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Julius Czar

26" Leeson Frame Restoration

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Had this frame come back into my possession recently, and as you can see it's been left in a shed, exposed to the elements <_< 

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I plan to attack it with a bit of 320 grit on a DA. I'm hoping for a patina effect from the rust, then to brighten up the brazing with some brasso and then clearcoat it. I have an idea for a leeson logo on the frame but I need to do a bit of research first. 

Watch this space! 

 

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So I had some spare time today to tackle the rust on the frame.

I used 320 grit paper on this little DA sander, made the job very easy! Got rid of the rust in no time.

 

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A quick before and after. Love the finish it's left behind! 

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I still want to brighten up the brass some more so there's more of a contrast between the dull metal and the gold bits.

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Here's how it looks now, it's still raw metal but once I've finished shining the brasswork up I'll sort out getting it clear coated.

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Next step is the brasswork then sorting a logo out! 

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Whats the plan for the build? Got enough old school parts to build it up?

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Thats a hefty crack by looks of things in the Drive side BB yoke. I'd get clive to look at that before building it up 

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17 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

Whats the plan for the build? Got enough old school parts to build it up?

I'm really not sure at the moment, I don't have any parts really! Just seemed to be a waste to let it rot, I might build it up over time, if not I'll either sell it if there's interest, or keep it up on the wall ^_^

11 hours ago, porn* said:

Thats a hefty crack by looks of things in the Drive side BB yoke. I'd get clive to look at that before building it up 

I'll have a look tomorrow but it might just be a dark spot in the brazing. I don't recall seeing any cracks when I went over it but I'll have a closer look.

edit: I've just noticed the bit you mean. That does look quite bad actually haha! I'll let you know what I find.

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Sake. Whats the point of doing it up if you're not going to build it?

I command you at once to start looking for retro parts! I have an El gato and some 04s.....

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3 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

Sake. Whats the point of doing it up if you're not going to build it?

I command you at once to start looking for retro parts! I have an El gato and some 04s.....

I know it's a shame! Didn't want to leave it all rusty though, might as well sort it out either way :P and ill be happy to sell it if I know it's going to a good home! ;)

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