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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Restorations => Topic started by: Captmilk76 on Jul 04, 2012, 17:08:17

Title: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 04, 2012, 17:08:17
Starting point.
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 03:46:02
Starting to polish.

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 11:59:54
More polishing
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 12:01:43
This was a bike my Uncle gave me and my Brother. I pulled it out of a barn he had, it started first turn over....dam Honda's are tough.
 
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 12:05:37
Just keep polishing......
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 12:09:01
A little eastwood carb renew http://pages.ebay.com/link/? nav=item.view&id=230811417812 and wanut shell blasting

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 12:13:51
A little flat black on the frame, and castle flat black on the engine, finished by a engine finn polishing

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 12:30:29
Put the new seat cover on...look like it needs to be tighter.
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: andrew6v on Jul 05, 2012, 16:09:19
Reminds me of a zombie. Missing body parts but still ticking.

Looks good just keep on polishing haha
Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 16:47:05
Zombie is right. All we really need is a good rear fender some rear shocks and It'll be 80% lol
Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 16:53:39
Here is a picture with the side covers and tank on
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 05, 2012, 17:01:36
I guess I'm a dam liar no side covers in this pic...lol

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: DesmoBro on Jul 05, 2012, 17:01:47
Sweet looking good so far....Reminds me I need a 1 horse Buffer
Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 06, 2012, 10:21:31
Sweet looking good so far....Reminds me I need a 1 horse Buffer

We bought the 6" buffer from Harbor Freight for $32 http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-buffer-94393.html and a sand blasting cabinet from my brothers lawnmower shop. We have been using crushed walnuts but if anyone has used anything that almost polishes better than walnuts let me know.
Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 06, 2012, 10:32:20
The pipes we took off the bike were in bad shape. The muffler is rusted out and the heat shield is broken and rusted. At the moment I am having a local muffler shop try to match the original headers out of stainless pipe. Then I can buy two slim mufflers. I still want to run them high.(because that looks bada$$)
Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: SteveG on Jul 06, 2012, 19:19:15
That tank is stunning.  Off topic (ish) when I was an engineer in the RN we used to fire wallnut shells into our gas turbine engines (Rolls Royce Olympus - same as the ones on Concord) to clean them.
Title: Re: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 08, 2012, 17:43:07
That tank is stunning.  Off topic (ish) when I was an engineer in the RN we used to fire wallnut shells into our gas turbine engines (Rolls Royce Olympus - same as the ones on Concord) to clean them.

That's good to know

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 08, 2012, 17:44:51
(http://img.tapatalk.com/46c209b0-f15a-0b5c.jpg)

More polishing

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 08, 2012, 17:45:38
(http://img.tapatalk.com/46c209b0-f182-63d5.jpg)

New aluminum grips

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 08, 2012, 17:48:11
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Headlight and clean uped guages

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 23, 2012, 11:53:34
Got my donor rear shock absorbers on... The original ones were in bad shape (http://img.tapatalk.com/46c205f3-6588-694b.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 23, 2012, 11:59:55
A little inspiration at the bike event last week..... The only picture I took (http://img.tapatalk.com/46c205f3-65d7-dc2e.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Mar 02, 2013, 10:26:02
Updates (my brother is restoring this now and he finally is able to because I got my BMW out of his way.

He did a little hub clean up and added a new sprocket

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Mar 02, 2013, 10:26:43
Header cleaning

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Mar 02, 2013, 10:54:09
Now onto fixing the flange

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Mar 02, 2013, 11:43:34
Go to home Depot and get a length of Aluminum Angle. Cut 2 pieces the size of the Vise jaws.  Then you can clamp steel or chrome items without marring them.

You'll find you may want to permanently mount the aluminum. 
Title: Re: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Mar 02, 2013, 13:21:31
Go to home Depot and get a length of Aluminum Angle. Cut 2 pieces the size of the Vise jaws.  Then you can clamp steel or chrome items without marring them.

You'll find you may want to permanently mount the aluminum.

Thanks for the heads up

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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Mar 09, 2013, 20:40:02
My brother mounted the exhaust, he's planning on painting the guard to match the tank.
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on May 23, 2013, 22:14:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9qZTIw0Occ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Title: Re: 1968 CL350 Restore
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jun 23, 2013, 09:21:41
Here she is all done!!

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