Friday, May 27, 2011

'51 Update

I've sorted through all the boxes and am now starting to tear everything down so I can get a feel for where I'm at. As a first step I'm sorta thinking I'll strip everything down to the frame so I can start cleaning it up for powder coating. I'm actually a little farther along than this, these pictures are from yesterday.

Until I can pull together a little $$$ to make any real progress, I've been keeping myself occupied with loads of free labor. Incidentally, if you catch me rambling about how fetching polished aluminum parts are on vintage Brit bikes feel free to smack me around. I clearly hasn't been long enough since I slaved away on the Suzook cases. Perhaps I should have bought a WLA. It's not all that much fun and these 60 year old cases are chewed up enough that I've had to do loads of wet sanding. The primary cover is not quite finished but I'm getting there.

For comparison here's the primary cover at a similar starting point. That piece ought to be fun.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

Wow, save some for tomorrow!! Wish I could be there to help.