Would love to see your before and after builds and/or restores.

Barry (Bob) Brown /

I really like restoring old stuff, cars, bikes, RV's etc. and would love to see some folks rebuilds/restores or crazy builds....If you want to share.

I'll go - some before and afters.

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Barry (Bob) Brown /

After.

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Probably Fred /

Missing a lot of pictures of the restoration but basically it was just a frame, engine and rims, a lot of damage on tank, dash, side covers and seat, rusted fenders, missing chain covers, dry rot tires, broken switches, cracked head light, rusted chain sprockets etc. not much good on it at all with just only 369 miles on it !

I was thinking of parting it out but with a little work, some money/nos parts, new pucks, flipped 2nd gear clutch, took down the head a bit, added14mm bing and bored stock intake, put a treats chamber on stock header and I added cateye turn signals,

So I ended up with a very clean wonderful heavy duty bike that even being mostly stock goes over 40mph with great take off,

Basically it’s like a small motorcycle that goes anywhere and out shadows most every moped of the time (1978)

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Anthony Sanchez /

This was my kinetic. I powdercoated and cleaned up.

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Anthony Sanchez /

Puch I picked up for 100$

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Anthony Sanchez /

Vespa ciao I cleaned up!

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I got two tomos sprint together in a deal. one was a 1994 A35 it came with a blown piston and tore up crank. this was the first motor i split the cases on and gave a full rebuild. it ended up running well to 35mph. I sold the bike to an acquaintance for his son over a year ago and the bike is still running.

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Jeremy Homser /

Got this maxi for $100. I reused almost every part that came with it.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Jeremy Homser Wrote:

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> Got this maxi for $100. I reused almost every part that came with it.

> >

Great patina!

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

I don't really "restore" bikes, I'd call it more of a "recondition"..

1976 snark, rescued from a shed in New Jersey.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

1977 maxi, sun bleached from sitting in a field in upstate NY.

(Ugly blue seat in the "after" photo was temporary for testing purposes"

Clear coated over the original patina. Original plastics turned to dust from UV exposure.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /
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Captain Janeway /

Brandon, did you do some spot painting on that rusty tank? If not, how'd you get that rust off?

Nice work everyone! The bodies have been pretty nice on mine, it just been getting off all the effing rust off the chrome. Trying every trick in the book, I'll get it.

Carry on with the great restorations everyone!

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> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> getting off all the effing rust off the chrome. Trying every trick

> in the book, I'll get it.

Have you tried :

Seems to work nicely for me .

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Captain Janeway /

> P D Wrote:

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> > Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> > getting off all the effing rust off the chrome. Trying every trick

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> > in the book, I'll get it.

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> Have you tried :

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> https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41a2oEIdSHL._SX425_.jpg

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> Seems to work nicely for me .

Thanks, but no other comments on rust guys. There's plenty in wiki and I don't want the thread hijacked. Appreciate the sentiment.

Back to the nice restorations.

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Here’s the before and after of my ciao.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> Brandon, did you do some spot painting on that rusty tank? If not, how'd

> you get that rust off?

>

Thanks! Actually, I soaked paper towels in Evaporust, and laid them on all the rusty paint spots, and covered over with cling wrap to seal in the moisture. I'm telling ya, Evaporust is amazing. Doesn't hurt paint or metal, ONLY rust.

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Emil Kniemel /

> Anthony Sanchez Wrote:

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> Vespa ciao I cleaned up!

I think this was spotted by my friend!

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Captain Janeway /

> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

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> Thanks! Actually, I soaked paper towels in Evaporust, and laid them on

> all the rusty paint spots, and covered over with cling wrap to seal in

> the moisture. I'm telling ya, Evaporust is amazing. Doesn't hurt paint

> or metal, ONLY rust.

Nice. Maybe I'll try it on the chrome. Good to know the stuff doesn't trash paint. I'll remember that for next restore.

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Took me about a year to finish.

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Paul Boyer (OFMC) /

Great thread. Keep them coming:-)

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> Thanks, but no other comments on rust guys. There's plenty in wiki and I

> don't want the thread hijacked. Appreciate the sentiment.

>

> Back to the nice restorations.

I love rust, there's crispy rust, dusty rust, lumpy rust, wet rust, plate rust, scale rust, surface rust, subversive rust, red rust, yellow rust, orange rust, black rust

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Bruce Zapper /
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1976 Moby Barn Find

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That Moby is gorgeous!

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Captain Janeway /

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> That Moby is gorgeous!

Agree! And the red Moby in the background of the first photo. Looks just like my first one.

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Just WoW !

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So that’s what I have to look forward to!

Here is the ‘before’

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I’ll post the ‘after’ when I’m done with it someday. But at least I have something to dream of in the meantime.

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Barry (Bob) Brown /

> . Chudas. Wrote:

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> That Moby is gorgeous!

Wow thats a nice bike!

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