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olboots
01-23-2011, 3:31 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__OQCf7pKVBo/TTT4tvaVyfI/AAAAAAAAAVw/eN53OBJkUAY/s400/beezerrr11.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__OQCf7pKVBo/TTT4t9G7qNI/AAAAAAAAAV4/k5dH2Sgqx38/s1600/beezerrr12.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__OQCf7pKVBo/TTT4uqCYVOI/AAAAAAAAAWI/yzkwou6Tru8/s400/beezerrr15.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__OQCf7pKVBo/TTT65iY1RgI/AAAAAAAAAW4/-y-w1yuRCT4/s400/beezerrr1.jpg

Hey everyone I thought I would share my recent find. Its a 1968 BSA lightening, garage built in the mid-seventies up here in the arctic. It had sat in a dudes living room for the past fifteen years til he needed to free up some space. Needless to say it needs alot of work but living in the tundra there isn't much more you could ask for in a winter project.

LinkBelt
01-23-2011, 3:37 PM
No shit winter project. LOL Great find Bro. from the pics of what I can see it looks like the hard tail on there was really well done. I would love to see more pics of your BSA hopefully a build thread follows your find. Best of luck Bro.

olboots
01-23-2011, 3:38 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTUyUD98XYI/AAAAAAAABkI/M3Dce9-b52E/s320/WEED.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTUyUbCCrmI/AAAAAAAABkQ/GW7zuLjtrBg/s320/sed.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTUyU015mqI/AAAAAAAABkY/9fzYz8XPKnM/s320/beejers.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTZzJQl8yCI/AAAAAAAABlo/ATJd6Dg1cAk/s320/barebone.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTZzJtApT0I/AAAAAAAABlw/dEzyhhP5MEc/s320/footprint.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTpyy4S3oqI/AAAAAAAABnY/ZGA32taqxlA/s320/removed.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTpyzZr989I/AAAAAAAABng/kYdUrvJdtf4/s320/musclebeach.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTt9IjQuNiI/AAAAAAAABpA/TufyXBkTYHY/s320/bikez.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TTt9IUDPVdI/AAAAAAAABo4/l7BNC-9CNkg/s320/ton%2Bup.jpg
Here's some of this weeks progress and some of the amazing details which really make this bike. I will try to update this once a week but if you're not patient enough for that you can check out our blog http://cbcs-alta.blogspot.com and we'll send you some stickers

billdozer
01-23-2011, 5:45 PM
Great find!

guschambers
01-23-2011, 6:15 PM
nice

fatass
01-23-2011, 6:15 PM
That's fucking SWEET! That and snow bunnies are the only two reasons I would deal with that kind of bullshit weather.

Maybe.

Roddy
01-23-2011, 7:15 PM
The he-man sex engravings make all the shoveling worth it! Thanks for the stickers too.

olboots
01-23-2011, 7:32 PM
That's fucking SWEET! That and snow bunnies are the only two reasons I would deal with that kind of bullshit weather.

Maybe.

Long winters make you appreciate summer waaay more

Shacknasty
01-24-2011, 4:01 AM
What an incredible find. Nothing like working on a chop to keep you dreaming of summer. Sweet, soft warm night air flowing past, her arms wrapped around your waist and those firm titiies against yer back, the motor purring with the growl of a contented lion and the...where was I ?

Nice fuckin' bike, you lucky bastard!

LinkBelt
01-24-2011, 7:17 AM
What an incredible find. Nothing like working on a chop to keep you dreaming of summer. Sweet, soft warm night air flowing past, her arms wrapped around your waist and those firm titiies against yer back, the motor purring with the growl of a contented lion and the...where was I ?

Nice fuckin' bike, you lucky bastard!

Shacknasty, you really should think about writing a romance novel or at least some stories for Hustler.

olboots
01-24-2011, 7:08 PM
Thanks shaq-nasty!

gravelveins
01-24-2011, 9:07 PM
congrats boots!

you and watasha are keepin the dream alive in canada!

