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Offline Brooksie

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #90 on: January 26, 2017, 07:58:38 PM »
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Offline Brooksie

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #91 on: January 26, 2017, 10:04:50 PM »
I had another guard from some where but it had a few holes in it which I filled, however even after it was sanded the repair would be evident.



My good bud Mr Restoro Extraodinaire Nightingale got me onto a really nice guard in the US. It just needed a little lovin but is progressing well.

Before as it arrived



Nearly done.




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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #92 on: January 27, 2017, 08:17:07 AM »
Nice!
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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #93 on: March 04, 2017, 06:24:33 PM »
It's good to see your plastic polishing skills are still so strong. The viets taught you well.

Offline Brooksie

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #94 on: March 09, 2017, 12:20:13 PM »
It's good to see your plastic polishing skills are still so strong. The viets taught you well.

lol What a pissa ;D

I see in your time away from the forum you haven't lost your sense of humour, good to have you back.

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2017, 11:56:26 AM »
Starting on the forks. Someone on another forum tried to say that Suzuki never used clear coat on their fork legs. He obviously knows nothing about motorcycles as pretty much

all the Big 4 use clear coat on their forks. Just incase he's on here Education young Watson

Wow paint stripper + fork leg= bubbled clear



After filing down any gouges, then time for the hand linishing.

Remember these things aren't roadies. They were never bright and shiny so I try to retain the brushed aluminium look.



Close up shot. Once they're done I'll coat them in POR15 clear coat, not that they should ever get chipped. This bike has had it's day in the dirt. It's off the the pool room.....If I had one ;D


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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2017, 04:51:39 PM »
at the very least it should be near the front of the shed of despair


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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2017, 10:32:39 PM »
Front of the shed is to easy to steal Tony but it's definitely a contender.

Hopefully by the time it's finished I'll have a new shed complete with showroom ;D

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #98 on: August 06, 2017, 12:21:05 PM »
The carby was a little grubby so I gave it a hit with the soda blaster. Came up a treat.

BEFORE




AFTER








Offline Brooksie

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #99 on: August 06, 2017, 12:24:52 PM »
Also been blasting alot of small brackets for painting, so time to split the cases.




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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #100 on: January 12, 2018, 03:52:58 PM »
Damn. Just read this whole 7 year thread hoping to see the end result! You're definately on track for a 10 year re-build. Great thread.
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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2018, 12:17:19 AM »
Seeing that I'm that close to 10 years why rush and finish it😉 Looking forward to the milestone in 2 years time.

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Re: PE 400 Resto
« Reply #102 on: October 08, 2018, 11:31:27 PM »
Front of the shed is to easy to steal Tony but it's definitely a contender.

Hopefully by the time it's finished I'll have a new shed complete with showroom ;D

The minister of finance has confirmed the funding of an addition to the "Shed Of Despair". Upon it's opening it will be called the "Showroom Of Despair"