It's time to resurrect this old Judy SL as it would look smashing on my Voodoo (that it originally came on). It's got some issues though. One of the brake arch bolts has been missing for a while (the head broke off) and had no idea what to do about it since they are pretty special. A friend of mine was digging around his wealth of parts from his days as a mechanic and found two brand new bolts! I figured with that kind of luck this fork needs to see some action again. I spent an evening restoring the exterior as well as I could. Here are some photos of the before and after.
Before and after.
Now all I really need to do is find some aftermarket internals for this bad boy. Where should I look? I see things come up in the for sale forum here from time to time, but they always seem to go fast. I have seen a few places here in the States that I've minimally looked into.
The first one would be a total overhaul but cost me about $130usd and the second option is elastomers, and I'm not sure I want that.
Here are a few more shots of the fork.
By the way I have tried scrubbing these forks down with soap and water before with relatively bad results. This time I used Maas metal polish to clean them. I tested an area that wouldnt be seen first to make sure no paint would be removed and lo and behold it took off the stubborn grime I thought was part of the paint forever. My one caution is that it did seem to remove a very very slight amount of paint, so be sparring with the polish if you try this method.