Watasha
01-24-2011, 9:38 PM
Hey I know that dude...

olboots
01-27-2011, 10:53 PM
We finally got 'er fully disassembled tonight, started chippin' away at the forty pounds of bondo. Photos as soon as I come down from inhaling all those psychadelic paint chips.

doubt
01-27-2011, 11:52 PM
wow thats a sweet score,

olboots
01-29-2011, 12:32 PM
between the actual frame and the moldings the original builder added there is a valley of bondo...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TUJWy9UToCI/AAAAAAAABro/IcjTqf3x6IA/s1600/bondovalley.jpg
and some vile welds...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TUOfPg3CaPI/AAAAAAAABso/7NVN6wgapTk/s1600/stripper3.jpg
Throughout the frame there is an abundance of bondo but luckily only a couple suspect welds.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TUOf9EKGBcI/AAAAAAAABsw/Ns5aEy1-mG4/s1600/stripper12.jpg
this afternoon we are takin 'er down to work to torch out the rest of the bondo, flapdisk the rest of the paint, grind off some useless shit and hopefully fix up some of those sketchy welds . We should at least have it down to bare metal by dinner time.

LinkBelt
01-29-2011, 4:58 PM
That shit is awesome bro, can't wait till the build process begins that BSA is going to be killer.

Watasha
01-29-2011, 11:41 PM
Sick of bondo. So sick of fuckin' bondo

Moparkevin
01-30-2011, 12:49 PM
Nice score! Hope your at the end of the bondo nightmare.. I always wanted a BSA they just look great.. Good luck, I will be following the progress.

rusjack
01-30-2011, 12:57 PM
cool, so fix those welds and throw another 60lbs of bondo back on it
right? right.

24Cycles
01-30-2011, 1:37 PM
I find a lot of cool stuff but this blows all of them away. The engraving is priceless congrats man!

rusjack
01-30-2011, 7:44 PM
did you just sit on it and listen to sleep all day?

olboots
01-30-2011, 8:02 PM
Holy Mountain

rusjack
01-31-2011, 10:04 AM
Om riffs come out the exhaust

olboots
01-31-2011, 10:38 PM
Watasha bought me this tail light lens for birthday from the dudes at Rogue Speed Shop (http://roguespeedshop.blogspot.com)in Vancouver
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AqZ4Qk1ndgQ/TT5xRvrDs4I/AAAAAAAAAYI/mSK1YKqvEXk/s320/IMG_0161.jpg

LinkBelt
02-01-2011, 9:56 PM
Dude, I checked your blog today, thats a lot of fucking bondo. Anyway whats the plan after you get all that shit off there. I am in the total flop of what your doing on my project. I am in the process of molding the frame but I'm using a fiberglass filler not bondo. I think the deal with these Brit bikes is they have so many joints to cover during the molding process it takes a lot of filler to make them all look smooth. I'm starting to think my Triumph frame is the bastard child of some double jointed circus whore. Anyway best of luck on your BSA. I'm subscribed.

olboots
02-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the support Linkbelt, I got a manual today so we can start going through the engine. Once the rest of the paint and bondo are off (tomorrow) we are going to pull it back into a roller to see what we wanna keep and what we wanna swap. I think that when I go back to do the moldings we might completely redo them with more form to the frame instead of straight lines and bondo or possibly clean up the old moldings and fill the major gaps with welds

ShovelEd
02-03-2011, 4:40 AM
Watasha bought me this tail light lens for birthday from the dudes at Rogue Speed Shop (http://roguespeedshop.blogspot.com)in Vancouver
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AqZ4Qk1ndgQ/TT5xRvrDs4I/AAAAAAAAAYI/mSK1YKqvEXk/s320/IMG_0161.jpg

That bike defiantly needs that lens.

