Not exactly a restoration, but more of a complete overhaul. I have a 1986 Ironman Dave Scott that had some pretty rough paint. Lots of chipping and missing paint and some rust at the top of the seat tube motivated me to get a repaint and do complete strip down and rebuild. Here she was before
So I completely disassembled her and took her to one of the local powdercoaters to get walnut shell blasted and coated. Took about a week and she came back looking great. I did have to spend a few hours scraping the paint off the shifter bosses and a few other areas for bolt clearance which was a pain, but I assumed I was going to have to do it.
Only trouble I ran into during the rebuild was the notches on the rear shifter all fell off, literally, onto the ground. So right now I am running a shimano 600 tri-color rear shifter and derailleur but everything else is original shimano 600 ex. I will probably end up converting it completely to tri-color soon, but I have no complaints right now with the combo. I was planning on running the original gold araya wheels but do to the shifter failure, I am running shimano 600 hub laced to mavic open pro in rear, and front is dura-ace to open pro Performance special. Here are some pics of her all done.
Fresh from paint
At the girlfriend's house
And after a nice fall ride
Really enjoying the bike so far and hope that she will last me many years to come.
One last thing, here is a teaser of my '82 centurion gt touring/fishing rig