Hey all, thought I’d put up a thread to show my most recent Puch Magnum build that is admittedly a bit of a skill flex meant to push myself. I’ve been messing with puchs for 20 years now and I wanted to restore one of these the best I could while having access to all the equipment to do it right at my old job. Got this one with a dented tank (fork dents) and ripped seat, but it ran.
Here’s how it was when I got it:
^not too bad at 5 feet but a little crusty for my tastes. With access to a downdraft paint booth and industrial design shop, this all was like a game of process and patience. (Former job as prototyping specialist)
Here’s the tank up close before repairs:
So I borrowed a stud welder to pop the dents before body work and this is what that looks like (studs get welded to tank, then a slide hammer is used to pull the dents carefully):