Roddy
02-03-2011, 6:51 AM
Thanks for the support Linkbelt, I got a manual today so we can start going through the engine. Once the rest of the paint and bondo are off (tomorrow) we are going to pull it back into a roller to see what we wanna keep and what we wanna swap. I think that when I go back to do the moldings we might completely redo them with more form to the frame instead of straight lines and bondo or possibly clean up the old moldings and fill the major gaps with welds

I'm sure you can come up with something better looking than those big fuckin plates holding the neck in place, like plasma-cut pot leafs or something else Canadian.

Nice lens too.

olboots
02-03-2011, 1:19 PM
yeah the girth of that shit on the neck is waaay over the top. I think the 47 weed leaves on it so far might be enough, but we'll see once it comes time to paint haha.

Watasha
02-03-2011, 10:36 PM
I think 420 weedleaves might be ok though.
Have you seen those headlights Tom Fugle did with Dave Mann prints in them? I think we need to someone get one with the cocaine painting in it. you know the one, I talk about it everyday

olboots
02-11-2011, 1:23 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FlTwO5AI8Lk/TVONQXKcUWI/AAAAAAAAB7U/8kVc4ZAP8A0/s400/dirtweed.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M07WSOoeOe8/TVONQP846YI/AAAAAAAAB7M/c7lfTsHhaIs/s400/rustweed.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KjfaPECNi0g/TVONPbb9-zI/AAAAAAAAB68/QJU9Ej94jzM/s400/silverweed.jpg

So Watasha stripped the paint of the oil bag or "weed sac" to find a shed load of rust. Wire wheeled the shit outta it and it came out lookin' rad

Shoots
02-11-2011, 6:03 PM
Makes me want to burn one yeah..

elkhunter149
02-11-2011, 6:37 PM
Very orig. piece of metal. Almost looks real.
:clap for you:

olboots
02-11-2011, 11:57 PM
Makes me want to burn one yeah..

If it wasn't for the weed this bike might be done already haha

Shoots
02-12-2011, 1:12 PM
If it wasn't for the weed this bike might be done already haha

That could be why mine is still not done:D

olboots
02-12-2011, 7:04 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oeZCWLj2kZk/TUtx735X5tI/AAAAAAAABxY/gt8IzgrZxoA/s1600/70sbeez.jpg

Here's a photo of it in its original shape and glory. I started stripping the gas tank today and found that original paint is still intact. We are razorblading and wet sanding thanks to advice from Roddy, hopefully we will be able to save this rad paint job. If anyone has any other tips on how to take it back to its former glory, let me know! thanks.

olboots
02-13-2011, 12:01 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HSy8mlCQtgo/TVdq6PMf7FI/AAAAAAAAB8U/hBg8qK3Y6a8/s400/anch.jpg
I started chippin' away the paint with some paint remover and a chisel
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dODlxDGUoEQ/TVdq58SsyhI/AAAAAAAAB8E/ssI2n4xk1qA/s400/lars.jpg
then I noticed the old paint still intact
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d5npGbbU-ZI/TVdsuGKScsI/AAAAAAAAB80/od-H3XFcsvY/s400/read.jpg
Watasha sanded it down
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-89hkw4DTgS0/TVdt7p0_F8I/AAAAAAAAB9k/U0Px8MMOtsk/s400/left.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a02vsehRcWA/TVdt6yjzbAI/AAAAAAAAB9U/u5uUCwgCV9w/s400/shit.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EiBS8ovJFYk/TVdt6zmuaFI/AAAAAAAAB9M/RRPumqI2yFU/s400/customjohn.jpg
helped date the original build
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iIIcrlF5KuM/TVduG5pewbI/AAAAAAAAB98/xyaIMMb6ZLM/s400/winger.jpg

I am not planning on running this tank so it made its way on to the wall and will probably stay there for a while but it was really cool to see all the psychadelic prisms and lightning bolts and shit. Makes me wonder how stoned the original build was.

