron sealer giving 3-4 days between . I also
    have the handlebars laid out using the EA light and horn , a vintage Triumph brake handle that has been cut down , blue flexgrip grips
    because they fit the Sturmey Archer twist shifter perfect and some
    type of art deco mirror that I realy like . Going to work on the trunk in the garage because dorain is heading our way . bg 1.jpg bg2.jpg bg 3.jpg
    Keep Jamaica in your prayers .
     
  2. sandman

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    Found this vintage Delta lantern cheap . Took the sealed beam off
    and going to mount it in the trunk and use it to power the rear
    lights and anything else I may find ? bat pack.jpg hurricane dorain is here
     
  3. kingfish254

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    Hang tough brother! Hopefully it will stay offshore mostly.
    Glad you got some paint time in. Be safe!!
     
  4. sandman

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    I think Jamaica took most of the sting out of it . You sleep well tonight , you never know if it grows in strength tomorrow for you KF .
     
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    I think you mean the Bahamas and not Jamaica. It sat over a day on top of it.
     
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    I have some Jamaican friends at church and they can't contact there family members to check on them . This has a caused some
    confusion with me . Sorry
     
  7. sandman

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    I have the trunk laid out . Mounted a ss battery strap holder for the handle , a terminal strip inside for battery connections and a Vintage Elgin outbord badge . If it ever stops raining it needs to be painted . Guess I'll get back on the wheels and tires next .
     

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    Love it!
    The Elgin badge is cool on there.
     
  9. sandman

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    Attempting to get the rear axle back together . After doing some
    research it looks like it's made by Brampton , a copy of the SA hubs
    made in England for Raleigh bikes ?
     
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    Just don't know ? bolt.jpg
     
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    I think I can ?
    train.jpg train 2.jpg
     
  12. SwissGuy

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    Come on, you can do it! :thumbsup:


    tick tock....
     
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  13. sandman

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    Blu-gal goes behind the wall , I think she over heated . Been working on this gal since 4 A.M. and I'm ready to pass out from
    the heat . I'm ready to put it on the trailer and make a sandwich
    any one else need one , I'm calling it DNF . It's been a blast
    and maybe next year I'll stay on the porch with the other old dog's . I had more fun just being a spectator this year . Good luck to
    everyone .
     
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