Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby bbaker » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:33 pm

Funny how free things end up costing you money isn't it?? :)
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Jlaws » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:57 pm

Hey Bryan , I don't think your dad would have recognize his old golf cart . I'm presently wiring up the lights and turn signals and getting close to done .
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Tom Scott » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:45 pm

Jess, very nice! The Momo wheel really makes it!

Get some more pics when your all done, "Mag Wheel" hub caps and all!
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby bbaker » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 am

Wow! Can't wait to see it all finished and then show mom.

Looks really good Jess!
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby CubbinCal » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Cragar SS mag hubcaps. Old skool kool!
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby dag1450 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Very nice! I wish I could see in person......is that like 70s metal flake paint? I sure hope so :lol:
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Jlaws » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:16 am

Dag and Cal , I was going for the old skool look . It's a 1974 which happens to be the year I graduated from high school , and Cragar SS chrome mags were all the rage back then . It also has the large holographic metal flake paint that unluckily doesn't photograph very well but sparkles when in the sun .

You'll need 8-) on a sunny day . :lol:

As soon as we get a nice sunny day I'll post some good pictures of it from all sides .
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Klapatta » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 pm

Well, 73 was the zenith music year of the decade, we had everything from BW Stevenson to Bad Company, Alice Cooper and Kiss. Star Land Vocal band? come on now really? I'm not even going to debate the point :lol:
Your doing one heck of fine job Jess and I've been watching your progress. You should be proud of it. Have you though about a bare foot gas pedal?
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby dag1450 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:19 pm

Thanks Ken.... learn something new every day. Somehow radio has been able to bury this bw Stevenson guy for the last 25 yrs. My country music station only play that new pop stuff. I just pulled up a few songs and he is good! I don't know how I never heard before. Right now I'm into Jimmy pages creativity in Zeppelin.
Oh.... somehow....were gonna need to see this go cart in person. Do u ever get up north Jess..... :lol:
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Jlaws » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:16 pm

I had to Wikipedia BW Stevenson , didn't know him , I not big on country music . But Jimmy Page and Led Zepplin yeah man ! 8-) I really liked the live Celebration Day concert they did about 10 years ago . The 70's had some great rock groups . I liked Bad Company , Aerosmith , AC-DC , Pink Floyd and the closest thing to country I listened to was ZZ top or Kansas ..... :lol: .

Thinking back to all the crazy stuff I did in my youth , I'm surprised I survived the 70's .
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby cholloway » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:23 am

BW Stevenson... "Buck Wheat". I haven't thought of him in years.
A bit of trivia.
He recorded a song called "Shambala" which did OK but did not burn up the charts.
A short while later 3 Dog Night released the song and it went to #1.
BW and his co-writer (I forget his name) re-wrote the lyrics to Shambala and they
came up with "My Maria", his biggest hit before he passed away at a very early age.

Now, back on topic.
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Klapatta » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:07 am

Hey, we be talkin about the 70's why should we?
It's been speculated Stevenson's My Maria was tribute to the virgin mother but nobody's really sure. He fell under the category of Progressive Country.
Stevenson, Jim Croche, and Harry Chapin all met their demise in their thirties, Elvis was only 42.
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Just so much musical diversity in those days the likes of which have since to be rivaled all at the turn of a knob.
Oh wow man, I think I'm having a flashback :lol:
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Jlaws » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:45 am

Yeah the 70's had a wide diversity of music .

Bryan here's some pictures you can show your mom including a picture of what it looked like when I drug it home from your mom and dads place .

All that remains is mounting the two golf car side mirrors that I have on order and a good hand polishing .

And just to let you guys know that I'm still into my cubs , the last picture is my next restoration project . It should be a lot easier than the Pargo was .
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Don Bellamy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:51 pm

Awesome looking cart Jess. As usual you do such nice work I'm sure the pictures don't come close to the real thing. Maybe it needs an 8 track player for fun. Glad to see my cub family still going strong and thinking I may even come get a ride in that beauty if AW has another PD. :ugeek:
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby l palma » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:13 pm

Jess,
Just read the whole thread, you did a great job!
Now is it golf course legal still?
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby bbaker » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:18 pm

Mom says she wants it back now :)

Seriously looks awesome Jess I hope you enjoy it for years to come.
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby Klapatta » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:15 am

Eight track players. Play the first three crappy songs over again just to get back to the fourth good one :lol:
Like VHS it was around longer than it should have been, the last one produced in 1982.
The last 8 track tape? Fleetwood Mac's Greatest hits, 1988. No crappy tunes on that one ;)
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Re: Restoring a 1974 Pargo .

Postby BigMike » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:04 pm

Nice work Jess!
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