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The building of a Magnum

Postby mthomas » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:07 am

I was lucky enough to find a Magnum to rebuild. I am putting it back to stock so no blasting for me. I thought I would post some pics of the progress and how it is coming. Any insight would be helpful. The first pictures are how I recived it and then I had to start finding and gathering parts.
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby JD » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:14 pm

Thanks for sharing. You're doing a beautiful job!
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby slipperygrip » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:41 am

Very Nice project,glad to hear your keeping it stock...Where you able to clean up the chrome or had it Re-plated??It is looking so nice in later photos...
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby mthomas » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:54 am

Thanks guys,
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Postby JD » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:01 am

That's awesome. So if I get a new phone, the chrome on my '99 Tomos Classic will look better? ;-)
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby mthomas » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:23 pm

Just in the pictures :{)
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Postby mthomas » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:57 am

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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby mopedlar » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:13 pm

Nice job! Now you just need to find some plastic switch bases, a non-rusty gas cap, and some nice chain guards and it'll be complete.
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby mthomas » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:07 am

Thanks Lar,
I have one switch base and going to buy the other off Ebay. I have the chain covers, just need cleaned and installed. The gas cap is going in vinegar for a week and if that does not work, it is getting painted. The problem I am having is the under the tank covers. Seems like nobody runs them but nobody has them for sale....like they all vanished.
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby mthomas » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:11 pm

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Pretty much complete. Need to tie up a few loose ends though
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re: The building of a Magnum

Postby rac421 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:57 pm

Very nice work! I can appreciate the amount of time and effort you have in that unit.

I'm looking for a Magnum myself - but am currently in the middle of Motron restoration which is turning out rather nicely . Still, I would like a Puch (Magnum) if possible. What would you say the going price of a basket case or non-running original should be? The seem to be pretty scarce at present.
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Postby mthomas » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:41 pm

I have seen several non running complete for $500-$600. I just found another basket caes for $275, I am going to see it/buy it this weekend.
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