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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Leadnuts, May 1, 2012.
How do I get them off? Are they glued or something?
Ignore...I was thinking battery covers...sorry.
Two screws on the tank Roundels, remove them and the Toaster panels will slide off. Snug the screws up real, real lightly-- if too tight, the enamel on the emblems will crack.
I feel I should have been able to figure that out...
Not really, it's just such a small item noone seems to point it out. If I remember correctly they slide out toward the forks.
Are you going to run it with rubber knee pads? I just ordered a set from BMW and they are available for around $23.00 each.
I am going to make identical copies in Walnut and coat with a ICA finish maybe a 20 degree sheen. I thought I would look awesome with a white tank and seat.
So you're going Woodie instead of Toaster?
Treat those Toaster panels with care... they could be worth some coin...
Neat! Looking forward to seeing those!!
Use west system epoxy ( boat glue), the 105 resin and the 207 hardener put on 3 to 4 coats and then apply whatever finish you want ( high gloss poly). The epoxy will seal the wood and make it hard like stone as well as water proof, when you poly it the wood will pop and the depth of the finish is unmatched. Believe me you won't be disappointed. My concern would be the wood swelling in the summer humidity. You micht be better off using a piece of wood backed venire it will be mouth more stable if you back it with 1/8 inch ply
Yeah, West systems epoxy is pretty good stuff. Though I have had some spectacular results with the ICA solvent based 2k products for high use exterior applications. It is nearly indestructible with the look of a lacquer finish, seriously you cant scratch it. I have never sprayed West Systems Epoxy so It would be tragic if I f'ed them up after the time its going to take me to measure and draw them.
Maybe I'll do a WS sample, as its way less expensive.
Very cool. Nice to see someone thinking outside of the Box(er)
Ha, thanks, I was going to do wings but ended up scaling it back a bit...
i kid, i kid...
This will be good to see, i just finished making a rack for a 75/5 that has a new solo seat fitted and have some hardwood rails ready to fit once the bike is repainted Dover white and the rack is back from the powder coaters. I will post up some pics when its done.
I've built a 14' wooden saiboat using this approach. The results were spectacular. I suspect with proper sealing, and a minimal thickness of wood, swelling shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Regardless of solid or veneer, please put me in the group of folks interested in seeing the results.
I like wood, and its a carbon sink, the whole world should be planting trees, then we get to cut them down and use them.
That is a really lovely boat.. I want to build a boat so bad... it hurts.
Got some copies of plans from a turn of the century french 2 man sail boat from a AWESOME maritime museum in Bath Maine... one of these days... Don't even get me started on the rope makers shack, lets just say I would live there..
I will post pictures of the measuring and modeling process on my build thread.. as well as the finished parts. Only problem is I can't decide if I want exact replica or change it a bit.