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Author Topic: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe racer woodgrain paint. Done 4/15!  (Read 50382 times)

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #10 on: Sep 28, 2012, 23:29:54 »
Yes, makerbot is the bees knees  ;D

Got the prototyped pieces trimmed up and everything's put together.  I;ll post some photos tomorrow.  Any ideas what to use to finish the surface?  I was thinking brushing on some fiberglass resin or gelcoat then using body filler and painting it.  The printed parts are ABS. 

« Last Edit: Sep 28, 2012, 23:35:49 by FGKouki »

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #11 on: Sep 29, 2012, 16:04:41 »
Okay everything is all grafted together with the help of our friend JB.  Here's some photos of it all together, it's just over 6.5" from lens to the back of the bulb, not bad.

Oh yeah, and here are some photos of the BMW headlight after removing the halogen projector:






makerbot headlight...













I need to get some kind of boot for the back too. 

« Last Edit: Sep 29, 2012, 16:08:08 by FGKouki »

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #12 on: Sep 29, 2012, 17:17:19 »
I guess this is kind of important, being an HID retrofit and all.  It's an OEM phillips 85122+ (4100k) bulb. 


Offline rattpunk

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #13 on: Sep 29, 2012, 23:35:32 »
Loving it.  Classy as all get out.
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Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #14 on: Sep 30, 2012, 01:28:49 »
I did a little research and found that ABS cement, which is basically abs particles dissolved in acetone, should be the ticket to smoothing out and strengthening the headlight housing and the best part is it's cheap and available at the hardware store.  Going to give it a try  ;)

Oh, as for classy, just wait til the tank and seat pan get painted!  minds will be blown. 

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #15 on: Sep 30, 2012, 01:38:50 »
makerbot!! siiiiiick. the new one came out recently, i'd love to invest if i had the cash. when you look at what it does though, it's really a cheap deal innit.
signing up dude, this'll be interesting

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #16 on: Sep 30, 2012, 10:14:26 »
Makerbot or RepRap is on my list of things to build soon... I have a large CNC router that I built a couple of years ago.. couldn't put it to much use on this build due to the one off fabicate on the fly nature of more of the parts I had to build custom.

But I would think that you are going to be pioneering how to make your parts smooth and stable for motorcycle use. I'd probably start with fiberglass resin... Then follow up with the usual body filler and such.

Watchout for the ABS cement... if you brush it over it'll make the whole part gummy til it hardens... could deform the part.... your parts are big though

Offline tanker

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #17 on: Sep 30, 2012, 10:21:27 »
sweet! use of the new age technology

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #18 on: Sep 30, 2012, 21:03:38 »
Wow ABS cement is so awesome.  I'm going to be using this stuff anytime I glue abs parts together- it's super strong and dries way fast.  I coated the housing with one layer of cement and added a 2" flange off the back.  I'm sure I have a spare headlight boot to cover the back I just need to dig through my parts bin.   This is with one layer of the cement brushed on, I'll do another one or two then body filler then paint.   I'll also epoxy some nuts into the side pegs so I have something to mount with.





(note, output photo is way underexposed)

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #19 on: Sep 30, 2012, 21:19:51 »
OK let me get this straight...
All that for the headlight (awesome!)
but you friggin spliced the old ignition wires together?  :o
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