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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby lcrken » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:48 pm

Making a little more progress. This is the inner primary plate. It's 1/8" 5052 alloy, and my first experience at aircraft style riveting. Still have to make the outer cover. I'm debating whether to try fabbing it up out of alloy, or make a plug, pull a mold off it, and make a glass fiber, or maybe carbon fiber, cover. Always decisions.

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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby grandpaul » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:49 pm

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2.5 oz.

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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:55 pm

lcrken wrote:Making a little more progress. This is the inner primary plate. It's 1/8" 5052 alloy, and my first experience at aircraft style riveting. Still have to make the outer cover. I'm debating whether to try fabbing it up out of alloy, or make a plug, pull a mold off it, and make a glass fiber, or maybe carbon fiber, cover. Always decisions.

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Ken, you know there's only one right way to do this...

Make a CF cover!

In fact make more than one Ken and sell one to me please !!
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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby lcrken » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:05 pm

Got sidelined a bit by back injury, but back to work again. Finally got the wheels painted.

This is a bare wheel that's been cleaned and prepped with brush-on Iridite conversion coating, with the Rustoleum gold paint beside it.

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And this is my high quality paint studio, with the front wheel in process.

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And this is the painted pair. After they cure for a few days, I'll do a 2-part clear coat, and that's it.

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Time to order some tires next. The wheels are both 18", with 3.5" rear and 2.5" front, so I have some options.

Other than the wheels, I'm working on the plug for making a mold for the primary cover.

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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby grandpaul » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:07 am

Coming along nicely.
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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby cjandme » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:49 pm

lcrken wrote:Got sidelined a bit by back injury, but back to work again......Other than the wheels, I'm working on the plug for making a mold for the primary cover.Ken

Well okay then Ken, I guess you made your decision & so you're gonna go fo it, :shock: and make the composite primary cover / covers? :D
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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby lcrken » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:11 pm

Yep, CF it is.

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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby Scout63 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:56 pm

+1. Gorgeous. Interesting. Did I say Gorgeous?
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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby lcrken » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:52 pm

New tires mounted to wheels. Finest kind Shinkos in 100/90-18 and 130/90-18. I've used the same style Shinkos on several other bikes, and am amazed at how well they stick. And they last, too. I decided to go ahead and run them tubeless, even though the rims are meant for tubes, so they are now sitting for a day to be sure they will hold pressure, before balancing and mounting disks and such. If they don't hold air well enough, I'll use tubes.

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I also have the oil system ready to make hoses and install. Sharp eyed listers might notice that the hose ends are not new. I'm doing my best to uses up old race bits wherever I can instead of buying new.

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Still working on the primary cover, but it will take a while. Worst part is making a good plug to pull a mold from.

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Re: MK3 Restomod

Postby grandpaul » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Love the aircraft fittings, properly done.
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