Originally Posted by darmst6829
I would be on the look out for a parts donor bike. The parts missing individually will wipe out your checking account. expect to pay $500 for a complete headlamp assembly with speedometer or $500 for a complete rusty old M26 Matador. A motor rebuild will cost about $1200.oo. I think it would be wise to expect $3500 to get the bike back to original usable condition. Just saying........been there done that.
Whoa, you're way off the money scale! It's only costing me $136 for a complete engine over haul. That includes bearings, gaskets, and rubber seals. The headlight assembly, and I'm probably wrong, but I see the head light assembly for $130 on Hugh's site. The bars are kind an "if" situation. If some pop up at the right price I'll grab em. The fenders are the pricey thing. I've seen the front, brand new for got $170.
Everything else I can handle, honestly. I'll be blasting the parts and I have the paint set up to do all my own paint. I honestly don't see breaking $1k on this.