1998 Sunn Exact bare metal build

Paul R

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Looks great. get a decent car wax or sealent on it before you build it. it will wash off allot easier and dirt wont stick so badly.
 

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Cant wait to see this finished ! Are you going to keep it afterward?
 

sparkybhp

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Thanks for all the positive comments, yeah I’m itching to get out to my workshop and build this up, should be able to make a good start over the weekend.
Might need some guidance with component selection as I have a varied collection of bits and can’t decide what’s going on this one..
 

sparkybhp

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ibbz":2uftdoin said:
Cant wait to see this finished ! Are you going to keep it afterward?

Haven’t decided yet, I do need to make some space but we’ll see once this is built up how attached I get to it!
 

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I’m curious to know what year decals you chose
You could try and source as close to catalogue as possible - here’s an inspirational post: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=351646
Closest match is 98.


Here’s a 97.
 

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sparkybhp

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ibbz":vqw10hud said:
I’m curious to know what year decals you chose
You could try and source as close to catalogue as possible - here’s an inspirational post: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=351646
Closest match is 98.


Here’s a 97.
Cheers for the above, liked the thread you linked - he changed the spec on that a few times didn’t he?
I’m confident the frame is a 1998 but there’s so little in terms of decal details that I could find.. I sent what I could over to Gil M (including the catalogue photo you put up) and he put together what you see on my frame.
So, it’s not going to be 100% original, but I’ll be happy with close to as poss. I have either steel rigid forks or the choice of a couple of 80mm sus. forks. I’m not going to stress too much about tracking down some of those obsys forks - bet they’re like hens teeth.
I have XT and XTR parts to go on and we’ll see how she takes shape..
Cheers as always for the advice and interest.
Marc
 

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There’s some brute and Ruddz stuff on eBay - also if you go to the VTT Francais thread you can ask done Q’s - our friends in France are quite helpful and can source all manner of parts for cheap!

I look forward to this! The Maxe Comp he made a replica and then Changed it afterwards
 

sparkybhp

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Just experimenting with forks, I have some rigid cr-mo in matching white, Marzocchi Z2 bam in chrome/blue and Z2 atom race in chrome/red.
The frame stickers have blue and some red too..
What’s everyone thinking?
 

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