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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 55064 times)

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #240 on: Jan 13, 2019, 19:11:39 »
Hokey Doke. Been a long time between drinks, but I have actually been quite busy. All the control cables are made and actually work! And I'm on the home stretch on the wiring now (not that it looks like it):





But most of my time has been spent trying to make the f$#king petrol tank. Turns out my old MIG set up just wasn't up to the task (neither was I really) so I had to get myself a new TIG for Xmas. It's been a long process of trial and error but I'm slowly getting there (will post up the first attempt when I actually get the final one completed). Goddam sheet metal is a cantankerous beast though! But, think I'm making some headway:









Now I'm getting to the bit where it's all got to be stuck together... fingers crossed on that one...
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #241 on: Jan 13, 2019, 19:12:16 »
Do you have any easy way of dealing with pulling the brakes off when needed, or is it just gonna be a matter of careful handling? 

I hadn't really thought about that to be honest...
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #242 on: Jan 13, 2019, 20:58:37 »
Now I'm getting to the bit where it's all got to be stuck together... fingers crossed on that one...

Tank looks good!
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Offline thrillseeker

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #243 on: Jan 13, 2019, 22:11:44 »
Looking great! That tank looks like it’s coming along very nicely!

What’s your plan for frame/tank/fender finish? Going with the same black/rust look as the photo you posted in the beginning?


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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #244 on: Jan 13, 2019, 23:18:10 »
The original idea was to copperplate the tins (and let them oxidise over time) and matt black texture powdercoat frame. But I think the copper is just a bit much:



So the next thoughts are leave it bare steel:



Do some kind of bluing process:



Or a nice off-white pearl:



I'm currently tossing up between the bare metal and the white pearl. Leaning towards bare metal. But still not quite sure...
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline hooligan998

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #245 on: Jan 14, 2019, 00:48:58 »
I was in the bare metal camp until I saw that off-white pearl.  That is outstanding!

Offline wozza

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #246 on: Jan 14, 2019, 01:00:50 »
Lovely project....for me the white and bare metal blend in with the white walls and shinny bits...  the dark gray or gunmetal allows those parts pop and dazzle...meh when all said and done its your bike and a lovely one at that ;) 
 
   

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #247 on: Jan 14, 2019, 02:06:25 »
+1 for the pearl.
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Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #248 on: Jan 14, 2019, 02:37:41 »
I was in the bare metal camp until I saw that off-white pearl.  That is outstanding!

same!
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Offline pidjones

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #249 on: Jan 14, 2019, 07:22:22 »
I'd say bare or brushed nickel plated.
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