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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

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.

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