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The Bushman
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October 3, 2013 - 11:22 am
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did you know that you can buy rim protectors for fitting tyres .

now dont ask me where, but i know i have seen them, they are made of plastic and reuseable i guess any tyre firm will tell you where to get them and i dont reckon they will cost too much either being plastic.

maybe some help !!

 

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October 3, 2013 - 3:51 pm
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ebay or hitchcocks

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Wow the engine so mirror like !! I just got a tube of autosol from halfords.  Fingers crossed lol 

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October 9, 2013 - 1:19 pm
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The General said
did you know that you can buy rim protectors for fitting tyres . now dont ask me where, but i know i have seen them, they are made of plastic and reuseable i guess any tyre firm will tell you where to get them and i dont reckon they will cost too much either being plastic. maybe some help !!

I bought a couple of those rim protector off ebay. I found them really difficult to use. You have to hold everything in place while trying to slide the things round the rim. Also they add an extra 1/16 of an inch to the rim that you have to haul the tyre over.

In the end I gave up on them and used a couple of cut up plastic milk bottles tuck over the rim..

Nigel.

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October 9, 2013 - 3:08 pm
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That is a great "top tip" Nigel.

How did you get on with the engine polishing Taffy? Have you got a forum restoration thread going (can't find it!)?

Dave

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October 9, 2013 - 5:11 pm
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No thread going yet but I will do. Maybe later tonight when I get my laptop sorted and all pics together.  I started to clean one side of engine. Wd40 is amazing !! As well white sprits   Not polished yet.  

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October 9, 2013 - 5:25 pm
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Do u spray high heat black paint for the tank barrel ??  Just wondering. I need to do mine as it is quite rusty

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October 9, 2013 - 8:39 pm
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Taffy,you can either use a VHT spray paint or what I did was to get a tin of Granville satin black brush on barrel paint.

Dougie;Glasgow ;Scotland.
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Fab thanks for the tip  I will sand the rust down with dremel and then clean it and paint it  brill

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October 10, 2013 - 9:12 pm
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Hi DaveP  I have started a new thread on my build have a peep. "D7 Frame and D10 restore but sporty verison" in in the restoration build

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October 27, 2013 - 12:03 pm
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I've made more progress with the Bantam.

Here's my first attempt at stitching a seat together;

I picked up some high density closed cell foam from Stafford last weekend, and an off cut of some nice quality leatherette. The stitching is dark green to match the tank.

I stapled the base to some 6mm ply which I will mount brackets on to fit it to the frame.

Pictures of it on the bike;

Getting there now laugh

Dave

 

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October 27, 2013 - 12:13 pm
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Good job on the seat, the bike is looking good now too thumbs-up

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October 27, 2013 - 12:48 pm
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Looking really good,lots of hard graft there!

Blue

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October 27, 2013 - 11:02 pm
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thumbs-up Seat looks good,Dave!

Dougie;Glasgow ;Scotland.
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A little more progress this week.

Finally got a decent original chain guard from a small Autojumble that is held just up the road at Oswestry Racecourse.

I stripped it back to bare metal, filled the small amount of pitting and painted it.

Here's the result;

I've also managed to pick up a Triumph Super Cub front mudguard (same as a bantam sport?) which will get the paint treatment next.

It was great to chat to some of you on the Bantam Club stand at the N.E.C. on Saturday. Best display out of all of the bike clubs there by far!

Cheers!

Dave

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March 12, 2014 - 7:33 am
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Hi Dave,

Just read your blog.

Just awesome, totally inspiring.  I'm just about to start a restoration on my D7 and it's great to see your work. 

Seriously top marks. 

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Very nice job! Hope mine ends up half as good! lol

MD cheers

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I am just collecting bits for a d7rebuild there seems to be many different versions this one seems to have d5 forks an old type tank the headlight is the older type not a necell one with short fork shrouds it may be an older one or a box of bits so do some research into yours first

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March 12, 2014 - 10:55 pm
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I am just collecting bits for a d7rebuild there seems to be many different versions this one seems to have d5 forks an old type tank the headlight is the older type not a necell one with short fork shrouds it may be an older one or a box of bits so do some research into yours first

Snip,

Sounds like your bike could be an earlier model with a D7 engine fitted. The earlier tanks do not fit well on the later frames as they have different brackets. Do you have a frame number and/or some pictures?

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Hello Aquarius thanks for your comments I hope my d7 is an early one the frame no. D736432 but the reg no. On the rear mudguard is bfh81j this can't be right. The engine that came with it is a b175 hcc2479 but I have a spare d7engine that I could use. So I hope this is an early frame what do you think. Snip.

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