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Re: Project two---a CB400F
« Reply #10 on: Nov 13, 2017, 13:47:17 »
Aha-----so it's the grain in the foam.  Who'da thunk that?

Thanks!

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Re: Project two---a CB400F
« Reply #11 on: Nov 13, 2017, 13:50:51 »
Yeah, it's how the foam is poured into a mold.  If you've look close at the insulation foam you get at the hardware store, you can see it.

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Re: Project two---a CB400F
« Reply #12 on: Nov 13, 2017, 18:57:12 »
After some more staring and considering some other's input, we went for round 3 of sanding.

Taking the rear's dome shape down to a flatter surface accomplishes a couple of things --  continues to reduce its visual mass, and allows some of the gas tank's more angular lines to be picked up by the seat.   The rear portion's sides were also shaved more to be flatter.

I think we're there...









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Re: Project two---a CB400F
« Reply #13 on: Nov 16, 2017, 18:06:57 »
Oh look!!!!   An engine almost ready to be removed from a frame!!!   wow!!!!



Still poking at the seat foam as well....the left/right rises to the rear portion aren't totally symmetrical....so gotta run to the HW store for more 80grit.

The seat pan got some paint on it though.



And playing around with some 0000 steel wool and some metal polish to see where I can get them header pipes to..




 

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Re: Project two---a CB400F
« Reply #14 on: Nov 18, 2017, 19:50:27 »
Drained the engine oil and removed the filter...

Wonder when this was last cleaned....




Pulled the sprocket cover off too.   That all should clean up nice

Pulled the slightly modified and primed spare swingarm off the shelf too and shaved the chainguard mounting stuff and filled the one bolt hole.   Got some sanding to do, then will spray again with primer.  Also figured I'd install the shock bushings prior to painting (I know....will have to do some masking...), and will tackle the pivot bushings next (bought some bronze ones to replace the plastic OEM units).

Gotta find a helper now to get that engine out of that frame!



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Re: Project two---a CB400F
« Reply #15 on: Nov 18, 2017, 22:13:53 »
Looks like never...haha