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Offline pato08

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Let the game begin
« on: 29.09. 2011 00:51 »
Hi All

The transfer from UK to Australia has finaly been completed, and now it's on with the rebuild of my 1957 A10 plunger. I have done a "dry" rebuild, to get an idea of what i need.
So first off I am looking at the nuts and bolts that hold the front and rear guard to frame, e.g. Support Bridge, stay, and front mudguard stand and rear mudguard support bracket. Are these a painted item ? galvanised ? Zinced ? bright steel ?
Secondly can anyone recomend a chrome plater for my tank near ACT, although I will travel for right job.
And thirdly how the heck do you remove the pin in the hinge on rear guard  *help*, and can I still get the blind rivits for the hinge.

Photo's to follow when my new computer arives next week.

Pato 
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Re: Let the game begin
« Reply #1 on: 29.09. 2011 01:15 »
I have this link  posted by Muskrat http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,1713.0.html on this forum 8/3/2010, very helpful.
And  http://www.motalia.com/Catalogues/Bolts/ipage.html posted by Muskrat 27/9/2009

Thanks Pato
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Re: Let the game begin
« Reply #2 on: 29.09. 2011 11:52 »
They were cad plated a finish that is illegal to do today ( and rightly so ) .
The best match will be to use stainless nuts & bolts.
Polish them then dip them in stainless steel pot cleaning fluid.
This will etch the surface to give the correct looking dull finish
Bike Beesa
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Re: Let the game begin
« Reply #3 on: 29.09. 2011 23:13 »
Thank you, I'll look into stainless.

Pato
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Re: Let the game begin
« Reply #4 on: 30.09. 2011 12:29 »
Pato. you will find this site useful             http://www.stainlessbits.com/link12.html          all the best Goldy
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