Rust and Crust

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

  1. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    +1 on this concoction, soak it and let it work for a while.
    If you're not up to playing chemist, Kroil works well.
    That will be nice when you get it squared away.
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  2. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    I picked this up for a parts bike. It sat outside under a tarp for years apparently, the tarp having weathered away long ago. I think I gave $150 for it maybe? No title of course. I was going to strip it down, but after taking off the rear fender it just looked like a great rat-cafe. If I can free the motor and make it run then I'll try to keep as much patina as possible and ride it as is, rusted out pipes and all.

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    Another project bike I picked up. I didn't know it was this ratty when I agreed to buy it.

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  3. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Just to give you an idea of the UK scene, That would never bee a parts bike over here, that would always be sold as a project :deal:clap:clap

    Nice project though.:freaky
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  4. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    there are bike like that for sale in the uk that have a good motor and a hand made frame that make me wont the motor and scrap the reast of the bike.
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  5. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  6. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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  7. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    The guy had half a dozen bikes in the yard, and a couple motors. This was the most complete, only missing the seat. I've taken a few parts off, like the headlight bucket and rear brake light switch. The motor is stuck though, so that would be the first thing to tackle.

    The other bike is an aftermarket Amen frame.
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  8. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Dusty or Rusty?
    A pic from last weekend

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  9. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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