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Author Topic: 72 CB350 For the Daughter  (Read 16349 times)

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #45 on: Dec 23, 2016, 16:12:13 »
New overlays have been ordered.

Since I had time to spare I decided to try and polish up the jewels a bit.  They amber jewel looked really bad...like someone had take sandpaper to it.  I tried toothpaste, but it didn't do much of anything.  So I tried some Meguire's PlastX.  That stuff worked very well.  It removed all of the faded crusty look and shined them up pretty well.
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Offline Green199

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #46 on: Dec 28, 2016, 15:51:52 »
This is looking very tidy.

Where did you order the gauge overlays from?
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Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #47 on: Dec 28, 2016, 15:59:10 »
I ordered the overlays (that fit correctly) from lmc0606 on ebay.  They were extremely responsive to questions and knowledgeable about which product I needed.  They even asked if I could send some pics of my gauges so that they could confirm what I was asking for is what I needed.
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Offline Green199

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #48 on: Dec 28, 2016, 16:02:07 »
ahh Ideal. I'm looking to get some new ones in future so I'll keep them in mind. Keep up the awesome work!
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Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #49 on: Dec 31, 2016, 17:35:57 »
Managed to get the overlays on and cups & needles painted.  The wind and cold weather were giving me fits.  I ended up using my toaster oven to help dry the paint.  For the white I used Rust-Oleom's gloss protective enamel.  I used the engine paint for the black.  The tips of the needles I used Model Master enamel in red-orange.  The place where I am getting the LED's for the back lighting don't have any in stock.  They were supposed to come in yesterday, but that has been pushed back to the end of next week.  If I had those I would be able to assemble the gauges.



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Offline steveinwa

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #50 on: Dec 31, 2016, 18:09:29 »
Looking awesome, scary all the motor parts painted in rainy conditions, I have a canopy with velcro sides, works great for such things, until the wind started blowing 20knts. Seeing those gauges, maybe I will rebuild my KZ550s.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #51 on: Jan 09, 2017, 17:06:28 »
Nice build!  Keep it up!

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #52 on: Jan 12, 2017, 20:11:12 »
The weather caused some delays in receiving a few parts, but I finally got them.  Back lighting for the gauges is wired up, siliconed in place, and working.  I had to hold the housing to eliminate the light leaks, but I think the light is even with no hot spots.







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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #53 on: Jan 12, 2017, 20:30:56 »
Looking good!
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #54 on: Jan 13, 2017, 09:39:17 »
Nice work on those.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #55 on: Jan 13, 2017, 15:38:32 »
Very clean, making me want to do mine even more.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #56 on: Jan 14, 2017, 03:31:13 »
Just found your thread and very much enjoyed reading through it. Lucky daughter! :D  Hope she's chosen to help you out with the wrenching at least a little bit... not sure she recognises yet that innate pride that goes hand-in-hand with the pieces you can call your own handiwork, but I'm really hoping so. Nothing more special than time spent putting a bike together with your Dad, especially one you then get to ride and call your own. But I'm not sure I truly appreciated that myself till I was much older  ::)
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Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #57 on: Jan 15, 2017, 15:25:30 »
I wish she would choose to be around some, but other than the first couple of days she hasn't done much of anything. 

Stripped the paint off the tank and have the inside soaking in some phosphoric acid to get rid of the rust.  Trying to decide what I want to do with the lip that normally holds the chrome strip at the bottom.  I am not going to put a new strip on and I don't want the lip just sticking out.

Received a rusty kick start lever that I didn't mid cutting up.  Took some flat stock, cut a circle to act as a cap, and welded it onto the kick start lever.  I only welded half way around the cap so that the pinch bolt will still work.  Still need to do a little fine tuning to the grinding so that it is even all around, but this should give a pretty good idea of the end product.

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Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #58 on: Jan 16, 2017, 11:37:20 »
Thinking about cutting/grinding off the lip and tabs on the tank that is typically covered by the chrome strip.  I will not be putting a chrome strip on this bike and I feel the tank just looks unfinished with the lip there.  I can have my painter fill in the seam, but there is still the spot at the front and rear of the tank where there isn't a lip which just stands out to me.



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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #59 on: Jan 16, 2017, 11:44:32 »
If you are never going to put the chrome strip back, cut off the tabs and smooth out the seam and it will look fine.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson