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Offline Noddy78

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #875 on: January 17, 2018, 09:39:14 pm »
Thanks guys, getting a bit itchy to get this thing done now it's starting to really take shape!

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What?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #876 on: January 18, 2018, 06:41:07 am »
Thanks guys, getting a bit itchy to get this thing done now it's starting to really take shape!


Do you realize you started this thread nearly four years ago?!
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #877 on: January 18, 2018, 07:09:39 am »
Thanks guys, getting a bit itchy to get this thing done now it's starting to really take shape!

WHAT?!

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I was simply blown away by the craftsmanship. Beautiful bike

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #878 on: January 18, 2018, 03:49:50 pm »
Do you realize you started this thread nearly four years ago?!

Sure do... 1 sold house, 1 bought house, 1 renovation, 4 house-moves in-between, 1 wedding, 1 honeymoon and 3 years without a garage later I'm actually seeing the light at the end of the tunnel...

I was simply blown away by the craftsmanship. Beautiful bike

Heh, cool, thanks mate.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #879 on: January 22, 2018, 08:24:52 am »
You happen to remember what the starting dimensions of your switch blocks were?  I started to do this same thing but nothing looks as well proportioned as what you did.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #880 on: January 22, 2018, 09:42:56 am »
I love this bike.  Have from the very start.  Truly magazine, show worthy..and it's not even done yet.  The attention to detail and the craftsmanship involved is just so beautiful.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #881 on: January 22, 2018, 02:54:43 pm »
You happen to remember what the starting dimensions of your switch blocks were?

Yup, started as a block of 50x50x25mm. Mostly because that was the smallest I could go and still mount the switches.

I love this bike.  Have from the very start.  Truly magazine, show worthy..and it's not even done yet.  The attention to detail and the craftsmanship involved is just so beautiful.

Hey, thanks mate. I got to the point of kicking my stupid tank all over the garage floor last night, not sure how much craftsmanship is in that, trying to patch this goddam thing is a nightmare, I swear it's basically made of tin foil... Might be looking like a custom tank in the near future...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #882 on: January 22, 2018, 05:19:39 pm »
You have the temperament of an artist.  That's the point of being one.  You will always have struggles to overcome, and you will always be your own worst critic.  Sorry, it goes with the territory..now get back to work on the tank..  ;D
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #883 on: January 23, 2018, 02:36:17 am »
nay ye land lubber,be I am noddys worst critic,the tank kicking is fair for these unchartered waters,never has a man gone so far to achieve as much distain as I for the brass and copper contraption before ye all,behold as I also admire the determination and skill full metal and iron work that is unfolding before our very eyes,carry on noddy,fair seas await you!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #884 on: January 23, 2018, 03:14:27 pm »
nay ye land lubber,be I am noddys worst critic

Hahaha! Gold.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #885 on: February 28, 2018, 03:52:30 pm »
So I've been doing a few bits and bobs over the last few weeks. Finally got some guards back that fit nicely, lowered the gauges as they were sticking up way too far, installed the battery box and piped in the oil tank. Also made a buck for my first attempt at making a tank because trying to fix the old one was giving me the #$%*s...

Guard mounting is next on the list. Then having a go at the tank. Then there's just front remote MC brake set up, rear brake set up, tail light/number plate bracket, indicator mounting, seat, cabling and wiring. Then powder-coating and electroplating and I'm almost somewhere near a functional motorcycle... I wonder if it will actually go...








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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #886 on: February 28, 2018, 03:57:43 pm »
Bummer, photo links aren’t working for me  :'(
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #887 on: February 28, 2018, 03:59:04 pm »
Yeah, sorry, looks like my website is down! Looking into it...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #888 on: February 28, 2018, 04:00:09 pm »
Fixed!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #889 on: February 28, 2018, 04:20:27 pm »
Love the box, Noddy.  Top notch work as usual....
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #890 on: February 28, 2018, 04:25:09 pm »
Love the box, Noddy.

I bet you say that to all the girls... it still needs the prerequisite 100 coats of spar varnish, but I've got to finish drilling holes in it first. Still need to mount the key in it and sort the wiring to (and from) it.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #891 on: February 28, 2018, 06:23:34 pm »
Love the box, Noddy.  Top notch work as usual....
Took the words right out of my mouth!
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #892 on: February 28, 2018, 08:15:17 pm »
Count me in as one of the admirers.
I like the ribs for the fuel tank, like boat construction. Clear glass and permanent ribs ?
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #893 on: February 28, 2018, 11:15:57 pm »
Clear glass and permanent ribs ?

Nah, just a means to get the general shape, make patterns and to form the copper around. Who know if it'll work, but I've got an old copper hot water cylinder laying about, so worth a shot!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #894 on: March 12, 2018, 08:45:18 pm »
Got some fender mounts fabbed-up on the weekend.





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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #895 on: May 20, 2018, 07:50:33 pm »
Ok, so a nice European holiday slowed down progress (even more). But back now and getting onto some woodwork! The beginnings of a seat:








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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #896 on: May 21, 2018, 03:00:51 am »
Nice seat - I hope you are using a softwood.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #897 on: May 21, 2018, 04:02:15 am »
Haha! Don't worry, I won't be sitting directly on wood (the actress said to the bishop), it will be upholstered.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #898 on: May 21, 2018, 04:32:07 am »
WOW! Top-notch craftsmanship. The battery box and oil tank just blew me away. Stunning.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #899 on: May 21, 2018, 09:15:52 am »
I always look forward to updates on this motorcycle.  Every single custom hand-made part you make looks like it should with the direction you're going with it.  The fenders look cool, long, and with how tight they fit around the tires, too  Absolutely love this bike.
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