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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

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    laslo2016Saltside.jpg I used wrinkle black on the gauge surround, using etch primer on raw aluminium, then the wrinkle coat
     
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    Mates gt380 is coming along nicely , time to put a sheet over it while we wait for parts to arrive from overseas and the chrome and paint to be done

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    My first attempt at gauge restoration for my Mates gt380 , he has misplaced his clocks and found a set at old gold motorcycles for $300 plud freight, when I opened them, I was like... hmmmm these are rough

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    First job was to strip them down, the mounting plate paint was horrible so it went into the dry blaster to clean it up.
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    A mate of mine put me onto this stuff called Farelca polishing paste, he used it to brighten dull headlights and I used it to clean up an OEM windscreen. it is bloody awesome stuff. I just used a cheap polisher with a soft pad to wear away the gauge faces. Some nupty had spray painted the gauges many times so I used some paint stripper for 90 secs then washed it off, I managed to get it back to a nice clean state
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    hey Look, we can see the gauges now

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    I tested all the bulbs while it was apart and then set about putting them back together

    They are by no means perfect, but these clocks are super hard to get, even on the Jap auctions , there are sets rougher than these for $700

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    About 2 hours effort, at least these will allow him to get on the road.
     
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    Well done mate! looks so much better and now I have a paste to try on my screen for my fairing :)
     
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    I spent a few nights this week stripping rims of tyres and spokes and then cleaning up so I could get them blasted and coated (either Cerakote or Powder) and while the 21" front came up nicely.. the 18" rear has some pretty deep rust and no matter how much it is blasted is going to look crap.
    Cost for blast and Cerakote was $220 the pair minimum.. so I checked Thailand supplies.. meh.. I wasnt overly impressed and then started searching AliExpress and found a nice set of Alloy Rims from AHL that delivered here for $117 inc Grab Snatch & Take, so I pulled the pin and ordered them.. lets see the "quality" when they arrive.
    They look good in the pics.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32980348760.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.4b314c4dvWDPux
     
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    @Gen what vehicle are you going to put that in?

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    Good question,,,,I ordered a Guzzi V50 frame yesterday,,I perve on 1/2 scale hotrod bodies quite often,but I shudder when I look at what the Gov gives me to live on V's what I "waste" on toys,,,,MMMM ? , lets just say, I'll settle for howling bench mounted V8 powered margarita blender, until Mr Lotto gives me the nod,,
     
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    So why have you gone for the 19" rear wheel? Where are you going to get the spokes?
     
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    In Qld, hot rod rules are very easy to work with for pre-47 models: it just has to look like a model of car that made before 1947. I don't know if that means you could shrink a design a bit, but you can have modern engine, suspension, brakes, etc and no crash testing or emissions testing requirements. This makes building a hot rod cheap and easy compared to an individually constructed vehicle. I'm not sure what the Chrysler PT cruiser is based on but maybe a cheap starting point?
     
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    So interested to know how you are going to drive the camshaft on the second bank without a clutch?
     
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    Only because I am a total numpty and must have clicked on the wrong one.... :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
    Not entirely sure what to do now as the order has already shipped.... Total and utter Brain Fart that was...
    Thanks for pointing it out @Murdo, at least I know now and can figure something out... better now than when they arrive.
     
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    Been trying to finish my mates gt380 , alas the harness won’t be here until the new year , so injury rigged his old one up, popped some fuel in it and it fired up

    this is going to be a nice old thing , the chrome work is amazing

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    Thats bullshit ... workshop is way too clean and tidy .... I bet all u have been doing is polishing your 10mm sockets

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    I have 2 older guys who put **** away as soon I put it down , I swear to god I don’t even get to put it on the bench and it is cleaned and back in the box

    Paint is back , he asked for the brightest red possible

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    it’s alive

     
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    Sounds fantastic, as much as I find 2 strokes totally annoying, expensive and inefficient I also love them.. and miss having one,,,,,,,,still find it difficult to believe they even run
     
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    We had a yz125 running in the shop yesterday - the sound makes you want one to wring its neck! Or something like the TM racing 85 in a full-size frame: feels like you are really racing without going so fast!
     
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    I'd lost track of your progress, you're a lot further along than the last post I'd seen

    Here's a really interesting take on a similar project - courtesy of Mr Millyard

     
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