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Author Topic: '75 CB400f Brat Build  (Read 8434 times)

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #10 on: Jun 27, 2012, 11:35:45 »
I am on board. Run a hoop and a small fender. Put the tail light on the fender.

I love the 400F's.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

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Offline Kwality

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #11 on: Jun 29, 2012, 01:41:56 »
Looking good!

Don't see very many 400f bratstyle, but here's one in Melbourne, Australia:


Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #12 on: Jun 29, 2012, 01:50:44 »
Looking really good. That seat and your paint turned out awesome. I love the white and brown, especially on a brat.

What paint did you use on the tank?

Nice work, keep it up

Offline factive

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #13 on: Jun 29, 2012, 12:45:15 »
Looking really good. That seat and your paint turned out awesome. I love the white and brown, especially on a brat.

What paint did you use on the tank?

Thanks

I used plati-dip. I didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped the first time around so I peeled it off, sanded the tank, and reapplied. Came out really nice the second time. There are a few dents in the tank so during the winter I'm going to be faced with a tough decision. Do I want to do a full nut & bolt restore and in which case bondo the tank and repaint. Or do I just leave her with all the dirt & patina.

I've also ordered a hoop for the rear frame. So I am going to redo the seat to match the new frame lines. Same colors but thinking I might go a little thicker this time around. Right now it's only got 1" padding, thinking I'll double that up.

I'm also a little unsure what to do about badging. I have some original 'honda super sport' decals as well as some 60's style black & white honda sport round badges.
'75 CB400f Brat Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37700.0

In the garage: '11 Thruxton, '65 CB77, '74 CB550 Cafe, '75 CB400f Brat, '77 CB750 Cafe, '56 Triumph Bobber, '02 M5, '72 Series 3 Land Rover, '01 4Runner

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #14 on: Jun 29, 2012, 16:05:19 »
Cool...Good info. I assume it is really resistant to gas?

p.s. I think the round emblems would look sweet

Offline factive

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #15 on: Jun 29, 2012, 16:40:07 »
Cool...Good info. I assume it is really resistant to gas?

No. I've found that gas will stain it so I put a few layers of clear on it.
'75 CB400f Brat Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37700.0

In the garage: '11 Thruxton, '65 CB77, '74 CB550 Cafe, '75 CB400f Brat, '77 CB750 Cafe, '56 Triumph Bobber, '02 M5, '72 Series 3 Land Rover, '01 4Runner

Offline tron97

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #16 on: Jun 29, 2012, 18:49:39 »
http://www.drcproducts.com/elect/d45-29-30/index.html

Im using that light, mounted directly to the bottom of the seat pan, with a modded plate bracket off like a 400t or something, and no hoop..looks pretty darn good..

Excuse the upholstery, it was a test run.

BBBBRAP!

Offline redlabel

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Re: '75 CB400f Brat Build
« Reply #17 on: Jul 15, 2013, 07:40:55 »
Looks real good! What tires and rims are you running? Tron aswell. Those look wiiiiide!