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Author Topic: Living Room Build - Notes on taps/dies  (Read 18152 times)

Offline Fox

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #30 on: Feb 18, 2012, 19:38:53 »
Epic Living Room Build

THANK YOU for noticing. I've been waiting for someone to mention it! Not gonna lie, I feel pretty damn cool doing all this in my apartment.

Chris, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Just remember, in college, you don't have the money for all the neat little toys you can afford when you have a job!
« Last Edit: Feb 18, 2012, 19:42:10 by Fox »
"Don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss ALL that heavenly glory."

1975 Honda CL360-Build Thread

Offline 1chrisb

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #31 on: Feb 19, 2012, 00:42:33 »
A cruel reality about life. Time, or money. I did get my frame blasted today though! (Hmm, maybe I should be updating my OWN build thread... ::))

Offline vain

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #32 on: Feb 19, 2012, 09:17:13 »
This looks good Fox, can't wait to see the bike finished.
Keep it up!  8)
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Offline progriffen

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #33 on: Feb 20, 2012, 22:38:58 »
I like the idea of living room build fox!

I'm also in a similar situation as you are being in college, building my cb400t in my living room.

Haha Gonna follow your post everyday
Keep it up!

Offline atx360

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #34 on: Feb 20, 2012, 23:25:39 »
Nice build fox
Looks a lot like where mine is going although mine is in the garage:D

I also have hand brushed my covers and fork legs. I'm not too big on chrome either. How do u plan on keeping them looking polished? I'm still up in the air there.

I like your style on both the living room and the build. :P
"four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul"

Offline SCARE!

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #35 on: Feb 20, 2012, 23:31:47 »
if you use a scotchbrite pad from the kitchen on those cases, they will come up even better. i hand sanded all mine. makes ya feel like you've done some real work huh!

Offline atx360

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #36 on: Feb 20, 2012, 23:48:31 »
I did scotchbrite then I did mothers mag and aluminum Polish. Just don't want them to oxidize too much.
"four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul"

Offline Fox

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #37 on: Feb 20, 2012, 23:56:08 »
Progriffin,
Haha a fellow living room builder is always welcome. We may not have all the fancy tools, but damn if we don't still do quality work! Do you have any picture of your current get up? Maybe you could start up a build thread, I'd like to follow along with ya. By the way, thats an awesome avatar picture. Is that you?

Thanks for all the compliments gents(Chris and Vain always good to hear from y'all)! Glad to have you guys on board. I haven't made much progress since my last posting, but next on the list is painting the jugs and cleaning/sanding the bottom cases. Pictures should be up soon.

SCARE!
I actually did use a scotch brite after each level of sanding. Get all the metal shavings out of there and such. Those things really were designed to work on motorcycles...

Atx360
As far as keeping them clean, I put two coats of Rustoleum Engine Enamel(500F) clear coat on all the engine pieces. Hoping that should keep all th oxidation and rust off of it.  I'll grab a few pictures of all the finished pieces and toss them up so you can check it out.

A quick to-do list for this week(mostly for my own benefit)...
Paint engine
Media blast rims
Sand and clear coat forks
Rebuild gauges(if I have time)

Keep an eye out for pictures/posts, and if you have comments/questions, don't hesitate to ask.
« Last Edit: Feb 20, 2012, 23:58:32 by Fox »
"Don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss ALL that heavenly glory."

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Offline SCARE!

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #38 on: Feb 20, 2012, 23:57:07 »
I did scotchbrite then I did mothers mag and aluminum Polish. Just don't want them to oxidize too much.

same. good stuff.  8)

Offline progriffen

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Re: Living Room Build
« Reply #39 on: Feb 21, 2012, 00:28:13 »
Yep thats me in a another ride I love the most Fixed Gear Bike. Also known as fixie. Modification of a track bike. Without any brakes, only stops with you foot pedaling backwards.

I was never interested in 4 wheels haha always two wheels. now my eyes turned from bicycle to motorcycle thats all but.

Cafe racer is such a addicting project that I can't let go.

As soon as I get her running first, I will be posting a build thread of non-loved(crappy looking frame which made all the people hate to modify into a cafe racer) cb400t to a Cafe Racer.

I will be following yours and steal some ideas from you

Is that cool? :)