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post #1 of 24 Old 07-30-2007, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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My "new" Honda

Yesterday I inherited and old family bike - 1964 Honda Dream 150. It was originally owned by my grandfather and has been covered up in storage for as far back as anyone in my family can remember. My uncle was going to get rid of it, so I decided to bring it home and make it my new project. It doesn't run, missing some parts, and needs a lot of work, but I am excited about getting it back on the road one day.



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post #2 of 24 Old 07-30-2007, 03:02 PM
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So very cool!!!!!!!!
Good luck and keep us posted!!!

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Man thats going to be cool when your done, Good luck and keep us posted.str8

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post #5 of 24 Old 07-30-2007, 03:27 PM
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Great bike. You are very lucky to have your grandfathers bike. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Wow... that Dream just gave me flashbacks! It should make for a nice restoration project.

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awesome,kinda looks like the old honda 175 that they had in europe

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Well here's the first update already: basically as soon as I got it home I began the stripping process. Got just about everything off the frame except the forks and motor. A lot of the parts aren't too bad. Those awesome chrome sides on the gas tank polished right out and look great. It looks like the majority of nuts/bolts/screws on this thing will need to be replaced due to really bad rusting. Up next I will drop the motor, and start stripping paint to see how bad the rust really is. I hope to do this in the next week or two, depending on my work schedule.

Luckily I have found that there are lots of parts available on ebay, and even through RonAyers.com and ServiceHonda.com.



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post #10 of 24 Old 07-30-2007, 03:47 PM
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Looks to me like you coulda had a worse starting point......

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I love to see oldies brought back to life. Keep it up and keep posting.

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post #12 of 24 Old 07-30-2007, 04:15 PM
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Cool. I just sold this. Same vintage & style.


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post #13 of 24 Old 07-30-2007, 06:01 PM
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What's under the cover? Bars look too high to be the cbr600.

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That is one cool bike. I hope that some day I have the time, money and patience to fix up an old bike.

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post #15 of 24 Old 07-31-2007, 08:36 AM
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Wow, that looks just like the first Honda my father bought, although I think his was a 1962. Actually it is not a dream, it was called a 150 Benley. He rode two up (my mother) for 500 miles to Yellowstone Park and back with two friends that had the same bikes.

I see someone pulled the same trick I did. The front fender flare (lower side) has been smashed. I did this by pushing dad's bike over a tall curb to the street and the curb smashed the fender out when I discovered the curb was taller than my ground clearance on the bike! I was pushing it away from the house so he wouldn't hear me start it! He traded it in an a 305cc Dream and later bought the first CB450 in the state (the infamous "Black Bomber"). When he died in 2003, I sold the "450" for $1000, sight unseen, to a guy on the Internet.

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post #16 of 24 Old 07-31-2007, 08:41 AM
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That is one hot project bike!

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An excellent piece of history right there. Good luck all the way!

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Very neat, looks like a great project, pretty complete. Keep us updated

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post #19 of 24 Old 07-31-2007, 09:58 AM
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Great project, you couldn't have found a more fun bike. This thread should be moved to the classics forum area with the other bikes. What do you think O' magical Admin guy in the sky? Calling Jet!

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That thing is in great shape considering it's age. There is some great history there too. I ma fixing up a 73 CB750......it looks like you have your work cut-out for you.......keep us posted.

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gpzturbo: that's my dad's Triumph Speedmaster under the cover

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post #23 of 24 Old 08-02-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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Cool project, there are lots of Honda restorers out there so parts should be no problem. I would love to do a hardtail chopper project with one of those Speedmaters. Right now I have a CB350 Cafe on the go. It is weird how much the CB350 looks like my CB900F(canadian 919).

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post #24 of 24 Old 08-03-2007, 07:16 AM
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One of my neighbors when I was a kid actually gave me one of these things. It wasn't operable, the tires were rotted out and there was rust all over the place. I thought about it and said "no thanks" to the guy because I didn't want to put the work into it. Besides, I was just 16 at the time and would have had no clue as to how to restore it.

If someone offered it to me today, I'd take it as a winter project. I still have no clue but learning is half the fun.

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