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Here's my Spaceliner as I bought it a couple months ago:
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I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted this to progress, but ran into some problems over the weekend. The horn/light batteries inside the tank exploded (probably long before I was born) leaving a giant corroded mess. So when I went to disassemble it, all the exterior plastic pieces basically disintegrated as soon as I took the screws out :cry:

But for now, I have the front end flipped (removed the fender) and Stingray mini-apes swapped in. Definite changes include the rack, rear fender reflector housing, and sprocket cover painted metallic black. If I can't salvage the stock tank then some kind of original headlight system will have to be made. I was hoping for red-wall Retrorunners, but I guess they are out of production.
 
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Easy changes:
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I also have a basic idea of how I want to salvage the tank. Crossing my fingers that the control panel isn't too far gone......
 
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More superfluous before I start doing any real work. I found these beautiful redwall tires last week.

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Unfortunately they are a bit knobbier than I thought and don't fit under the rear fender. I really wanted to keep it, but I like the tires even more.

Once I get some motivation, I'll tear this apart and start polishing the chrome and stripping paint.
 
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Sharp!.I'd use those tires, instead of using a fender, ANY day!
 

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