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1984 Haro FST restoration progress
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post Jul 10 2012, 09:10 PM
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So I found this Haro FST on eBay several years ago and it was advertised with "bent dropouts". This is what I ended up receiving.

(IMG:http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/FST04.jpg)

Using a few 2x6s and some gentle body weight as leverage I was able to straighten it and the bent drops back to this.

(IMG:http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_2012/84HaroFST_06.jpg)

The original paint and bad spray bomb job were both in bad shape.

(IMG:http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_2012/84HaroFST_07.jpg)

I got the forks and frame covered in paint stripper then wire wheeled the forks almost clean.

(IMG:http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_2012/84HaroFST_08.jpg)

The frame was a little thicker so I took off what I could then applied another coat of stripper.

(IMG:http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_2012/84HaroFST_09.jpg)

Should be good and loose by tomorrow and I'll see if I can get the rest off and post a few more pics.
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post Jul 10 2012, 10:14 PM
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Wow. You're a better man than me. That frame would have been in my scrap metal bin and I would have sold the fork had it been mine. LOL.
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post Jul 11 2012, 12:58 AM
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Lol Pauly!

Cool save so far! It looks like it was backed up on with a car maybe? Pretty sure it's an 88 though. I have a Diamondback Tailwhip (bashguard model) that had the back end smashed over similar to that, not that bad though. I still haven't had a wheel on it yet but I think I got it pretty straight too.
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post Jul 11 2012, 06:35 AM
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Thanks, I think you're right on the year being an '88. I think it was advertised on the Bay as an 84 and I just never re-checked.

@donvader: I bet you're right about the car... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) My mom did that to my first AMF Roadmaster - backed over it in the driveway then put it back in drive and drove over it again pulling the car forward... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Jul 11 2012, 08:28 AM
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That's definitely a car hit. I just backed into my new Redline 29er a few weeks ago to similar results. I was so pissed when it happened... but now maybe I have some renewed hope about straightening it?? Maybe not... I'd always be nervous about riding it.
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post Jul 12 2012, 05:02 PM
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@donvader: I bet you're right about the car... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) My mom did that to my first AMF Roadmaster - backed over it in the driveway then put it back in drive and drove over it again pulling the car forward... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)



Lol!!! Well if there was a third time, I'd think it was personal, lol!!!
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post Jul 13 2012, 10:32 PM
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Can't wait to see what you do with this one bro....... Subscribed (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jul 14 2012, 08:04 AM
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nice work! it's actually an Invert frame, though.
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post Aug 3 2012, 09:57 AM
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Good luck man. There’s a lot of work to be done there; can’t wait to see what happens.
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post Sep 1 2012, 08:45 AM
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Finally got some movement this week. Stripped and painted yesterday, decals early this morning.

(IMG:http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_2012/84HaroFST_10.jpg)
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