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My language must be offensive to some snowflakes on here as my posts are getting deleted more frequently these days, so I'll try again with less effort put in to it.

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sandblasted and painted rear rack, to finish my tidy up job.

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8 hours ago, Kimjon said:

My language must be offensive to some snowflakes on here as my posts are getting deleted more frequently these days, so I'll try again with less effort put in to it.

We've checked amongst the mods and I don't believe your posts have been deleted at all. You might have lost some posts if the forum rebooted at a bad time, which seems to have happened a few times lately. 

Sorry! I enjoy your posts, so please keep them up. 

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10 minutes ago, Truenotch said:

We've checked amongst the mods and I don't believe your posts have been deleted at all. You might have lost some posts if the forum rebooted at a bad time, which seems to have happened a few times lately. 

Sorry! I enjoy your posts, so please keep them up. 

Apologies then. I've lost a couple in the hunting/fishing section and one in here recently. All good, I'll take off my tin foil hat then.

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I actually painted something in real paint that looks like it should. Well, apart from it coinciding with a dust storm and bug breeding season:

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Paint leveled out so good, like glass. However I can see a small dent now that I couldn't see beforehand. Oh well, I'm still over the moon with it.

 

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Apart from the dust and bugs, its so mint! Definitely going to paint more of my in shit in 2K. I have done a couple things in the past in 2K, but got lazy with the convenience of rattle cans, as 90% of the stuff I paint doesn't really matter if its durable or not. But yeah, this paint is so good.

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I really like the black glovebox lid, gives it that contrast look that all the cool kids are to their cars by painting/wrapping the bonnet black.

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I brought a new guage to fix a problem. However the pin outputs were different than mine.

Everything I've touched lately gets fucked by my own hands! I started cutting, soldering and splicing the loom together, then realized all I needed to do was unplug the bulbs from the speedo and keep the harness intact. So its now half and half, as I'd already done one side. I guess its better than never starting at all, but sometimes a little fore thought may go a long way?

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Anyway, after stretching the speedo cable outer sheath (more dick fingers at work) and then having to cut a bit off it to enable the inner cable to fit back into both ends to fix it. I sorted the wires and now all is good in the world, with working guages.

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Back on the 50cc. So slow, so ridiculously slow...but so much fun.

My wife took off down the road on it, disappeared for 45 minutes, but returned in the best mood. The magic power of scooters!

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Not sure how "legal" this is, but sure beats running outta gas 6km from home like last time.

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So, I found this body shell online. And the dude is driving from Napier to Auckland this weekend and has agreed to meet me about 10km from my house with it in his van...total GC!!!

Its almost to good to be true, I hope its not a situation I end up regretting, as I'm pushed into said van and wake up days later naked, chained to a pole in his basement? But hey, at least I won't have to worry about doing the shopping and paying the bills...

 

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*I'm not actually serious about the van, I've already declared my undying support for vans, van drivers and all things van related in an early post*

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I've got a lot of ideas for this, some of them are even good ones.

I'll start keeping an eye out for parts and see where this goes depending on what pops up.

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Yes!!!

 

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Free delivery, total GC...and although his van was rather big, I didn't end up in a rape dungeon...so things couldn't have gone better.

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Rear fenders, in true early 2000's Jesse James Monster Garage style "FREEBIE"...

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Another awesome GC hooked me up. Plug for Retroscooter in Akl for all things ummm retro and scooter???

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Turns out even a cripple can change an oil seal...

Its was leaking so much, the rear brakes no longer worked. I used degreaser and cleaned it all out. I didn't wash it with water inside the rear hub because I didn'twant to contaminate the gearbox oil etc, fingers crossed that doesn't do bad things? I just whipped it down with a rag best I could?

I then sanded the brake surfaces on the drum and the pads, put it all back together and boom...brakes work hard out, easily locks up and does skids.

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