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General Category => Pilot FL400R => Topic started by: Boxcar on June 22, 2014, 07:38:17 AM

Title: New to the sight . Just picked up 2 FL-400's
Post by: Boxcar on June 22, 2014, 07:38:17 AM
First let me introduce myself.
 Name's  Gregg , I am the owner of a small off road shop in Astoria Or.
 Just started a project for a very good old friend.
 Wants his 89 FL 400 restored. 
 His is a near perfect rig with 25 years of dust attached to it. Barn kept .
 His needs ( Parts wise ) are few but hey, It's an FL 400, I didn't want it sitting in my shop for 2 years while I wait for parts.
I picked up a second FL 400 basket case to use as a donor rig . This kart ended up also being complete.
 The plastics are all but shot. 1 side pod the roof , foot well and the radiator shroud are all that are salvageable.
The engine is stuck , and the upper left A arm is tocco'd .
 The chassis is tweaked slightly in the front as is the upper cage. I'm guessing a role over.
Last time this machine saw the ground was 1994.
 Long story short is: Once the restoration on Kart # 1 is complete I will have whats left over of the 2 machines to deal with.
 I'm thinking of an engine and body work conversion for  the left over chassis. But I will have a near complete engine in parts That I defiantly wont be needing.
 I'll post pics of the machines as I get going on this.
 The restoration is a no brain er . Powder coat / bushings / engine rebuild / etc.
It's the basket case that has me excited. I love building toys.
   

 
Title: Re: New to the sight . Just picked up 2 FL-400's
Post by: Boxcar on June 22, 2014, 12:38:17 PM
Thought I'd better add some pics.... This is the basket case.