olboots
02-13-2011, 5:35 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O80l8RyEy-8/TVhiTEXonmI/AAAAAAAACAE/ZjVnQ6H6XBg/s1600/quer.jpg
Watasha took a grinder to the moldings that werent worth keeping. Which was the majority.
http://http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SzKn2HJaQ3Q/TVhiSe3ozII/AAAAAAAAB_8/axXDoUDDc9s/s400/mold.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v9z53JcvJiM/TVhiSdjjVpI/AAAAAAAAB_0/KCA5oUhD5Ms/s1600/necker.jpg
some of areas under the old moldings were a bit more rough then others
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tSpmhqoZTwY/TVhiR1DWOLI/AAAAAAAAB_s/dBotWZm5XN4/s400/goober.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Aj048uE29Dw/TVhii5WSwAI/AAAAAAAACAM/obDm0G4UtEc/s400/framerino.jpg

finally got a good look at the bare-ish frame, still a few places to wirewheel and watasha is gonna fill some of the gouges with welds. I am going to draw and cardboard out some new moldings and with watasha's help do them the right way.

guschambers
02-13-2011, 9:28 PM
man, this is great. And in Canada. nice job saving that tank.

LinkBelt
02-18-2011, 7:55 PM
Oh Yeah, opened the mail box today and found some Ramblin' Fever stickers. Thanks guys for the freebe. BTW whats up with this awesome Brit.

Watasha
02-18-2011, 9:10 PM
Glad you like the stickers
We've been pretty slammed at work all week so we haven't worked on the bike much. I think Boots is going to this weekend.

ChopperGuy
02-19-2011, 4:55 PM
Wow, all the engraving and everything? That's amazing. Have fun bringing her back to life. See ya on the road.

Moparkevin
02-19-2011, 5:12 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HSy8mlCQtgo/TVdq6PMf7FI/AAAAAAAAB8U/hBg8qK3Y6a8/s400/anch.jpg
I started chippin' away the paint with some paint remover and a chisel
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dODlxDGUoEQ/TVdq58SsyhI/AAAAAAAAB8E/ssI2n4xk1qA/s400/lars.jpg
then I noticed the old paint still intact
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d5npGbbU-ZI/TVdsuGKScsI/AAAAAAAAB80/od-H3XFcsvY/s400/read.jpg
Watasha sanded it down
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-89hkw4DTgS0/TVdt7p0_F8I/AAAAAAAAB9k/U0Px8MMOtsk/s400/left.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a02vsehRcWA/TVdt6yjzbAI/AAAAAAAAB9U/u5uUCwgCV9w/s400/shit.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EiBS8ovJFYk/TVdt6zmuaFI/AAAAAAAAB9M/RRPumqI2yFU/s400/customjohn.jpg
helped date the original build
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iIIcrlF5KuM/TVduG5pewbI/AAAAAAAAB98/xyaIMMb6ZLM/s400/winger.jpg

I am not planning on running this tank so it made its way on to the wall and will probably stay there for a while but it was really cool to see all the psychadelic prisms and lightning bolts and shit. Makes me wonder how stoned the original build was.

I would run it with the old paint and all... some history there.. very cool.

elkhunter149
02-21-2011, 8:17 AM
Hey ckecked out your blog CBCS this morning. Very impressed by the support for the black history month, and the way your opnion's were presented about the contribution they have made to the USA.
I am now following your great blog.
So best of luck with the BSA, they don't come around very often. U have abunch of folks on the edge of there tree stumps watching it unfold.

olboots
02-21-2011, 4:36 PM
Hey ckecked out your blog CBCS this morning. Very impressed by the support for the black history month, and the way your opnion's were presented about the contribution they have made to the USA.
I am now following your great blog.
So best of luck with the BSA, they don't come around very often. U have abunch of folks on the edge of there tree stumps watching it unfold.

Thanks man, that means alot. I'll do my best tog et off my stump and get some work done.

alexzen
02-22-2011, 10:12 AM
word. All I ever find in the garage are mice turds.

TriBob
02-26-2011, 9:36 AM
Pretty cool that you were able to save the tank's original paint. Kinda reminded me that one of the original Captain America bikes was stolen just before the movie (Easy Rider) was completed. Assuming the bike was "parted", some dude is probably riding around with the original tank, with the original paint, covered up by someone else's paint. Wouldn't that be a trip finding that tank! :eek:

Good luck on the build. it is looking great so far!

