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  • #76
    Hi there,

    Here are some photos of the foam being prepped and body filler applied ready for initial shaping.

    Cheers.

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    Initial Shaping done!

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    • #77
      How would you go with a vibrating pad/table to get rid of the air ,,?
      As they do with setting concrete ,,,and to make clear ice blocks for sculptures and such .
      its engine oil madge ,,,
      Your soaking in it ,,!!

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      • #78
        Originally posted by dex View Post
        How would you go with a vibrating pad/table to get rid of the air ,,?
        As they do with setting concrete ,,,and to make clear ice blocks for sculptures and such .
        Hi Dex,

        With the extra sprues and vents cut and a bit of tapping of the mould once the resin is poured there are no defects now.

        Cheers

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        • #79
          Hi there,

          Here are photos of the air filter cover details.

          I cut some grooves through the top of the mould with the Dremel then cut thin strips of plastic rod to suit and bogged them into place.

          Once they are removed they will give a detail groove around the cover similar to the original.

          Once this has set and been sanded i will cut the reliefs for the mounting screws.

          I have also added a flange for the fibreglassing

          Cheers

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          • #80
            Hi there,

            Here are some more photos of the air filter cover details

            I fixed the mould plug to a wood box so i could build a temporary router table and fence around it

            The cover has reliefs for the mounting screws so this was the way i cut them into the plug with the router.

            Cheers.

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            • #81
              Hi there,

              Here are some more photos of the air filter cover.

              Filled any defects then primed and sanded

              Mounted to the filter housing and i filled any gaps with clay

              Then i sprayed PVA to the whole setup ready for gelcoat.

              Cheers.

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              First gelcoat applied

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              • #82
                Loving everything about this build mate - keep the updates coming (although I realise you're doing a lot more than just bolting on bits - so it takes a lot longer!!!!).
                Rigby "No dude, you're doing it wrong! Righty-tidey, lefty-losey! Not lefty-tidey mess it up because you're a loser!"

                ZRX1200S, RGV250 VJ22, Skyteam T-Rex, Z50J1 '78, XV250 Virago

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                • #83
                  Thanks Diggs,

                  Will keep them coming.

                  Yeah will be a long build for sure but making progress slowly!

                  Here is the mold with cove in the corners and the cutouts. This adds strength and allows the mat a shallower transition at right angles

                  Also added a back board for ease of mould making later.

                  Cheers.

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                  • #84
                    Lucky you're doing it, I would have put it in the too hard basket long ago.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Peter View Post
                      Lucky you're doing it, I would have put it in the too hard basket long ago.
                      Hi Peter,

                      I read this to my wife and she agrees with you there.

                      I think the hours put in will be worth it in the end to see it returned to its former glory. ( Wife shaking her head in background ) lol!

                      Cheers.

                      Here is the mould finished

                      Had a couple of small holes to fix but all done and ready to make the part.

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                      • #86
                        wow , your wife is not the only one , I found myself shaking my head too after each update. you must have a lot of spare time.

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                        • #87
                          I think it's the 'fun' (challenge really) of getting something, be it a bike, car or even a mower, and bringing it back from certain death. Sort of the mechanical equivalent of a ER department. Lol
                          "We have the technology, we can rebuild it better, stronger, faster".........well, atlest get it going again.

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                          • #88
                            Amazing work!

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                            • #89
                              Thanks babu, I really appreciate the positive comments and likes.

                              Here is the mould PVA'd, gelcoated and fibreglassed

                              Cheers.

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                              • #90
                                Really looking forward to seeing the airbox cover mate, recreating the fenders was pretty awesome - but making this without having ANYTHING to copy off is truly awesome.

                                You have my BOTY vote already just based on the amount of work you've put into this. With an unlimited budget most people here could bolt an amazing Take/Kitaco laden bike together - but this is craftsmanship!
                                Rigby "No dude, you're doing it wrong! Righty-tidey, lefty-losey! Not lefty-tidey mess it up because you're a loser!"

                                ZRX1200S, RGV250 VJ22, Skyteam T-Rex, Z50J1 '78, XV250 Virago

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