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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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This was a blizzard postage over the pond - january 6th posted - today picked up from custom

YOL429 (can anyone tell me, how to dechiffre the serial number?)

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Inspected all tubes and found it solid and with no rust

Now I have to overthink, if to strip and paintjob (its a very nice dark purple glimmerick color atm, but its powdercoated and on some places like the droputs and the bb area the coats is broken away) - but otherway the frame is in very nice condition - no cracks or dents (it was packed and wrapped in many parts of foam/cardpaper and dropout saver and double wrapped in bubble-foil - needed half an hour to get it out )
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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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This was a blizzard postage over the pond - january 6th posted - today picked up from custom

YOL429 (can anyone tell me, how to dechiffre the serial number?)

Custom color





Inspected all tubes and found it solid and with no rust

Now I have to overthink, if to strip and paintjob (its a very nice dark purple glimmerick color atm, but its powdercoated and on some places like the droputs and the bb area the coats is broken away) - but otherway the frame is in very nice condition - no cracks or dents (it was packed and wrapped in many parts of foam/cardpaper and dropout saver and double wrapped in bubble-foil - needed half an hour to get it out )
This is would be YO, L for large.#429. the best ford motor made....
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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This was a blizzard postage over the pond...
Hi Micha, I'm happy for you but you're still not finished with the Buck!

what's the difference between fat yo and saratoga yo ?? (ok this one is little new)
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #4
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Great color---I'd certainly keep it as is.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 1:15 PM   #5
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Great color---I'd certainly keep it as is.

My words - if only the missing powder on the few places would not be - I will make a few shots to see what I mean (tomorrow)

But on the other hand its enough to have ONE perfect Fat - my BuckShaver has the original paintjob in team-lavender and was NOS before I built it up with mpstly NOS parts. So I should built up an Eddy with some blessures and chips and used parts with patina and ride it like the devil

Saratoga means, that its the later factory-build in Saratoga, suspension corrected and wont have the "dont treat on me" decal - instead it has the Saratoga decal
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