Rust and Crust

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    We seem to have lots of threads on here showing all the nice clean projects, the ones that just need a wipe over with a rag, and a weekend of spanner waving to put back on the road.
    But we don't appear to have any pictures of man size projects, the ones that make you think, the projects that make others gasp in disbelief, some would call them a money pit, some madness, but to some just a challenge.

    So lets see the rust and Crust...
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    So come on then, what have ya?:evil
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  2. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    How about this?

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  3. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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    This thread makes me sad. A bunch of once great bikes that will probably never see the road again because of constant neglect.
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  4. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    If it makes you feel any better, the bike in the picture I posted is currently licensed, insured and roadworthy. Not a pretty restoration, but back on the road at least.
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  5. Beezer Josh

    Beezer Josh Moto-Amish

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    Not as bad as some of the ones already posted, but before:
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    After, although it will always be an ongoing "project":
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  6. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Well done, Josh. Nice "save the bike" project. Bravo.
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  7. CaptainCrunch

    CaptainCrunch Been here awhile

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    Looking through that first round of pics I think I winced so hard I pulled a muscle.
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  8. Rob Farmer

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    One I did a few years back

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  9. Beezer Josh

    Beezer Josh Moto-Amish

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    Nice job, Rob! What a difference!
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  10. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    Photo 5 in the first thread I'd take on anyday!
    Rgds,
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  11. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    saved these before time had them further decomposing like the previous pictures.
    Z-1 with gt 750 front end
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  12. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Gandma is digging the hillclimber!
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  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    raiding the parts stash for a new project

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  14. MIOB

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    I really, reaaly hope that no one will ruin that hill climber by restoring it.... :cry
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  15. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Great thread Kev



    £2750/$4400 seems a trifle optimistic for this!
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  16. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Maybe it was her bike.
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  17. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Is there no film of these relics being hill climbed?
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  18. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Probably some brit bikes here.

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  19. danedg

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