Next to install, "new" bib, replacing rusted out original. Note that this is from an older model, with early-style headlight modules. Some cutting, drilling and rivet-nuts in order to accept '73 and later headlight assemblies:
Cruiser porn, ordered and stashed away probably 15 - 20 years ago...
looking like a truck again..
Even more Cruiser porn: NOS Bezel, fresh from the box (still needs cygnus white paint):
I actually have mine pretty rattle free, there are a few squeaks from the drivers side door I can't track down and some racket from the rear hatch area I haven't been able to pinpoint. Aside from that it's the roar of the mighty 2F and 33's that is deafening.
Been buried in spring chores, but have fired the 40 up a couple of times for a short spin.
Meanwhile, I've been helping a buddy out in my shop, and had a great visit from my neighbor, Gordon. I love hearing his stories about growing up farming in IL, his old tractors, and learning more about the history or our small town in western MA. Honestly, I just love when he swings by when I'm in the shop and we just shoot the sh*t back and forth.
This isn’t what I’ve done - but it’s what I’ll be doing. Received a much anticipated box from @white-knuckleoffroad today. Going to see if I can find some time to get these installed before my first attempt at wheeling the 40 next weekend.
I did a "proper" brake adjustment on my drum brakes....Hung a strand of battery operated Christmas Lights from the roll bar for the kiddies and ordered a Lower Radiator hose engine heater for those hard to warm up mornings.....