LinkBelt
03-06-2011, 1:59 PM
Hey guys what the fuck? You knucks out having snow ball fights instead of working on cool ass BSA chops or what?

Watasha
03-19-2011, 12:37 AM
We've been real busy with work and I was moving, Everything was almost at a normal pace again, but now we're getting ready for a swap meet 10 hours away on April 3rd because theres none closer. I think were gonna do some stuff this weekend, Im sure Boots will post something

LinkBelt
03-31-2011, 6:08 PM
What the hell has happened here has this thread died?

BeetleJuice
04-02-2011, 9:06 AM
I say stick with the original tank man...you'de have a cool story behind it, and it doesnt look half bad

olboots
04-04-2011, 9:03 PM
I picked up a tank and a fender from a swap this weekend so the ball is back rolling. When you live a million miles away from anything cool projects take time and I'd rather it take me a decade and be happy with it then rush it on the road for street cred. I'll post some pictures of the stuff right away here.

olboots
04-04-2011, 10:49 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rp5moTOQW9o/TZqc2-j533I/AAAAAAAACME/NF7d35IeWkc/s400/moc.jpg
here's the new tank and fender I picked up this weekend. I also did my taxes so I will be putting new shoes on her right quick. Now that I have a tank that I want to run I can get back to work on the rest of the aesthetic stuff

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nIEIdMWZQqk/TZqc4E8aruI/AAAAAAAACMc/f_hDsbdQ9BA/s400/mount.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WbnsbqnUWHk/TZqc3jqDpsI/AAAAAAAACMU/Mo-Hqiww2Pw/s400/palm.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5IGnBcItxSA/TZqc3Qty04I/AAAAAAAACMM/jW0R7weq5lA/s400/butterfly.jpg

volcomskater77
04-04-2011, 10:55 PM
sad face :( i miss the bitchin red tank. that thing was sick!

olboots
04-04-2011, 10:59 PM
too sick to strip and repaint. it sits up in the corner of the CBCS shop. I just can't get down with a red bike.

volcomskater77
04-04-2011, 11:03 PM
well when you put it that way i totally understand. if only the old original tank was a different color. what color are you goin with it?

olboots
04-04-2011, 11:06 PM
yeah that thing is righteous. I think I am gonna go white. I inherited a little paasche airbrush set up so I am assuming there will be lots of psychadelic shit going on but the bike will be mostly white. Brrrrrr White Lightening!

ChopperTy
04-06-2011, 4:29 AM
killer find, you lucky dog

olboots
04-06-2011, 1:25 PM
if anyone knows where I could get some 6 bend pullbacks and a couple aris style triangle lights let me know! thanks.

HumblePie68
04-06-2011, 3:07 PM
if anyone knows where I could get some 6 bend pullbacks and a couple aris style triangle lights let me know! thanks.


if you need 7/8's bars I have a pair,,you can have em for shipping cost

LinkBelt
04-06-2011, 4:57 PM
if anyone knows where I could get some 6 bend pullbacks and a couple aris style triangle lights let me know! thanks.

Aris style triangle lights= Lowbrow Customs 57.95 picked one up from them a couple weeks ago.

olboots
04-06-2011, 11:24 PM
if you need 7/8's bars I have a pair,,you can have em for shipping cost
Righteous! any pictures? We've got some cool parts if youre looking for anything let me know

doubt
04-12-2011, 7:50 PM
i got a set of one inch sixbends if you arent going with the 7/8ths, same thing just shipping, or send me some junk and call it even

guschambers
05-06-2011, 3:31 PM
from 1974 street chopper. sorry for the bad picture.

