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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:48 am 
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Well, pretty much done.

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Still got a few bits of fine tuning to do, but this is complete now. Hope you approve.

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Its been a good project for me, enjoyed it a lot, with a bit of learning as well. Mind you, I do need to practice a bit more, but that's what this project has been all about for me.

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Its been good taking the time and reworking old parts and getting them to a more usable condition. Relearned welding, spraying, polishing. Also had a spate of folk needing wheels built, so did the wheels for this the other night; another thing I've not done in a while.

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Remarkably I've enjoyed taking my time over it and not trying to rush things. Happy just letting it come together. Pretty much had no choice due to work and money constraints.

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Time to start looking for a new project.


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That's a truly great job done there. :shock:


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Hey Ally, good to see the Kona finished, lovely job.


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Excellent work :D I love it when someone goes this far with a resto rather than the buy and bolt on, and all the better if you can make 'budget' components look that good 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:08 am 
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:oops: That last post was after I'd only read the first page :o once again amazing work, I look forward to seeing this soon maybe?


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Awesome work 8) , looks superb, love the drill/milling work, spat some chicken sandwich on the monitor when i seen the "Weld Repair" stickers :lol:


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Awesome Ally you done a amazing job . :wink: :wink:


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loads of graft there mate, good stuff 8)

the polishing work especially does it for me.

ps. trust that fly on the r/h brake lever to ruin the shot :lol: :roll:


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That's a truly great job done there. Hope the weight saving payed off. Congrats!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:40 pm 
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Cheers folks. Here's some more pics.

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The drilling was more for the look as weight savings would be pretty negligable. Every bit helps though I suppose.

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I am pleased with the end result overall, but not exstatic - there are areas I can definately improve on:

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I do have a lot to learn for the spraying side of things. I've got a better idea for what to do next time though.

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What to do next though?

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Cheers again folks.


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