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Author Topic: Project xs750 lowrider  (Read 3524 times)

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #80 on: Apr 15, 2018, 15:36:48 »
Working on the details as each coat of Bondo dries on the plug of the gas tank. Soon, this mock-up of the tank will be done and ready to be used to cast the fiberglass gas tank molds. While waiting for the bondo to dry, I stripped the black paint from the headers. There were a few rusted areas on the rear cones that the previous owner filled with epoxy. Then, he painted the headers with a type of black epoxy paint. Took a major combination of chemicals to remove it. Once stripped,  the pipes polished up nice. Ordered two small sheets of chromed steel that I will roll and cover the entire rear conical section of the pipes and trim with two new end caps.
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2018, 10:00:28 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #81 on: Apr 18, 2018, 02:46:56 »
I am restoring the three into two exhaust. Although it looked better than when it was painted black, removing the paint to bare metal revealed the reason it was painted black in the first place... rust on the exhaust cones.  I decided to repair the corroded areas and then fabricate a new skin to wrap around the exhaust cones. Finally,  two new end caps to trim the ends of the cones. In the first picture,  you can see the damage, and I cut away the corroded areas, welded in new metal and smoothed it with high temperature epoxy filler. In the second picture, you can see the template for the exhaust wrap, including the cutaway areas for the cross tube and mounting brackets. In the third picture,  you can see that I was able to wrap the entire cone and shape the metal around the very rear of the exhaust, blending it into the exit point of the exhaust.  In the final picture,  you notice the cap, which I fabricated to fit the end of the exhaust cones. The end of each cap will be hammered around the rounded edge of the exhaust exit point just like the cone wrap.  Preliminary polishing came out well and matched the existing chrome plating.  Good day!
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2018, 02:59:25 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #82 on: Apr 18, 2018, 03:16:17 »
As I worked on the exhaust,  I continued shaping and smoothing the plug for the tank as per the advice of d9canada and others here. I appreciate all the valuable information you have shared with me. I anticipate that the gas tank plug will be heading into the booth for its protective coating of gloss epoxy in two days. Get it done!
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2018, 03:25:37 by Markie-V »

Offline 8111870

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #83 on: Apr 19, 2018, 21:06:01 »
Absolutely amazing! You definitely have skills.
Keep it up!