Watasha
04-12-2012, 5:11 PM
Hey y'all
I bought the BSA off OlBoots(my kid brother) and hauled it back up north from Vancouver. Im not a big message board guy, but maybe there's some stand up gents that can help me out when I get stuck. Which is going to be often, I already know that. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zzGEnNqwwVY/T4Ov7Caq40I/AAAAAAAABRA/TJ2Rh6WDUXE/s1600/WP_000753.jpg
This is when I got it home.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F0eLv0s4FNk/T4ZN1N2IqVI/AAAAAAAABTY/pMz6msfnxAk/s1600/WP_000772.jpg
And after an hour of fighting with the front tire and chopper stopper brake to get that stupid front fender off. I left the brake innards out because they are a mess

cHiCoD
04-12-2012, 6:45 PM
THIS......

is fucking awesome.
that made my day. great find.

Watasha
04-17-2012, 7:50 PM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/WatashaCBCS/WP_000810.jpg

I'm thinking I might just restore it to how the dude chopped it in the early 70s.
Just a few slight changes that make more sense than what he had,
and have to make a new sissy bar and find a seat and risers, and some pull back bars.

LinkBelt
04-18-2012, 7:50 AM
I was wondering what happened to this relic of chopper goodness

Watasha
04-18-2012, 5:24 PM
Well, Boots moved down south to vancouver and didnt have a computer and the BSA just sat in the shed or garage whatever while his roommates just bitched about it taking up space so they couldn't work on their xs what the fuck ever jap bikes. Boots moved back to Alberta and sold me the BSA, I drove down there two weekends ago and picked it up and brought it back home with me. Ive started to work on it in my living room now.

scout41
04-19-2012, 9:16 AM
I've got some advice to go this route, you've got an AEE springer right? I'm resurrecting a sporty chop with the same springer and it was all pitted and nasty inside the springs.
It was impossible to polish without taking it apart (you need to compress the springs to get at all of it.) It saves a lot of money VS. rechroming and I HATE polishing.

So here's what I did: made a parts bath. Instead of polishing, let it cook for a couple hours. It's like waiting for laundry.

You need a big container, a 10 gal. rubbermaid or 5 gal bucket, something big enough to submerge the forks deep enough. Don't worry about them sticking out, you can flip it around and do the bottoms of the legs later.

Get a box of baking soda, dump about half/ almost all of it in.
Then fill up the bucket with water.
Stick your forks in, you can do the other half once you get the springs cleaned up.
Hook a battery charger up: + goes on the anode (SS spoon or steel, steel removes rust better IMO)
The negative goes anywhere on the part you're cleaning up.

So let it simmer for a few, an hour, whatever. Check on it, check on it often. I worry about pulling too much chrome off, but it really makes it a mirror finish. I like to use 6volt sometimes, you can neglect it longer just in case you're occupied with other stuff. Apparently Hydrogen gas is a byproduct, so do it out in the garage. I guess it's explosive or dangerous but I never had any problems. Hell I did it in the the basement and I rent, surprised nobody thought I was cooking meth or something.

So after you leave it cooking for a bit, I remove the rust w/ a dry cloth. Then dip it back in, until no oxidation is left.

Then (I know this sounds really stupid, stick with me) get some silver spray paint.
Hit all the rusty/exposed welds and bare metal with it. Let it dry for a few minutes, then wipe it down with a rag soaked (just a little) in turpentine, then get a dry cloth to take off the crud that leaves behind. The silver paint's metallics stick to bare metal, but not the chrome. Hit it with wax to protect it, and VIOLA! good as new. Honestly it's a hell of a lot better looking than hitting it with a drill w/ brushes like lowbrow's FAQ. Chrome comes out mirror finish. I tried using a lambswool drill and polish, it scratched the hell out of it.

I did also hit all the really bad spots with aluminum foil, but I think paint works just fine. Just a different method I wanted to offer up. If you fill the bath up with diluted acid instead of water, it will eat chrome right off--if say you need to do that. But baking soda and water won't harm chrome unless you leave it in there for days--or unless it's a really thin coating. It will pull any galvinized or zinc coating right off, and if you suspend small parts, use straight steel chain (zinc coated is ok) or even aluminum/copper wire.
Good Luck!
Scott.

