A quick update on my 71 rebuild. It's been a long time as so much needed doing. I decided it is not going to be anything like original.
I had to butcher 2 frames to fix one good. The original frame had conduit welded in the back of the loop, so cut that out and welded a loop in from another frame. I thought that the gearbox was not too bad when I first looked, but it was pretty much trashed except for the shell. Most internals are new now including all new bushes etc.
The crank is away being balanced and as soon as that is back the motor is ready to go together. I have the re-bore etc. Jim has the head and is fixing that up. I
I've been focusing on the front end. Got some Forks by Frank tubes and doing the conversion for better damping. I have a disc fork leg and a decent wheel. I am sticking with 19 inch rims on this bike. Not sure about the front brake yet.
I have all of my chroming back as well as powder coating. So I am finally ready to make it look like a bike. Exciting time
A couple of starting pics:
Gearbox ready to go in:
I think I will build it here: