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Pete's CT1 Restoration

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Started on the CT1 I picked up at the weekend and thought I'd share the work with you guys and gals.
Managed to get a spark today but wasn't that strong.
I wanted to get it fired up before I started on anything else but I've decided to jump right in and get on with it.
Still pondering the colour, I'll try a few schemes on Photoshop, feel free to chip in with suggestions.
Anyway here are a few pics to get things rolling.
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I even managed to get my eldest son to help :)
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic Pete's CT1 Restoration

If you're keeping the pipe, I think overall proportions would be enhanced with the fitment of a rear carrier - there are usually plenty on fleabay when I'm looking for one for my DT360A!

What was the bribe for the lad?!:ROFLOL
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No bribe Alan, just the joy of working with his dad :ROFLOL
I think I've just found a nos exhaust (hope it's the right one), I've ordered it.
I don't like the look of the expansion exhaust, so I'll clean it up, paint it and offer it up for sale.
Nearly completely stripped down now ready for powder coating, just took the swingarm round the corner to a fabricator to press out the bushes, I'll order new ones from Yambits.
If you see a rack let me know as I think they look better with.
I also need to find a taillight.
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Stripped down ready for powder coating.
Swing arm is with a local fabricator having the bushes pressed out.
Had a go at pulling a few dents out of the tank today with no.1 son, he loved the glue gun.
I think he's getting more interested :)

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Replied by KennyV on topic Pete's CT1 Restoration

Hey, maybe this will be his bike?
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Bits are finally back from powdercoaters.
New swingarm bushes in and swingarm and shock on frame.
I haven't really got in the zone with the CT1 yet so there's plenty to do.
Had a load of parts shipped to my mate in Illinois which hopefully he'll ship soon.
I did manage to fix up the seat with some fibreglass and some JB Weld. I had to shave a bit of the seat foam down where it had gone crusty and stuck on some sheet foam to repair it prior to fitting a new cover. very pleased with the results.
Anyway here's a few pics to be going on with.
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Replied by Dirtboy on topic Pete's CT1 Restoration

Seat looks awesome, great work!
I am looking to buy good condition 1969 DT1 gas tank and light bucket :)

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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic Pete's CT1 Restoration

Today's update is just a bit of fun really.
As a mechanical engineer with too much time on my hands I decided I wanted a Heath Robinson day.
My boys and me are going to be trying out Nickel plating soon so I need to get some of the parts ready.
Sandblasting and polishing needs to be done, so I made a vibrating polisher from a bit of ply, some threaded bar and an old boiler fan, oh and a salad bowl.
The sandblaster was easier to make, a spray gun and a plastic bottle.
Both work really well although I could probably do with a cabinet for sandblasting, I could make one but as it's my golf day tomorrow I might just invest in one.
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