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 Post subject: titan half trac
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:58 pm 
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mr K was kind enough to sell me the titan half ton he had
so its off to the painters , unfortunately its painted wilh bombproof paint
it wont blast off so has to be burned off
not sure what this is going to result in but tuesday will tell
i hope pics and some better news then

said i'd never do it but starting a build log


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:36 am 
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I kept looking at this but luckily its too big for me, will be keeping an eye on this mike
as I think its a good looking frame and will make a sweet riding bike 8) will look good with some of the special "CNCbymikee" components on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:55 pm 
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well its back from the painters
however the brake posts have been painted :roll:

so i'll have to make a tool to remove the paint from them
pics tomorrow


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:23 pm 
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mikee wrote:
well its back from the painters
however the brake posts have been painted :roll:

so i'll have to make a tool to remove the paint from them
pics tomorrow


Why not just paint on a bit of stripper :? or is it powdercoat,though i wouldnt think it would matter.

Look forward to the pics


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:29 pm 
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its powdered andy , but might shift with nitro-mors

will find out tomorrow


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:48 am 
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mikee wrote:
i'll have to make a tool to remove the paint


Already been done:

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Then finish with sandpaper!

Can't wait to see this one, I had a 1/2 Ton 18 years ago and it was cooool! The paint was a heavy duty version of hammerite so I can only imagine the fun that was had removing it!


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 Post subject: titan
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:07 pm 
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:) ace, canna wait for the pics!

Chair's pulled up :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:55 pm 
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sorry guys no pics , battery flat on camera sort of excuse
so anyway , tonight between life happening i got some small bits done
first up is the painted brake post issue
my little tool worked a bit but not well enough to be bothered with ,so a warding file emery paper saved the day
i then had a rake for the bits i'd stored for it ,only to re-consider what i was going to use :roll:
i also noticed that i dont have a functioning head set
a quick rake on e-bay found a cheap 1 1/4" head set ,so bin'ed it
£6.50 , this coupled with the other spares box bits i have should make a functioning headset
pics tomorrow night
honest


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:09 pm 
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not much progress today tho my e-bay £6.50 headset turned up
looks like a standard yst one , six pound fifty well spent


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:12 pm 
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sorry for my tardieness on this ,i usually have them built in about an hour
so some pics of the freshly powdered frame
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its errr white , going to pluck up the courage to do a spatter paint job on it ,thinking black and purple for the components
whadya think ?


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