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Hey all, my first post!

I sort of "inherited" a 1981 Goldwing GL 1100 from my father in law, with the stipulation that he'd get it back if I get another bike. I'm planning to buy a newer bike next year, but over this winter I am going to rebuild this bike for him!

I think I have the mechanical stuff covered... though perhaps I'll be mistaken when I start getting into it. It runs pretty well - drove it 400 miles from Illinois to NE this weekend.

There is one thing that worries me though, and that is body parts. There are cracks in the trunk lid, cracks in the cockpit, and the metal flashing over the windshield is bent a little and scratched up.

Some picks if you care to look(the pics are large):
http://www.docblair.org/images/cockpit1.jpg
http://www.docblair.org/images/cockpit2.jpg
http://www.docblair.org/images/windshield.jpg

Some of the dash/cockpit has cracks. An aftermarket radio was jammed in there, and it looks like some cutting has taken place. He tried to use jbweld I think to fix the cracks.

I'd like to just straight replace it. Is there a good way to do this other than finding parts off another bike?

Does anyone have any suggestions for this kind of work?
 

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hello doctor blair, welcome to GWOF. the only body panels to be had are used or repair what you have
 

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Ditto on what detdr says, but a decent bodyman can do some real nice stuff with the tupperware on an older bike. Or if you have the time and talent/tools you can do it yourself. Mechanical parts are around, but you might need to do some searching for them. The windshield garnish can be powerbuffed to a fair degree, same with chrome pieces.
 

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All your tupperware is ABS. It can easily be fixed using ABS glue and shredded abs pipe or such. Cracks at corners can be filled with ABS glue mixed with shredded abs. Hole in the fairing inside can be covered with textured ABS from someplace like TAP Plastics.

You can also get a plastic welder from Harbor Freight and plastic rod and fill cracks and voids with that.

Once done, just sand and paint with a black plastic friendly paint, or, cover with black boot polish.

I've repaired my trunk, the sanded smooth and painted with the same paint I used on the rest of the bike. Looks fine, is just as strong, works great.
 
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