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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto

28 Nov 2019 11:50
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #1
So what I thought was a 78 'E' model is really a '77' D model. Everything is covered in 40 yr's of crud. Of course 77 thru 79 models are very close in nature & prt compatability. Dosen't change my game plan,it just means I now have a 77 to go with the 78. Who knows, maybe a 79 will show up next......:EEEK :EEEK



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1978 IT175E
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29 Nov 2019 08:10
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #2
It's amazing what a guy can do with one hand.
Of course you can only do so much, but point is you got the process started & a few things soaking in cleaner.
Squirt the PB Blaster on the pivot points, motor mounts and all other nuts & bolts that need to come out.


Man this looks nasty !!:EEEK


Mineral spirit bath for starters...could have used Dawn dish soap & water soak aswell.

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1974 GT80A
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1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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29 Nov 2019 08:59
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #3
Wow that is super dirty!

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04 Dec 2019 12:22
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #4
So from 2 seats that came with this project I shall use the best pieces. I have not found a source for foam yet so I'll scrub one down with a scratch pad & then coat with 3M super 77 adhesive to give it new life & strength.
Ryder68 is going to do the new cover & a tool pouch for me, should look great made from the same materials.:)




1974 DT250A
1974 DT250A
1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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05 Dec 2019 12:00
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #5
Taking apart the other seat today I tried Warming the plastic with a blow dryer. It made slipping the screwdriver blade under and lifting the staple out easy. Of course it takes a bit more time but with this old plastic I think it's worth the effort. :)

1974 DT250A
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1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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05 Dec 2019 12:55
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #6
Great tip!

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05 Dec 2019 13:34
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #7
Nice project Steve. Following...

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07 Dec 2019 14:48
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #8
Wire harness mods are done, same as last project, to light up the speedo. Like that feature...B)


However, the speedo & mounting bracket are beat up pretty bad. Bent bracket 2 places & speedo has a broken trip meter knob and the case is scared up pretty bad just like bracket. Are these speedo's glued together?
Might be looking for replacements.....not sure yet...:unsure:


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1974 GT80A
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1978 IT175E
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13 Dec 2019 17:04 13 Dec 2019 17:07 by Steve F. Reason: add info
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #9
So having use of both hands for a few days I decided to finish the tear down. A BFH,(BRASS), some heat, and lots of penetrating oil,(used for days before the attempt). I managed to get the front end apart. :) Will attempt the rear wheels stuck axle tomorrow. The front axle was held up by the bearing spacer, I'm thinking the same could be true of the rear, we'll see.


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1974 GT80A
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1978 IT175E
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13 Dec 2019 17:07
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Steve F 1977 IT175D Resto #10
WOW. That looks like it was STUCK!

Good job getting it apart.

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

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