Watasha
04-25-2012, 3:29 PM
my springer is actually really clean, but this is good information thank you.
I don't know if its AEE though, I know they didn't stamp til 1972, so maybe this was purchased before that.

Does anyone here know where to find a 15" rear tire? It has a yokohama on it now, it looks decent, no dry rot, but Id like to replace both tires before I start riding

Watasha
04-28-2012, 8:05 PM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/WatashaCBCS/WP_000879.jpg

I took the oil tank and went to town on it this afternoon, got up to 1500 grit, can see my reflection pretty clear, gonna polish/buff it soon.

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/WatashaCBCS/weedtank.jpg

Got the engine out and am going through it right now. Comin' along slowly. Id like to get it done before August for sure, there's a "show n shine" at my favorite bar, my grandfathers old watering hole.

LinkBelt
04-29-2012, 9:15 PM
Hey Bro, 15 in. Tire. Use a car tire for a classic VW Bug. I read that is what they used back in the day.

Watasha
04-29-2012, 10:17 PM
Oh right on thanks man
Im not sure if the wheel is supposed to be offset due to the chain and brake, or if I have a problem, the wheel is about 3/4 of an inch to the right of the fender and it looks strange to me...

LinkBelt
05-01-2012, 6:30 PM
Yeah I think the hub will be off set. I am going through the same thing on my triumph. Thing is line up your chain gears, measure your clearance between chain and tire. Then keeping in mind that you need some clearance there have your wheel centered with spoke adjustment. There is a tollerance on the out of center. I think it can be as much as a half inch but I am not for sure. Maybe Tony, Tyler, or Lucas or one of the other Brit experts can chime in on this one.

Torch
05-02-2012, 8:17 AM
typically on a 500/16 wheel and tire set up you can offset lace the rim 3/8" over to clear the chain from the tire, it also helps to run the thin sided Renold brand 530 chain. (a great chain)

Watasha
05-03-2012, 5:54 PM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/WatashaCBCS/WP_000922.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/WatashaCBCS/WP_000923.jpg

I don't know if these photos are any good for seeing what I'm talking about. The fender is sort of twisted and the sissybar is just sitting on there so try and ignore that.
I didn't lace the wheel or anything, I just took it off and put it back on.

cHiCoD
05-03-2012, 6:18 PM
well,when you weld a fender strap in and bolt the fender to it,you can align it in there just right. pretty common.
mine was the same way.
or take the fender and twist it with your hands lightly the opposite way of the "twist",until it looks good.

Watasha
05-03-2012, 6:24 PM
well,when you weld a fender strap in and bolt the fender to it,you can align it in there just right. pretty common.
mine was the same way.
or take the fender and twist it with your hands lightly the opposite way of the "twist",until it looks good.

Oh I know, I wasn't meaning the fender, sorry. I have to massage the sissy bar back to original shape then put the brace back in, then Im sure the fender with sit straight. Im wondering if the wheel is messed up

cHiCoD
05-04-2012, 1:20 PM
wheel could need fine tuning(truing). wheels usually sit a little off center for whichever side for the chain to clear and be straight to the primary side as well.
some are more offset than others on different makes and models.

HumblePie68
05-05-2012, 7:23 AM
Have a similar tank of an old Triumph, sadly it did not fair as well as yours

Watasha
05-05-2012, 3:12 PM
Whoa that cobra is pretty righteous. Is yours signed?

Watasha
05-17-2012, 8:20 PM
Been working on the frame, got some gouges from a grinder or something, welded them up, now I'm doing some very subtle molding and bodywork, should be in primer by the weekend I am hoping

vr6freak
05-26-2012, 8:19 AM
Nice score! It would be super cool to track down the original painter and send him a pic of the tank almost 40 yrs later..haha:cheersmate:

MadRiverMoCo
07-03-2012, 9:17 AM
...waits...

SelfDestruct81
07-14-2012, 5:12 PM
nice

Bobber68
08-13-2012, 9:35 AM
What happened to this build..I know its old , did you finish it ?

steeltoe138
08-17-2012, 10:28 AM
love that oil tank