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Offline moza

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1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« on: September 29, 2017, 06:56 PM »
So I bought i really nice patterson frame and forks with repo decals. When I eventually removed it from the box i was horrified, it was scratched to death, rusty, paint around the welds and the decals were on wrong. I nick named it the scrapperson as it was nothing like how it was described. I let it sit for some time before i thought stuff it I will try and make something of this mess.

 

















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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 07:18 PM »
So I carefully removed paint from around all the welds and then set about polishing. I used good old fashioned Autosol, i dont rate Peek myself .





























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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 02:03 AM »
That last picture!
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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 03:50 PM »
Top Job!   :4_17_5:

not many people got a kitchen in the garage?  ???

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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 01:18 PM »
Top bombing Lee, that's come up a treat


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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 01:20 PM »
Come up nice that Lee considering the abuse it's suffered.  :daumenhoch:
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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 01:41 PM »
Nice job Lee - I will try and overlook your comments about Peek :teef:

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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 05:04 PM »
Top Job!   :4_17_5:

not many people got a kitchen in the garage?  ???


Ha ha its recycling.  The kitchen was in the house when we moved in. I found a new use for it once removed

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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 05:06 PM »
Nice job Lee - I will try and overlook your comments about Peek :teef:

Ha ha I honestly don't rate it even though everyone does. Autosol worked great to Polish this up but peek didn't do anything

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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 11:36 PM »
Cleaned up well though I didn't think it looked too bad to begin with. Obviously depends on how it was described and what you paid for it, etc, etc. In any case I love Pattersons, so am looking forward to seeing it built up. What have you got in mind parts-wise?
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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 07:25 PM »
So with Gold parts being more expensive than Gold and come up forsale as often as moon rocks I decided I had to make my own stuff up. So the parts were sourced, stripped and prepped for anodising. Once done off they went to Jay at chameleon  :smitten:






Next step was to fit the rivet, I had pondered doing this for sometime and thought stuff it I'm going to do it. I borrowed a home made tool of a friend called Michael Stobie, ive no idea what he is called on here. He uses the tool with a hammer and I wanted more control so I opted for the 2 tonne press at work. Parts are here and sat in the garage and I cant wait until tomorrow so I have a little go in my vice...................and i couldn't believe it worked and it was soooooo easy !!!!!!!!










So with that working really well it was time for some painting, decals and building















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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 11:24 PM »
Those MX calipers look the fookin muttz nuttz Lee. Really great bodgin mate - love a bit of home made, vice-related repair skills  fistblump
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Re: 1985 Scrapperson ( Patterson )
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2017, 09:55 AM »
Looks great. I've always sworn by Autosol too. It has a solvent in it that just literally wipes rust off. I will keep an eye on this, loving that ano, looks nice and dark like it should !

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