Saturday, May 3, 2008

The art of ball (hand) peening rivets

If you will be hand peening your rivets for your floor rails, I recommend checking this article out. It's a quick read and offers great pictures. It's a kinda for dummies approach.

Here's another useful article.

Seeing the pictures and the process will make it easier for newbies (like me).

Emblem adhesive

I did a bit of research looking for the best emblem adhesive online with the car restorers and I came up with this.  As you know the back of my emblems for my legshield were broken off by the previous owner when he removed them.  Luckily, I still have studs on the emblems.  I aim to polish them with Mother's and apply an VERY small amount of this adhesive (which is clear) and that is how I will install my emblems.

Check out the floor rail post. It's been added to.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 22nd Update

New posts and updates will be sporadic for a while. We are in the process of preparing to move back West -- home. House is sold, our life is in storage, I resigned this week for the 2008-2009 school year. My wife and son leave in two days and I will finish the school year through June (I'm a teacher). It is my hope that I will be able to focus on the scoot throughout May and possibly finish it up. Ted will continue to work on when he can as well. The bike is pretty close to being complete and ride-ready. Keep your eyes peeled you could see the SS180 in San Francisco,CA or Portland, OR driving by -- make sure to give us a toot.