The purists best hit the back button now, Mr Dremel came out to play ...
I managed to save this for the spares (future rebuild ?!) box :
It should still fit OK if needed, maybe slightly higher up to compensate for a slightly reduced length :
Polished to allow me to see reflections (look for the lines running along the tubes) - any distortion in the reflection / lines means something is wrong with the surface. A lump means you haven't worked the area enough, a hollow means you have c0cked up ...
I am pleased so far
Mr Dremel was having so much fun he called his mate over to join in, Mr Blow Torch ...
This is after the file had flatted off the initial mess, you can still see the outline from the stop :
And then the emory :
The other end :
Some more bits for the spares box :
I took the paint off the bosses so I could get some good mesurements to match the replacements for the seat tube ('Rampage' is turning down the heads of the new ones) :
I also started on the chain suck, this is going to need some silver solder running in :
Interestingly, these were under the paint i.e. the paint wasnt scratched (in most places) and the scratches were underneath ? Someone had actually painted this without flatting the burrs off first ?