Meanwhile back in the shed-Australia

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by 3legs, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. OzCRU

    OzCRU Long timer

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    It's a Go-Go Gadget Deluxe Camping Hack & I love it!
    Well done Alex! :clap
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  2. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Finished bogging the GS750 tank. Bloody awful but I'll be stuffed if I going to spend anymore time on it.

    The tank has more dents/dimples than a golf ball. No sooner had I thought it was done that I noticed more tiny dents.

    Just sprayed the silver base today. Will whack some stripes on tomorrow then spray the candy red. I'm just using the silver base for the stripes to match the sidecar silver stripes

    This tank and ducktail is just to run around with anyway so I'm not too concerned.

    The original Orange tank and ducktail will be used for any bike shows.

    Found a use for an old steering wheel I had laying around.

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  3. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great use of the steering wheel @3legs
    Does the wheel turn so you can move the tank whilst painting?
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  4. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Yep sure does. Just found a bolt the same size as the shaft and put a nyloc nut on and bolted it through the piece of wood.
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  5. Sidecarjohn

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    When will you put the steering wheel back on the car ?
    Waste not, want not.
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  6. Scrivens

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    If the bogging job gets too annoying, fire the air bag.
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  7. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3 Thanks for that. Nearly spat my morning coffee out :lol3
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  8. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear Oh! heck...

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    Alex hasn't told you about his secret life and how he gets the steering wheels has he?

    [​IMG] :lol3
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  9. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    GS750 tank and duck tail painted. Didn't come out too bad. Ok from a distance. It will do. Can definitely see where some bog has been applied.

    I'm so over panelbeating/painting.

    I used original stripe design but in silver to match the sidecar.

    They look better than the photos show. Just have to let the clear cure then lightly sand and buff and polish. Hopefully will be able ride it and get it registered next week.

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  10. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    Don't beat yourself up Alex, that looks like it's a splendid job. Nicely.

    Cheers... Paul
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  11. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Thanks Paul but it's really noticable up close. I fully expect people to come up and say who [email protected]#ked that paint job up :lol3
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    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    So tell them to fork off and ask if they could do better. I know I couldn't...

    Cheers... Paul
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  13. Scrivens

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    Another lovely job. You'll be noticeable on the road with all that shiny red.
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  15. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Shit yeah, nice paint job Alex, how many would not even attempt to paint their bodywork......... Looks pretty good for not having painted a whole lot.
    Think I might have to invest in some paint gear to use with my compressor and finish my DR tank etc myself.
    I admire you for having the balls to have a go at painting your tank etc, with practice I am sure it gets easier, and better results.
    May we all aspire to paint like @Fast Idle :lol3 and others with more skills in that dept on here.
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  16. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Thanks Shane. The painting part is easy. It's the bog work that's doing my head in.

    I just can't seem to get it right. I spend all day sanding it back thinking that should be good only to undercoat it and see all the spots I missed and have to start all over again. Drives me nuts.

    I'm really surprised at how well a paintjob can be using spray cans especially candy colours. It's a pity my bog work spoils a great paint job.

    I'm over it. I will farm any bog work out. I might still paint tanks etc that are straight but that's it.

    Yeah I blame Steve @Fast Idle :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  17. Scrivens

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    I've been gradually reconstructing my smashed Silverwing and recently sprayed the big rear rack/grab handle unit. Perfect job until the very last pass when a bit of crud got on the nozzle, stopped the atomiser working and left a nice line of big paint droplets right across the surface.
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  18. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Yeah body and paint can be a real pain. Sometimes you win and sometimes you start over.:photog
    Just like @Scrivens said. It can all be going so well and then something screws up. :lol3
  19. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    True Steve but it's still your fault :lol3:lol3:lol3

    Camper outfit all done and tested. Fitted the front cover and took it for a ride. Bit of headshake but a quick tighten of the Leading link pivot bolts and all is good again.

    Rides as good as it did the last time. New suspension block is a bit stiff but I can live with that.

    It's been a while since I've ridden and geez it feels good to be back on a bike again. Got a sidecar show around 50k's away on Sunday. Will give it a good run then.

    Anyway here's some photo's.

    New cover.

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    Camper set up (without rain cover on).

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    Camper set up with camo umbrella ( will be making a new mounting point so I can use the kitchen ).

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  20. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear Oh! heck...

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    Well done Alex! The set-up looks great. Where's the sidecar show next Sunday?
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