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Bare metal

Getting the frame and some small parts cleaned up and back to bare metal has been a process of trial and error.

Obviously, sending the frame away for sandblasting and powder coating would be the easiest/best/least painful method of preparing the frame for the rebuild. I am trying to do as much of the project ourselves, rather than sending away. The $$ is definitely a factor, but mostly we are just chasing the satisfaction of doing as much as possible.  Continue reading
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No more lost screws

Wayne just showed me a fantastic method for keeping the loose screws etc organised in the workshop!  An old piece of Styrofoam packaging is the perfect screw holder. Draw a rough outline of the part you have removed and jam the bolt or screw into the relevant hole on the foam sketch.

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This is his trace of the waterpump for the car…
Will def use this technique on the bike!