Blimey that's a lot of work if I read the post right..
Pic of the fork crown would be nice
Best of luck with the family situation, can't be nice not seeing him since March
Pic of the fork crown Shaun.... Yes - hoping to see my kids again soon but I'll probably have to go back into court to get a contact order variation.... Sadly its a question of money and time... Such is life... if you're a Father and want to fight to see your children in a broken relationship then you have to pay
Its a difficult choice.... my eldest will soon be 16 and by then he will choose what he wants to do.... another court case could drag out on for 12 months or more anyway..... even longer if I instruct solicitors!
Frame work was lengthy.... I would not normally choose to spend such time on a frame that many would choose to throw away - but it was more a case of showing Tom what is possible. My main work in life includes the manufacture and restoration of Historic Racing Cars - Brabham's, Cooper's, Lister's etc.... so I'm used to Nickel Bronze brazing and silver soldering, etc - but in this case I used the TIG instead with a steel filler rod that was best suited to the S355 material that I profiled the rear drop-outs from. Will probably fit some earlier wheels with tubs at some stage.
I have a very beautiful Ephgrave bike that I've recently found and that one deserves more traditional restoration, but first I need to try to establish its date of birth as someone in the past has ground off the frame number ;( I think its around the mid 1950's - stunning quality of work! I might even post it on here at some stage but for now I have too much work to do with the cars!