First off, I'd like to thank everyone for the wealth of knowledge on this forum. I have built or modified quite a few bikes in the past (Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Triumph) but never a Norton. My father in law came in from out of town about a week ago, bearing gifts from Arizona. With him in the back of his truck was a Norton Commando, purchased in 1974 as new (build date on frame is June 1973). He rode it for a few years, but it has essentially been sitting for close to 40 years. It is in pretty rough shape, but it is a labor of love. I really enjoy working on motorcycles, and I can't wait to see the look on my father in law's face when it is finished. Although he gifted it to me, this is something I will keep forever and cherish. In it's current condition many people might have just parted it out, but I think under the patina there is great potential.