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 Post subject: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:02 pm 
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Found locally from a guy on F*c*Book.
The pictures look like he sanded the shit out of the body and changed all the contours. He was amendment that he had not but no one would believe him. Since he was local I knew I could see before I bought.....

It was all in the crappy finish that he had done to it.


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So after a quick Florida vacation to visit resident paint specialist and all around forum good guy Heinz with specific instructions to do with it whatever he wanted.....

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It arrived back here Tuesday. It was time to give it a thorough cleaning and rebuild.

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Starting with the trick taught to me by Full Crib.

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Next some ever important TEFB from Ameriturk

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The pickup it came with (EMG81) went to Cousin Jimmy- who forced me to install it in the JK1000 I bought from Moshpit. So it was time for a nice new Alnico II from Seymour Duncan.

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Yes Kramer faithful I know the pickup ring is not right. I thought I had a spare in the drawer but was mistaken.

I couldn't see installing a new pickup with shitty electronics so in went a new jack, all new Teflon wiring, and a really nice pot that I bought a batch of from the goat farmer. He has a shit load of these in case anyone is interested. They are much nicer than any of the new pots I have found for sale- including the EVH and SD supposed high end stuff.

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Next it was time to clean and lemon oil the neck which is in great shape. Just needed some shine laid to it.

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So this is as far as I have got for now. I am taking a break while doing a complete tear down and cleaning of the Original Floyd Rose to post these pictures.

A quick final tease.

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:17 pm 
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That is sha-weet!!
:hit :bananahead

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:33 pm 
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Love me some big-bodied girls..... :hit :hit :bling :bling

(prolly woulda been done by now if only I knew she was in Ocala)

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:15 am 
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That's one hell of a backstory and restoration right there. Looks completely different and a thousand times better now that you've got your hand on her. I'll have to call you Lazarus since you've brought her back from the dead. Great job and kudos to the Gulf side Florida guru. :not

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:11 am 
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Yowza :bananahead From rags to riches and what a difference it makes :not .

Great save, Tony :toast

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:16 pm 
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Killer paint job!!! Great project! Way to go the distance! :yourock


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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:03 pm 
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She is done!

Couldn't be happier with the way it came out!

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:15 am 
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Now that's a Texas Baretta. Why, you may ask? Because of the long horns. :poke :roll Yeah I know, bad joke.

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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:57 am 
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Del Hudson wrote:
Now that's a Texas Baretta. Why, you may ask? Because of the long horns. :poke :roll Yeah I know, bad joke.

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As both a Texan and a Longhorn fan I can appreciate that. :headbang


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 Post subject: Re: 86 Baretta II
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:58 am 
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menace wrote:
She is done!

Couldn't be happier with the way it came out!

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Looks brand new. Jon does top notch work. Very nice fiddle.


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