Starting a project :)

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Postby Devonian » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:17 pm

Paying before the job is finished may not have been the best move. From what you've shown so far, I'm sure it will be worth the wait however.
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Postby SBeachill » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:51 pm

Wasn't worried about paying before the end mate as the fibreglass man is a good friend of a friend and my fingers were getting itchy to spend the money that was to one side for the project so thought it best to get it paid before I ended up spending it :) lol

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Postby SBeachill » Wed May 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Fingers (and everything else!) crossed the project bike with completed bodywork should be back this weekend :)

Looking forward to having it in the garage again :) in the mean time bought another big old classic :)

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Postby SBeachill » Fri May 18, 2012 9:44 pm

Another weekend another let down!! getting that fed up now that I'm actually thinking of selling the project when it returns!!

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Postby cobrajunkie » Fri May 18, 2012 9:48 pm

Be strong! It will all be worth all the while when it's done. Hang in there man. You're doing a fine job and you'll own one hell of nice ride when done. Body works are the most unpredictable types.

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Postby SBeachill » Sat May 26, 2012 8:34 pm

Finally some update pics, still not quite finished bodywise yet but you can see where it is going??

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Postby 13blades » Sun May 27, 2012 12:49 am

Look'n Good!!!
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Postby 24c » Sun May 27, 2012 7:23 am

Steve, that's starting to take shape. Wise move using the back part of the Omega frame as a reference for the back seat subframe, which will make that rear seat tie in better visually.

Definitely looks more purposeful. Keep it going. +1
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Postby StJean » Sun May 27, 2012 8:46 am

SBeachill wrote:Finally some update pics, still not quite finished bodywise yet but you can see where it is going??

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I would have preferred something like this for the seat
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Postby Pachi » Sun May 27, 2012 4:31 pm

It looks mean!. Keep it up.

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Postby Chris » Mon May 28, 2012 4:05 pm

StJean wrote:
SBeachill wrote:Finally some update pics, still not quite finished bodywise yet but you can see where it is going??



I would have preferred something like this for the seat


Don't forget it comes down when you sit on it.....
If the seat was already this low without rider, it would look awkward with driver....

p.s. Steve, something this good looking really needs a one sided swing arm..... :clap:
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Postby StJean » Mon May 28, 2012 4:09 pm

Chris wrote: Steve, something this good looking really needs a one sided swing arm..... :clap:
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Postby SBeachill » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Sad news on the project front, had a big falling out with the fibreglass man and after 6 months and numerous promised delivery/completion dates I decided enough was enough and sent a courier in to collect the bike, reason being on the last email I sent him (after booking the day off work waiting for the arrival of the bike) got a response that bike wouldn't be back and he needed an indefinite period of time to finish the project!!! Straw that broke the camels back, after 6 months of waiting this is how it came back!
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As you can see in the update pics above I only got pics of the side there was progresson and some of the panels including the screen were held on with masking tape for the photo's!!

I've since decided that I can't let this project die and have decided to try and get things together myself, should have done it myself in the first place!! Have put the original knee pieces back in and have glassed them into place obviosly I've had to make good a gap that has been left by cutting out sections of the l/h one as this had been butchered to make what the fibreglass man thought was needed in higher knee pieces!! lowering and moving the footrests would have been a simpler option !!
Here's how she looks at the moment now that I'm getting things back together!!
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Postby StJean » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:59 am

it seems these days you can't count on nobody
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Postby SBeachill » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:38 am

Well got all the gaps filled back in that had been cut out, fitted bodywork back on and stuffed wiring under the seat to tidy it up so I can see exactly what work I have left to do on the bodywork, had my painter round aswell to discuss things and he has offered to help me out by reinforcing any fibreglass work etc :) so were back on track...

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