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Author Topic: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe racer with woodgrain paint  (Read 9493 times)

Offline smv

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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
« Last Edit: Sep 30, 2012, 10:18:45 by 3DogNate »

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)

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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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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Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #20 on: Sep 30, 2012, 21:36:59 »
Yeah yeah yeah, I know  ;)  and I just couldn't hold back on the headlight for the bike.  I built some crazy one off dual projector bixenon headlights for the green car there and my suv has a bixenon retrofit as well.  I couldn't really tell myself "no" on this one either.   
« Last Edit: Sep 30, 2012, 21:40:37 by FGKouki »

Offline sxecafe

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #21 on: Oct 01, 2012, 17:16:24 »
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... that head light is tits.

Offline jdseibe

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #22 on: Oct 01, 2012, 18:01:25 »
are you going to smooth the bucket out or will it always be textured like that?

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #23 on: Oct 02, 2012, 00:17:08 »
I'm in the process of doing the rest of the bodywork now to make it fully smooth.  I'll basecoat/clearcoat it black after that. 

Offline M.B Co

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #24 on: Oct 02, 2012, 14:52:10 »
Ha, so awesome. Was wondering around hidplanet and seen the build. Nice job man!

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #25 on: Oct 12, 2012, 13:38:38 »
I bodyworked and primed the headlight, I'm just waiting a little while til I need to shoot some other parts to paint it.  In the meantime I've been working on the seat cushion and i welded on a battery tray and taillight mount- not the prettiest things but whatever.  I hit the rear half of the frame with epoxy for now.  I'll powdercoat it when I pull the motor.  This paint does oxidize a bit so hopefully it'll blend in with the factory semi gloss in a few weeks. 


Offline BLSully

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #26 on: Oct 12, 2012, 22:14:58 »
The 3D printer is awesome and the headlight looks well executed. Great job so far. Love the unique idea  :)



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Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #27 on: Oct 12, 2012, 23:26:46 »
Yeah, I really should.  But this was a cheap fix vs. my only other option which would be replacing the coils all together.   I got the tailsection all trimmed up and it looks really sweet with the taillight if I do say so myself. 


With everything crammed in there- looks okay for spaghetti.  I'll be replacing the fuseholder which is just dangling there with something better/buss fuses. 







the stuff under the battery is foam drawer liner.  Need to replace that with rubber sheet LOL. 

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #28 on: Oct 15, 2012, 16:22:06 »
Just finished up the seat cushion.  Turned out way cool, especially since this was my first time doing anything like this!  Need to grab some velcro to get it to sit down all the way















I ordered some headlight ears and once they get here the headlight should be going on. 

« Last Edit: Oct 15, 2012, 16:46:08 by FGKouki »

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #29 on: Oct 15, 2012, 16:54:32 »
Seat pad looks great.... I've got mine out to the upholstery shop right now... If mine turns out at least that decent... I'll be happy. (Though I've got something special requested for mine if he can pull it off...)