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July 02, 2020, 09:54:36 AM

Jaysons Dad (Lawson) 1961 Beaujangle Can Am

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Reply #75 on: September 30, 2018, 05:11:10 AM
Lawson when you told what you were doing I was a little wondering how the silver and how you are trying to make it look aircraft ,I have to admit I like the way it looks and is turning out.Good job .Your getting ready pics looks my looks now on the side pods body panels.Thanks again for posting pics for me.I did like the red but your new vision is very interesting and out of the box but I like it.Cannot wait to see each other's cousins to a finish and on the road.Like you said on wiring it is not my thing but it needs to redone,my looks like it came with the kit but they did not include a fuse block so that is why I am redoing mine ,I Do Not want to see how fiberglass buggy burn.Better safe than sorry.Larry
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Reply #76 on: September 30, 2018, 09:07:50 AM
Hi Larry

I rattle can sprayed it in metallic chrome paint an loved the finish, but unfortunately, when you touched it the chrome came off on your fingers.

This meant I had to then lacquer the body, which I know now, turns the paint greyish with no depth. I then used wet n dry 800 grit to get the weathered effect then re lacquered. Total cost to do it was 75 (approx US $100)  ;-)up

As you know, red cars do not like sunshine and fade quickly compared to other colours, but it would be nice to still see a red Humbug out there in California ;-)up
« Last Edit: September 30, 2018, 09:19:05 AM by Jaysons Dad »
Definitions -
Understeer  - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer    - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower - How fast you hit the fence
Torque        - How far you take the fence with you


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Reply #77 on: October 02, 2018, 03:07:27 AM
Yes I was thinking about changing color but adding black or other color to the section in between the front fenders.I think I will end up with the red unless I see some better that catches my eye but RED sure looked good and crowd catcher.Thanks still trying to figure carb problem I think.Putting off ripping out old wiring but they never put in fuses so have to fix old wiring but will rip it out and put in new harness I have with fuse block,not a electrical person.Thanks again.Larry
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Reply #78 on: March 14, 2020, 08:03:07 PM
I assume that will be Chads first and last can am now he knows you need the body off to get at the wiring.

...maybe not!  ;D
Definitions -
Understeer  - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer    - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower - How fast you hit the fence
Torque        - How far you take the fence with you


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Reply #79 on: March 14, 2020, 08:37:31 PM
Beaujangle's first trips out to have MoT'd in January 2018 and Dub Freeze February 2018










« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 10:23:35 AM by Jaysons Dad »
Definitions -
Understeer  - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer    - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower - How fast you hit the fence
Torque        - How far you take the fence with you


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Reply #80 on: March 15, 2020, 08:01:58 AM
Great image Lawson hope to see it cruising the streets now the weather is improving.
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Reply #81 on: March 15, 2020, 09:39:19 AM
With the easier way to upload pictures onto these threads, playing pic catch up over the last 14 months! 











































« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 10:29:37 AM by Jaysons Dad »
Definitions -
Understeer  - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer    - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower - How fast you hit the fence
Torque        - How far you take the fence with you