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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 27794 times)

Offline pacomotorstuff

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #40 on: Aug 05, 2014, 07:45:14 »
If you like the rusty spoke look, some powder coating supply companies carry a shade called "rust".
Pat

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #41 on: Sep 14, 2014, 05:18:02 »
Thanks Pat, but I ended up going dow the Copperiplating route:

Pimpin':  ;)









Down to the bare bones:





A fair bit of badly pitted chrome in need of stripping:



And this is the "frame kit":





Yep, those are wooden dowels, and actually look like they might have once been a broom handle... because that's what you need inside the frame of a bike, a nice wooden sponge that'll soak up all the water and let it sit there and rust from the inside out...





And this is the sleeve that does the actual work, runs at 1.2mm wall thickness:



So the question is, do we think the sleeve is strong enough for the job, or do I need to look at fixing/replacing the frame kit in some way (which I'm tempted to do anyway as it looks really badly done)?
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 22:16:52 by Noddy78 »
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline bikeboy

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #42 on: Sep 14, 2014, 10:34:11 »
Those wheels are fantastic! Love the valve-caps too  ;)

ian

Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #43 on: Sep 14, 2014, 13:57:02 »
I'd say go with your gut and "fix" the frame kit.  Just like we all say to not muck about with the brakes, the frame is one of those things to muck with either.  Also, that tail light came out very nicely, glad you were able to clean up the other persons attempt at brazing.  Looks great so far!

Offline hillsy

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #44 on: Sep 14, 2014, 21:07:38 »
You want something like this:
 

 

Offline Jewbacca

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #45 on: Sep 14, 2014, 21:46:13 »
Definitely don't skimp on fixing the frame. Remember, this is 35 year old technology, Hillsy's pic resembles something you should think about in order to fix it properly; other than having a professional weld up the frame correctly to make it strong and like new again.

That or just buy another frame, it's not like their rare or anything.
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Offline M.B Co

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #46 on: Sep 15, 2014, 00:15:56 »
Wheels are bitchin. Following

Offline ManxieRacer

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #47 on: Sep 18, 2014, 00:14:05 »
Following along too.

Not a fan of steampunk, but man I'm loving watching the creativity of the build unfold, especially all the tiny details you're putting into it and that's what this site is all about. Can't wait for more!

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #48 on: Sep 20, 2014, 10:13:52 »
Cheers, guys. Now the fun really starts!





Too dumped?


The carnage:
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 22:17:24 by Noddy78 »
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #49 on: Sep 21, 2014, 02:08:46 »
Yes!
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