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    Quote Originally Posted by OCR View Post
    Will you be employing a similar concept to the front fender?
    I haven't decided on the front yet. I will have to look at the where any interference might be with the brakes. As it sits I have been thinking about using the stock CB fender, but it has a giant hole in it from some sort of incident. It may look better to have the matching front fender than have the required patch job that the stock fender will need. I also really like the look of the full skirt fenders.

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    The frame is finished and painted. I shall hopefully have some new pics soon. An issue has arrived that I would hope to get some feedback on. In order to get the engine in and out of the frame I have to leave the front sub frame off. However, I cannot get the sub frame on with the front studs in the engine. I will have to swap those out for some bolts. The top two studs came right out. I believe that these are often bolts, and I am not sure why I had studs there. The bottom two studs don't seem to want to give way, though. My question is on if these studs are meant to come out. I am going to be putting some heat and force to them to break them free, but if they are not intended to be removed I will look for another solution.

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    They are threaded in and likely frozen in place by corrosion.
    Use some penetrating oil first and then some heat on the casting. (The case metal expands faster than the stud).
    The best way to get it off would be to have a stud tool as well.
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    you can use double nuts to turn them out with a bit of heat
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    love the little stud remover I bought to replace manifolds on my truck. Finding uses for it often since
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    Thanks for the help. I have some oil set on them right now. I hope to get the torch on it tonight. I tried the double nut the other day. Worked perfectly for the top two, but so much for the bottoms. I just wanted to make sure that these aren't cast into the aluminum. I was pretty positive that they wouldn't be, but sometimes it's worth looking like a fool to be certain, that holding one's tongue and breaking things.
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    A couple of crappy pics from my Kindle. I hope to have some decent ones up soon. I am running wires right now, and hope to have it ready to fire up by mid April. Mandatory overtime at work will slow progress, but will also add to the budget. Name:  3-19-17_1.jpg
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    Interesting take on the tail light assembly!
    Was it a speaker horn to begin with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCR View Post
    Interesting take on the tail light assembly!
    Was it a speaker horn to begin with?
    It was an old blow torch.
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    Nice, I guess in a way, it still is a torch, on the other side of the pond.

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