97 santa cruz heckler

Peteroughton169

Dirt Disciple
slowly but surely getting there, picking frame up tomorrow once isolation is over. until then, the judy xl uppers have come up nice, however the damper is empty and the seals are not replaceable. ime going to refill it for now and see how long it lasts, the lowers are stripped ready for paint and decals, might just do a rattlecan job on them to keep costs down, they are only a stop gap until I get some z1's anyway. I've got a set of judy xlc hydracoil on the way too, to see if I can make a working fork between the 2. had a delivery problem with the 1st set so panic bought another set, then the 1st set turned up🤣🤦‍♂️. successfully swapped the 7spd freehub for an 8spd, didn't even need to redish the wheel. it's dead centre. pretty happy so far, just need to overcome the shock mounting hardware problem next when I get the frame back20211014_112709.jpg20211014_112722.jpg20211014_112751.jpg20211014_112809.jpg
 

Timoth27

Senior Retro Guru
slowly but surely getting there, picking frame up tomorrow once isolation is over. until then, the judy xl uppers have come up nice, however the damper is empty and the seals are not replaceable. ime going to refill it for now and see how long it lasts, the lowers are stripped ready for paint and decals, might just do a rattlecan job on them to keep costs down, they are only a stop gap until I get some z1's anyway. I've got a set of judy xlc hydracoil on the way too, to see if I can make a working fork between the 2. had a delivery problem with the 1st set so panic bought another set, then the 1st set turned up🤣🤦‍♂️. successfully swapped the 7spd freehub for an 8spd, didn't even need to redish the wheel. it's dead centre. pretty happy so far, just need to overcome the shock mounting hardware problem next when I get the frame backView attachment 576811View attachment 576812View attachment 576814
That rear triangle looks great, I quite fancy doing mine as the paint is shot. Can I ask what your process was?
 

Peteroughton169

Dirt Disciple
That rear triangle looks great, I quite fancy doing mine as the paint is shot. Can I ask what your process was?
yeah of course, stripped the paint with some bnq paint stripper, messy as hell, then fine wire wool with wd40, then autosol and a rag. I used a dremel with wire brush tool to get rid of any oxidation
 
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